Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…
First up, well done to Charlotte Arter for breaking the World female paarkrun record posting an incredible time of 15:49
You can read about it here..
Great achievement by Charlotte but there were some fantastic results from our members on Saturday too. Two of our members came in as first finishers, Graham Robinson at Frimley Lodge in a field of 566 and Jon Payne at the challenging Homewood run. Brilliant results! We nearly had a hat-trick with Neil Praine coming in 2nd overall at Hogmoor Inclosure.
As per usual a number of our members took part in their local parkruns or were out touring, details below:
Basingstoke – 2 SJs made the short journey over here with Iain Findlay & Elin Loftesnes finishing in 24:00 & 26:27 respectively.
Cirencester – Lou Gubb 1st time here saw her finish in 28:23
Hogmoor Inclosure – Coming in second overall, Neil Praine finished in a very impressive 19:10
Crane Park – Continuing his touring, Stephen Casey finished in 21:55.
Bath Skyline – Mark Pattrick completed his 2nd run here in 24:32
Hazelwood – With the 6 Nations starting, Stuart Mayes got around in 23:49.
Lanhydrock – Down in Bodmin, Max Woods & Sacha Kendall-Woods completed this run in 23:44 & 29:03 respectively.
Homewood – At this challenging course, a fantastic achievement by Jon Payne being the first finisher here in a new PB 20:41. Helen Vizard our other SJ here finishing in a good time of 26:25
Woodley – Running as a Pacer, Jon Green finished in 22:36 which was a new PB!
Guildford – A time of 31:46 gained a PB for Claire Gujer!
Bedfont Lakes – Stuart Overhill finished in 23:56
Llanelli Coast – Kim Reeves completed this in 27:10
Houghton Hall – In his 53rd run here, Andy Summerskill finished in 26:28 which was a new PB!
To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile.
Well done to Jim Laidlaw, that mileage is ramping up and we can see all the half marathons being run by other members as training runs build up.
Club Events for the week ahead…
Thursday: A run with Erol will contain hills, laughs, and a couple of wrong turns (normally), but you can guarantee you’ll end up at the car park eventually, and with a smile at the end of it all! Meet at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm and lights and high vis clothing will be required. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity.
Erol will post the route details to the club facebook page later this week.
Friday: Track is still free and the coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique. This is a great way to improve your running form and fitness, get faster and help prevent injury. If you’ve never ran on a track before give it a try, it’s a lot of fun and you are never more than 200m away from the start.
Saturday: Lots of members will be enjoying their weekly Parkrun fix at 9am on Saturday morning, if you’re thinking of going somewhere new then post on the Facebook page as there may be other members planning on running at the same place as you! Wherever you are parkrunning – Don’t forget your barcode!
Sunday: Come along and give the The Sunday Lookout run a try with Dick Newman and Emy Circuit. They say its the best run of the week but might be a bit biased! It’s a flexible run leaving from The Lookout at 9 am with different groups to suit a wide range of abilities. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.