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Meet the Member – Sarah Hyatt completes 50 parkruns

Q) For members who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself?

I am married with two children, Casey 13 and Alfie 11, neither of them like running no matter how much I try to convince them how much fun it is.
I work in finance.

As well as running I do triathlons.

Q) How and when did you get into running?

I ran competitively as a child when I lived in London, my best achievement was coming 2nd in my age group in the London Mini Marathon at the age 12 when it used to finish on Westminster Bridge.

I gave it up in my teens and barely ran again until after I had my son and joined Sandhurst Joggers, I’ve been with the club 11 years now.

Q) What do you enjoy most about being a member of Sandhurst Joggers?

The people! So many members have become close friends of mine, everyone is always supportive, from new runners to those that have been running for many years.
The last 10 days have shown how amazing this club is, especially in times of need.
The variety of runs on offer on a weekly basis is also fantastic.

Q) On which of the weekly runs are we most likely to bump into you?

Over the years I been a regular at all different club runs, Im just getting back in to things after breaking so my shoulder aiming to be a regular at Tuesday intervals or Friday track,
I also enjoy the Thursday Threshold run. Oh and Handicap- I love the monthly handicap.

Q) You’ve ran most of your parkruns at Bracknell, tell us what you like about that event?

Funnily enough Im not actually a fan of Bracknell, I hate tough runs and Bracknell is just that, the course is varied with the woodchip, it saps the legs and is a much slower course than most others.

Q) Of the 14 other parkruns you’ve run, which was your favourite and why?

Oh thats a tough one….. I like runs that are on good sturdy surfaces. Northala Fields was a nice flat quick course, Crane Park was another lovely course.

Bushy Park was great being the birth place of parkrun. Definitely NOT Dinton Pastures, twice I’ve run there and twice I’ve fallen, that’s where I broke my shoulder.

This parkrun malarky is addictive, I went from ‘not getting out of bed for parkrun’ to catching the bug quite quickly, I can be now found checking out results to see if I can be first lady to finish at tourist locations- Me competitive? Nooo….

Q) What other events are on your programme for 2020?

Running – I’m doing the Grizzly Cub in a couple of weeks and I also have London Marathon in the diary.

Other events – I have Ride 100 and 2 mile Serpentine swim in the diary too so that i get the London Classics all in one year. I’ve also (stupidly) agreed to do rough runner with a team for work.

Q) What is your go-to nutrition to fuel the triathlons and Classic’s Sarah?

Thank you very much for sharing that with us Sarah and I am glad you are recovering well from that Dinton fall and you are a very encouraging and supportive member of the club too.

Good luck with completing the Classics in a single year!

I had better clarify that the bit at the end was a bit of fabrication!! (I think??)

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