The race diary for the Southern Cross Country League have been announced, this season there are five races;
8 Oct 17 Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC – Pamber Forest
12 Nov 17 Portsmouth Joggers – QE Country Park
10 Dec 17 Farnham Runners – The Bourne Woods
31 Dec 17 Hart Road Runners – Lord Wandsworth College
21 Jan 18 Stubbington Green Runners – Manor Farm Country Park
It is possible that Haslemere Border AC will host a race in February – Polecat Valley
Please contact the XC team captain, Ian Jones, if you are interested in entering this league.
This weekend an intrepid group of prestigious club runners took on the ever popular 24 hour endurance race, Endure 24, at Wasing Park near Reading. Portsmouth Joggers also had a crew of runners in attendance 😋
PJC had a total of 9 runners taking on the 24 hour challenge solo as well as a pair taking it on as a team. Our 11 hardy runners amassed an amazing total of 665 miles during the 24 hour period running the 5 mile looped course through sunshine, rai…n and darkness.
Pauline Dorn 10 laps – 50 miles
Del Roberts 11 laps – 55 miles
Hannah Little 11 laps – 55 miles
Jenny Campbell 12 laps – 60 miles
George Lewis 13 laps – 65 miles
Michelle Cuming 13 laps – 65 miles
Andy Little 14 laps – 70 miles
Paul Jeffrey 14 laps – 70 miles
Kirsten Walton 15 laps – 75 miles
Jonny Langley & Simon Langley 10 laps each – 50 miles each. 100 miles total
The runners were supported at base camp (and at various places around the course) by a fantastic crew, Tom and Liz Worman, Claire Fleming, Paula Taylor, Stacey Parry and Angela Gaston Langley, not forgetting team mascots Mollydog and Bertie.
It was quite simply a fantastic weekend of fun and running within the PJC family with people pushing their personal limits and putting their endurance and mental fortitude to the test. I am really looking forward to us doing it bigger and better next year and can’t thank everyone involved enough for the support and encouragement day and night. Although we were predominantly running solo we were most definitely a team.
The popular Summer XC is taking place on Wednesday 28th June at QE Country Park, with scenic forest tracks over a distance of approximately 5 miles.
Please find attached link and further details on the PJC Race page.
Tony and Russ have updated their marathon plan, already been popular on facebook, so added here so you can refer to them regularly. Level one for those looking to go under 4 hours, and level two for up to 5.5 hours. These plans can easily be adapted if you are training for shorter distances – the variation of interval and tempo work combined with longer runs is tried and tested.
Each plan also includes race prediction charts at the end. These are great if you want to know how your 5K time translates into 10K, or 10 miles, or how fast your 10K should be if you want to run a 4 hour marathon.
Level One plan is here, level two is here.
If you want any advice on the plans, or you cannot work out why your 10 mile time was not as “predicted” given your 5K time, then ask Tony for help!
Portsmouth Joggers have now completed their move to 1000 Lakeside.
We would like to thank the Lakeside management / Karen Tyrell for the warm welcome to this fantastic new location.
The club runs will as usual start 7pm Tuesday and Thursday. We will meet in the cafe just to the right of the Lakeside reception desk.
If you wish to contact the club – mail to : email@example.com