Congratulations to our Annual Award winners!
Most Improved ABC Runner (male) – Samantha Vermeulen
Most Improved ABC Runner (male) – Steffen Rohr
Most Improved Handicap Time (female) – Caroline Blackburn
Most Improved Handicap Time (male) – Mark Davenport
Highest Cross Country Points Scorer (female) – Denise Sterling
Highest Cross Country Points Scorer (male) – Richard Gowen
Fastest Handicap Time (female) – Liz Halley
Fastest Handicap Time (male) – Michael Cook
Chattiest Runner – Laura Ive
Most Socialable Runner – Neil Shoesmith
Best Hooker on Tour – Piers Wilson
Most Memorable Run – David Goodbourn and David Simpson
Best Supporter – Kathy Goodbourn
Coaches’ Choice Award – Mark Davenport
Member of the Year – Terry Wegg
Club training sessions this week:
Although the days are getting longer we still expect our members to wear light colours and preferably some form of Hi-Viz and/or reflective clothing.
Monday 7pm with Lucy – week ten of the ten week ABC course. This is the final week of the course and we will complete a steady ‘gold ring’. We would love to see plenty of pacers and supporters out to assist! Don’t forget to come along to Basingstoke parkrun on Saturday for the graduation as well.
Tuesday 8:45am with Penny or 7.30pm with Mike – Paarlaufs, or pair running. Take it in turns to run approximately 200m, with a short rest while your partner goes. Great for sharpening speed, improving posture and paying attention to your form.
Wednesday 8pm with Terry – Nominally the Marathon Group session but suitable for all. As we say goodbye to the threshold sessions, we welcome in the VO2 max and speed boosting intervals! A gentle introduction this week with some 600m reps at around your 5k pace.
Thursday 7pm with Pete – Ahead of Sunday’s Reading & Fleet HMs, it’s race prep and strides. A short 5-6 minute run at target race pace to get the legs moving followed by 600m (~3-4 minute) runs with a short 50-100m faster burst (“strides”) within each to stretch the legs and tease the muscles.
Saturday 9am – ABC Graduation at Basingstoke parkrun (War Memorial Park)
Sunday 8am – Group runs or Fleet / Reading Half Marathon
20 March: Hook Runners AGM
1 April: Next Kit Order
21 April: Southampton Marathon