NJ Round Up – 28th July

St Ives 10K Sunday 20th July 

High Summer temperatures are not deterring the Newmarket Joggers from turning in some fine performances on the road.

Continuing progression at all levels is paying dividends as despite the heat, there were pb’s to be had.

Chris Gay was first home for the Joggers in a pb of 37.22, closely attended by the highly promising Sam and Joe Sadler in 37.50 and 38.24 respectively. These were very smart times in almost record temperatures.

Vice Chairman Marcus Gynn continued his tradition of racing almost every Sunday, and amazingly chose a race that has water stations instead of beer for hydration. Perhaps he failed to read the entry form properly.

The ladies section was superbly represented by Svitlana Sinchenko(52.21), Helen Wass(54.52), Kate Warboys(57.26), and Claire Wylie in 60.02.

All of these ladies are enthusiastic members and showing great promise at races and training sessions. They also were all graduates from the Newmarket Joggers first beginners group that was started in early January 2014 and continued for 10 weeks and a high percentage of them also were in evidence embracing a track session coached by 1996 Chicago Marathon winner Paul Evans at a club training evening recently.

Littleport 10K Sunday 27th July.

The undulating Littleport 10K is becoming a annual favorite in running diaries and so it proved again for a healthy contingent from the Newmarket Joggers. The added challenge of competing in high temperatures was no deterrent.

Nik Chapman led them home in 41st place overall in 44.21. Nik is putting together a fine sequence of performances this year. Marcus Gynn and Paul Dockerill were close up behind in   45.36 and 46.17 respectively.

Svitlana Zinchenko is gaining experience with regular racing and ran a creditable 52.23. Jeremy Reader came next for Newmarket in 54.06. Helen Wass(55.02) and Claire Wylie(1.00.03) are also racing regularly and reaping the benefits. Lisa Winnington finished in 1.03.54.