NJ Round Up – 29th September

Ipswich Half Marathon Sunday 21st September

Joggers Ladies Nicky Chapman and Grainne Brennan  ventured to Ipswich for the Half Marathon on Sunday 21st and were hard to separate finishing in 1.38.26 and 1.39.46 respectively.

Devils Dyke Cross Country races Sunday 21st September

Chris Alymer and his committee did a great job staging this popular charity race in a hectic local calender period and was grateful to those who supported it.

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Junior Jogger Charlie Payne was in sparkling form when winning the U8 race over 0.5 km

Harry O’Shea won the 1.5K race in the u13 category.

The 3 mile event saw an emphatic victory for Jamie Sales from C & C(Newmarket 2nd claim) who is really progressing in to a superb athlete. He was joined in the event by father Mike and fellow Joggers Sally Nicholson,Pearl Fay,and Jenny Osbourn with fine efforts.

The 9K event saw veteran Paul Holley at his usual consistent best finishing a creditable 2nd to impressive youngster Michael Bartram from West Suffolk.

There were also good performances from Joggers Karine Ferrin,Clive Purbrook,Malcolm Osbourn, Helen Wass,Belinda Schofield,Kate Warbouys,Isabel Vincent, and Gillian Green.

Berlin Marathon Sunday 28th September

Recent 5K trophy winner Ursula Ransom continued her fine run of form and emphasized her versatility when producing a storming run, 3 hours 23 minutes, on the World record course in the Berlin Marathon. Ursula, also a Inter County cross country performer, is truly showing her talent and versatility.

Ely City Marathon Sunday 28th September

Martyn Taylor earned a podium finish when 2nd in the Ely Marathon in 3.07. A terrific effort specially as Martyn set out to run a training pace plan with his main target of the Abingdon Marathon just 3 weeks away. He has also been recovering from a back injury but is clearly on the mend now. The small, select field started and finished with the Cathedral as a picturesque backdrop and then covered mixed terrain on an out and back course.

Lisa Redman continued her evolving Ultra CV when competing in the demanding 42 mile event and finishing in 7 hours 50 minutes.

Hever Castle Olympic Triathlon Series

Newmarket Joggers Ruth Purbrook and Belinda Schofield turned out for the prestigious Hever Castle Olympic Triathlon Series (1500m swim, 40 km cycle and 10K run) and were rewarded with fine performances. Ruth had a pb in 2.29.15 and Belinda chipped in with a creditable 3.30.46