35th Anniversary London Marathon.

The Newmarket Joggers once turned out in force for the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April. The Joggers are legendary for their strength in depth over the classic 26.2 miles and this year again proved no different.

First home for the club was the consistent Robin Clifford in a superb 2.50.20. Denys Olefir followed him home in 2.51.09 after an interrupted preparation due to a knee injury. Next came V50 Greg Davis in a personal best time of 2.58.42. Greg Has been trying in vain to lower his 1991 debut time of 2.59.57 and came good good thanks to a fabulous support team. Martyn Taylor ran a superb 3.02.00 despite suffering a calf cramp and is destined to progress from his 2.58. from last year in the near future. Ben Blowes has set the bar high in past years and has been an inspiration to many of the Joggers. He is also busy with Ultra distance races in the near future. On his 10th, and possibly last London Marathon he came home in a solid 3.07.13 despite sporting a splendid Forest Gump outfit. Joe Sadler is surely one of the most improved athletes in the club and stormed home in a fabulous pb of 3.07.44. Alex Cairns has grown into a solid marathon performer in recent years and claim another fine “fast, good fore age” place for 2016 with a classy 3.14.11. Nicky Chapman had a great day and claimed a deserved pb in 3.29.26. Neil Williamson is a seasoned marathoner all over Europe and again performed with great credit in 3.33.33. Justin Long is a revelation in his short running career, he ran a wonderful pb  time of 3.53.34 on his London debut. Triathlete Lisa Redman followed him home in 3.55.48. Hayley Burton had a superb run in 4.04.49. Stephen Cousins came home in 4.08.24. Crispian Lewis was next in 4.27.00. Isabel Vincente has trained very hard and with great determination and was rewarded with a great run in 5.47.01.

The club again provided luxury coach travel to assist the runners with stress free transport and were supported by runners who had had to miss out due to injury but came along to encourage anyway, well done to you all.