Running is a good way to celebrate being 50!

This last week saw the last in the Friday 5 Series take part.  Several joggers joined the runners from 42 other clubs and 441 runners,  to compete in the 5 mile run at Great Bentley.  Newmarket Jogger Neil Pollard was first home for the club in 13th position (27.52)  Fellow club member Hannah Pollard was 1st female home for the club (34.33).  Other joggers putting in excellent runs were, Mark Hayward (29.16), Stephen Edwards (34.22) Brian Munns (39.03), Jim Withers (40.32), Helen Wass ( 41.04) and Chris Aylmer (46.49).

Keddington near Haverhill was home of the penultimate of the Kevin Henry series runs.  The 5k uphill course was no match for some of the clubs runners.  Denys Olefir came 2nd only 2 seconds behind the leader in just 16.14.  Neil Pollard-17.30 and Mark Hayward 18.09 were hot on his heals. Hannah Pollard-21.01 was first lady home for the club.  49 of the joggers took part alongside the 283 runners.  Personal bests were gained by several of the clubs members on this notoriously tough course including, Sara Williams who knocked 23 seconds off her 5K time and Sarah Sales. The club had an excellent turnout from the 2017 beginners group who took the Keddington hill in their stride.  With one race to go the ladies are holding onto 2nd overall position.

Brandon Country park saw Giles Macrow run his 49th park run at the weekend with a pb of 21.13.  Giles will run his 50th park run next week for his 50th birthday under a new age category.

And club runner Isabel Vicente took ultra running to the extreme on her 50th birthday,  by completing the 100k Race to  the Stones.  Isabel ran with 1000’s of other runners along Britain’s oldest roadway from the Chilterns to the North Wessex Downs.