On Sunday, 15 Newmarket Joggers turned out for the annual charitable Cambridge Town & Gown 10K. Emma Newman was first female Jogger home, 28th of 1,032 women, with a huge PB of 43:55. Sam Sadler was first male Jogger to finish, 47th of 2,017 runners overall, in a year best (YB) time of 38:01. Others competing were Andrew Taylor (44:54PB), Jamie Sales (44:57YB), Adam Maltpress (45:53YB), Mike Sales (51:13YB), Sarah Sales (52:24PB), Rebecca Fordham (52:54PB), Jill O’Grady (53:41PB), Alice Leadbeter (55:55PB), Tracey Bolden (1:01:11PB), Alexia Smithson (1:03:41PB), Sharon Woodroofe (1:05:24PB), Carol Mcintosh (1:07:16) and Sarah Last (1:07:44PB).
Over at Thurlow on the same day, Daisy Glover was in superb form in the Thurlow 10, 7th of 139 runners overall and first female to finish by over 6 minutes in a time of 1:01:30, her best time since 2012. Danielle Jones (1:26:42) was second female home for the Joggers in her first ever 10 mile race. First male Jogger over the line was Marc Drury (1:11:05), closely pursued by Henry Hamilton-Gould (1:11:28). Neville Clarke won the age prize for MV60 in a time of 1:13:25, his best this year. Other Joggers to finish were Clive Purbrook (1:21:11), Lynda McCormack (1:38:03) and Belinda Schofield (1:39:27). In the Thurlow 5, Meera Mahadevan clocked 42:47 in her first 5 mile race this year and came 3rd of 14 in her FV40 age category, with Chris Aylmer (45:35) also competing.
On Saturday, 3 Joggers took part in the King’s Forest Half Marathon at West Stow, a trail run over a tough, hilly course. Stuart Sowerby (1:34:25) came home 6th of 101 runners overall, followed by new club member Eliot Bentley (1:46:27) in 22nd place. Sianie Painter (2:23:28) did well in her first ever half marathon over this difficult terrain.
On Sunday, Neil Williamson took a trip up to north Norfolk for the Holt 10K and recorded a very decent time of 44:55, finishing 106th of 493 runners. Surprisingly, (astonishingly for our 10K specialist Andrew Taylor?!) it appears to be his first 10K race since 2013, though of course not all results are recorded in the runners’ biblical sources, which include: www.thepowerof10.info and www.runbritainrankings.com.