Two popular local autumn races, the Lode Half Marathon and the Bonfire Burn 10K in Cambridge attracted a good number of Newmarket Joggers on Sunday.
In the Lode Half Marathon, Lynda McCormack was first female Jogger home in 2:06:50, near her best this year, followed by Mary Marsh (2:18:37) and Carol Mcintosh (2:30:16). It was a PB by over 6 minutes for Mcintosh, who continues her rapid progress this year. James Tweed was first male Jogger home in 1:41:01 followed by Stephen Cousins (1:42:02), Adam Maltpress (1:46:21), Clive Purbrook (1:48:02) and Miles Johnson (1:57:15). It was a year best time for Johnson (MV65) and also excellent age graded performances by Purbrook and Cousins (both MV60). In the Lode 5K Fun Run, Ellie Bithell ran with daughter Cerys Bithell of Junior Joggers. Cerys clocked 34:36 and finished 32nd of 56 runners, including adults, receiving a well deserved medal.
In the Bonfire Burn 10K at Impington, 9 Joggers were competing. The Joggers’ women all performed particularly well, with Emma Newman (44:44) first female Jogger home, 17th of 485 women overall, Pauline Green (49:59) 4th of 73 in her FV50 age category and Hannah Parsons (50:32) 20th of 171 in the FV40 category. Sarah Kinston (58:44) achieved her first ever sub 1 hour 10K and it was also a PB for Rebecca Hannah in 1:02:41. For the men, Sam Sadler (37:49) finished an impressive 21st of 941 runners overall in his best time since 2014, followed by Paul Dockerill (41:05), James Thomson (41:07), and Andrew Taylor (45:42).
It was the first Cross Country Suffolk Winter League fixture at Framlingham Castle on Sunday, in lovely sunshine. The results are not yet out and will follow when available.