Four Newmarket Joggers were successful in the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday, in which a total of 7,302 runners were competing. Jackie Hall (4:42:25) was first home, coming 1,391st of 2,532 female finishers in her second marathon to date, following on from her debut in the 2016 VLM. Next came Sandra Jaina (4:42:46) and Lisa Winnington (4:46:22), who were both running in their first ever marathons and put in very competent and composed efforts, refusing to hit any walls. Lisa was accompanied and paced by our experienced marathon campaigner Sarah Boneham (4:46:23).
Meanwhile down in Merseyside, Danielle Jones recorded 1:56:36 in the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in her first ever attempt at the distance, finishing a very creditable 448th of 4,923 female runners in a total field of 8,738 participants.
Also on Sunday, three Joggers competed in the Holt 10K in Norfolk. Brian Munns MV55 (47:38) was first home, 122nd of 430 overall and steadily regaining his form after injury, with MV60 Clive Purbrook (52:35) and MV60 Jim Withers (58:33) also putting in good efforts.
On Bank Holiday Monday, four Joggers took on the Vitality London 10K along with Mo Farah, in a huge field of 19,465 participants. Henry Hamilton-Gould (39:28) had a great run and beat his previous PB (set in 2016) by 30 seconds, finishing 945th overall. Also achieving a PB was the ever-improving FV65 Caroline Mcintosh (1:05:50), perhaps relishing the speed of the road surface after a succession of leg-sapping trail races. Richard Jones MV55 (48:08) accompanied his wife Alix and finished 145th of 798 in his age group, with Chris Aylmer MV65 (58:17) following on safely under the hour after a tentative start.
Above left, Henry basks in a mega deck chair in Green Park. Above right, with his Vitality London 10K medal.
Also on Monday in the Hatfield Broad Oak 10K, MV60 Stephen Cousins (48:03) was in great form, finishing 12th of 50 in his age group in a total field of 1,314.
Last Thursday in the Thetford Trail 10Km, six Joggers were competing. Paul Holley (37:46) came an impressive 2nd of 161 overall, 1st of 9 in his age group by 8 minutes, a great performance over this kind of terrain and only 4 days after his top effort in the Alton Water 10K. Other Joggers performing well were Adam Maltpress (45:58), Andrew Taylor (50:01), Clive Purbrook (51:06), Sianie Painter (61:46) and Caroline Mcintosh (68:07).