Neil Pollard sets new PB in Run Norwich 10K

Neil Pollard managed to get a late transfer into the Run Norwich 10K on Sunday and didn’t regret it. He clocked a PB time of 34:09, finishing 13th of 6,198 runners overall and 1st of 467 in his MV40 age group. This comes just two weeks after his previous 10K PB of 34:42  in the Marcus Gynn Newmarket 10K. Other Newmarket Joggers competing in the Run Norwich race were Giles Macrow (54:17), Jan Holmes (59:02) and Caroline Mcintosh (66:23), with Holmes 19th of 135 in her FV55 age bracket.

Neil Pollard in action in the Marcus Gynn Newmarket 10K two weeks ago.

Spot Giles in the Run Norwich 10K, thanks to Eastern Daily Press.

Also on Sunday it was the Asics London 10K with an even bigger field of 8,887 participants. Jogger Dave Crowley did well to come home in 54:56, 188th of 444 in his MV45 age group.

Last Thursday evening, 8 Joggers took part in the third of a series of three Thetford Trail Summer 10K races at High Lodge, where the weather was dull and rainswept. In the vanguard were Danny Peeling (38:38) and Paul Holley (38:41), who both finished  top of their age groups and 4th and 5th out of 172 runners overall. Also putting in good efforts were Adam Maltpress (44:48), Andrew Taylor (48:39), Clive Purbrook (50:02), Belinda Schofield (60:41), Sianie Painter (61:47) and Caroline Mcintosh (67:27).

Last Wednesday evening, Neil Williamson clocked a year best 10K time of 45:22 in the third of a series of three Bungay Summer 10K races, finishing 48th of 254 overall.

Gold for Maisey Snaith and the 4 x 400m U20 relay team!  We reported last week that 18 year old local athlete and 2nd claim Newmarket Jogger Maisey Snaith would be representing GB in the 4 x 400m women’s relay at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Borås, Sweden July 18-21. Maisey ran the 2nd leg in the qualifying round on Saturday, together with Natasha Harrison (1st leg), Nayanna Dubarry-Gay (3rd leg) and Hannah Foster (4th leg), helping the team to qualify in 4th position for the final in a time of 3:39.84, with individual split times of approximately 54.4/55.1/55.4/54.9. A reorganised team of Natasha Harrison (1st leg), Isabelle Boffey (2nd leg), Louise Evans (3rd leg) and Amber Anning (4th leg) went on to win the gold medal in the final on Sunday by over 4 seconds from Belarus and Poland, in a World U20 Lead time (best in the world this season) of 3:33.03, with split times of approx. 54.1/53.4/53.1/52.5. So a great success for the 4 x 400m relay team.

GB U20 women also won gold in the 4 x 100m relay, the 800m (Isabelle Boffey) and the 200m finals, with Amber Anning claiming silver in the 400m final. U20 men were less fortunate in the relays, posting a DNF in the 4 x 400m qualifying round and getting disqualified in the 4 x 100m relay final. They did however make up for it by finishing 1-2-3 in the 800m final and also winning gold in the 110m Hurdle, silver in the 400m Hurdle and bronze in the 1500m.