Up in the Lake District on Saturday, Jogger James Tweed and his two sons, Bertie and Archie, ran in the 2.8 mile Arnison Crag Horseshoe Fell Race in Patterdale. This is a beast of a route with over 1000 ft of climb to the top of Arnison Crag, followed by a tricky and rocky descent to the finish. James clocked 34:26, finishing 48th of 75 overall, while 17-year-old Bertie (also a Newmarket Jogger) came home in 26:50, finishing 11th overall and setting a new Junior U18 record for the race. Archie (representing Saint Edmund Pacers) also ran well in 33:38.
Clive Purbrook returned to the east coast on Sunday for the 24th running of the unique and challenging Lowestoft Scores Race, which takes a 4.75 mile route from Lowestoft High Street to and along the northern sea wall, returning via the town’s historic Scores, up and down a total of 401 steps on 13 stepped inclines. Purbrook recorded a time of 43:08 and was 172nd of 303 runners overall, 5th of 11 in his MV60 age group.