In bright sunshine at Newcastle on Sunday, Jamie Sales continued in blistering form in the Great North Run, just 3 days after his huge 15:44 PB in the Kevin Henry 5K last Thursday evening. He clocked 1:17:44 to finish 144th of 42,970 finishers overall and 5th of 369 in his MU20 age group. Next for the men came Gavin Moody MV40, who did very well to finish in 1:41:33.
Anna Mayhew put in a great performance to finish first female Jogger in 1:55:47, her first half marathon since joining the club earlier this year. This run put her 1,446th of 20,015 female finishers overall and 91st of 1,898 in her FV50 age category. Next for the women came Alison McKenzie in 2:07:53, 257th in FV50, with Lynda McCormack close on her heels in 2:08:07, 148th of 975 in FV55. McKenzie and McCormack have been progressing steadily this year.
Other Joggers to finish were Miles Johnson 1:57:19 (42nd of 318 in MV65), Chris Aylmer 2:11:04, Mary Marsh 2:18:23 (23rd of 154 in FV65), Lisa Winnington 2:22:08 and Mandy Davis 2:29:49.
Meanwhile, four Joggers competed in the Langham 10K in Essex on Sunday. Paul Holley had a great run, finishing 7th of 534 overall and 1st of 29 in his FV50 age group in a time of 34:59, his best 10K time since 2015, earning him a massive age grade of 88.09%. Neville Clarke (43:15) was in ace form too, 2nd of 8 in MV65, only foiled narrowly by his arch age-group rival, the redoubtable Arthur Whiston of Colchester Harriers. Brian Munns (46:28) and Jim Withers (54:32) also performed well, with Munns 9th of 27 in MV55.
Also on Sunday, up near Thetford, it was the off-road Iceni Half Marathon over rough and uneven trails. Adam Maltpress came home 4th of 66 overall in 1:47:36 with Caroline Mcintosh and Malcolm Osbourn finishing together in 2:51:58. Jenny Osbourn (1:12:49) ran well in the Iceni 10K event. Maltpress needs just one more medal now to complete his target of 40 medals while aged 40. He has until October so no problems anticipated!
On Saturday, Henry Hamilton-Gould (1:08:36) put in a strong run in the Bronsons’ Cotswold Classic 10 mile race in Oxfordshire.
Kevin Henry 5K: RESULTS NOW OUT! See Below!
In the final Kevin Henry 5K fixture of the season, hosted by Cambridge & Coleridge AC at the University Sports Ground in Cambridge last Thursday evening, Newmarket Joggers put on a fine show, with a decent turnout and nearly all our fastest runners in action. Full results are now out and the good news is that we did manage to edge up in the men’s competition to =5th position. Unfortunately we remain bottom in the women’s and combined tables. However, the whole team couldn’t have tried harder, with the men’s team actually in 3rd position at Cambridge, despite the lowest male turnout of all the clubs. With this kind of effort and a bigger overall turnout we can surely improve next year.
The first 5 top scoring women for the Joggers were: Hannah Parsons 38th female (22:38), Emma Newman 43rd (22:52), Hannah Pollard 46th (23:58 YB!), Rebecca Oettle 55th (25:09 YB!) and Jan Holmes 63rd (26:11). Hannah Parsons is having a brilliant 2019 in her first year with the club. It was good to see Hannah Pollard back in action after a long absence of nearly a year, due to injury, while Emma Newman is back to near top form after her injury problems earlier this year. We also welcome back Rebecca Oettle to the club, a great addition to the women’s team. Jan Holmes did a great job to get in the top 5 as FV55. Claire Acklam, also FV55, would also have been among the top female finishers if she hadn’t accidentally and frustratingly taken a wrong turn in the race, easily done by a newcomer on this double-loop course.
The first 5 top-scoring men were: Jamie Sales 11th overall (15:44 PB!), Neil Pollard 19th (16:11 PB!), Paul Holley 29th (16:53 YB!), Mark Hayward 32nd (17:13 PB!) and Chris Gay 36th (17:24). Holley’s time earns him a phenomenal age grade of 89.44%. Could he make it to 90%? Neil Pollard joins Holley in Sapphire+ standard at 85.27%. Into the 80% Sapphire bracket, to join Neville Clarke, comes Jamie Sales at 82.52%. So huge performances from all those and also from the rest of the club members who took part, many of whom achieved Year Best (YB) 5K times and some no doubt PBs (see below).
Other female Joggers’ finishing times were: Meera Mahadevan 26:26 YB!; Sarah Sales 26:53; Sianie Painter 27:15 YB!; Angela Barnes 27:51; Sarah Brown 28:52; Kate Warboys 29:11 YB!; Svitlana Zinchenko 29:18; Sarah Kinston 29:47; Orla Dockery 29:58; Lisa Jennings 29:59; Caroline Mcintosh 31:18; Daphne Hurley 32:31 YB!; Sharon Woodroofe 32:35 YB!; Jennifer Osbourn 34:11; Rachel Allen 35:48; Jackie Henley 35:49; Emma Reader 36:34.
Other male Joggers’ finishing times were: Sam Sadler 17:53; Simon Harris 18:13 YB!; Chris Howell 18:54 YB!; Marc Drury 20:10; Stuart Sowerby 20:34; Neville Clarke 21:05; Phil Blundell 21:19 Nicholas Acklam 21:26 YB!; Adam Maltpress 21:52; Jonathan Ollington 22:09; Brian Munns 23:02; Jeremy Reader 23:10 YB!; Joe Cormack 23:13 YB!; Alan Shand 23:44; Adrian Whittle 24:46; Giles Macrow 25:12; Jim Withers 25:57; Malcolm Osbourn 26:43; Chris Aylmer 28:02; Alan Thornhill 28:47.
In the Pavilion after the race, the Kevin Henry League awards for the most deserving Newmarket Joggers went to Claire Acklam for the women’s team and Marc Drury for the men’s team, both very keen and committed club members. Both have run in all the KH fixtures over the spring and summer and have been impeccably consistent in times and performances; a great asset to the club.
A big thank you to all those who represented Newmarket Joggers in the final Kevin Henry fixture of the season.