Duxford Dash a big local success

A total of 957 runners completed the Duxford Dash 10K or 5K on Sunday 13th September, so a big success for the organisers, with excellent reports of a safe and well planned race from participants. The event helped raise funds for the Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford and runners were treated to a free visit of the air museum after the race.

An eye-catching view, captured at Duxford by Wayne Hargreaves of Royston Runners and Newmarket Joggers

Chris Gay performed exceptionally well in the 10K, finishing 4th overall of 665 runners in a time of 35:43, only 22 seconds outside his all-time PB set in the MK 10K in March, just before the lockdown. Second Jogger home was Andrew Taylor (43:55), 61st overall and 21st of 109 in MV40. Then came Richard Jones (46:51), 113th overall and 17th of 103 in MV50.

First female Jogger home in the 10K was Sarah Boneham (47:10), finishing an impressive 12th of 276 female runners and 7th of 114 in her FV40 age bracket. Then came Lisa Johnson (50:44), 27th F, 16th of 101 in FS and Anna Mayhew 85th F, 10th of 49 in FV50.

Great shot into the sun at Duxford taken by Sarah Last

Other Joggers putting in their best efforts were: Baz Colley (48:54), 29th of 103 in MV50, a PB by Baz by over 4 minutes; Joe Cormack (51:41), 87th of 135 in MS; Clive Purbrook (51:53), 12th of 33 in MV60; and Sarah Last (1:05:22), 69th of 114 in FV40. In the 5K event Jill Howard did well to finish in 32:31, 8th of 24 in FV50 and Wayne Hargreaves (representing Royston Runners in this race) clocked a very decent 26:23, putting him 7th of 25 in MV50.

A 4 minute 10K PB by Baz Colley, pictured with partner Sarah after the race.


At least two Joggers completed their virtual Round Norfolk Relay legs over the weekend. Ruth Eberhardt covered 10.61 miles in 1:39:07 and Jamie Rule 10.81 miles in 1:15:05. Well done to both.

Don’t forget, it’s the final Virtual Kevin Henry fixture from this Thursday 17th to 20th September. Let’s go out with a starburst! Good luck to all who run.