Great effort by Elke Hausler in British Masters 1500m

Newmarket Jogger Elke Hausler put in a fine effort in the W55 (Women aged 55-59) 1500m at the British Masters Championships at Derby on Saturday August 21st 2021. She clocked 5:54.99, near her PB of 5:51.20 achieved in 2019. This gave her an age grade of 86.73%, the highest figure ever recorded by a female Newmarket Jogger, since club records began in 2018. Elke finished 5th in a very high standard field.

The term ‘masters’ is the global term used in athletics to describe athletes competing in older age groups, equivalent to the more usual term of ‘veterans’ in the UK.

Elke Hausler seen in August 2019 at Birmingham before the 5000m race. Thanks to Elke for the photo.


RunFestRun 10k, Hampshire, Saturday August 28th: In a quiet Bank Holiday weekend for the Joggers, our chairperson Kate Warboys was the only member known to have taken part in a race. She enjoyed a relatively informal, and very hilly, trail 10K near Whitchurch in Hampshire, clocking 1:11:41. There was 460ft of climb and the distance came out at 10.35km on her watch. The RunFestRun is a new concept, combining a music festival atmosphere at a campsite with running and other forms of physical exercise. Official results of the race are not released, except privately to members.

Above left: Kate Warboys after the RunFestRun 10K in Hampshire.
Above right: The music stage at the campsite festival. Thanks to Kate for the photos on Strava.

Below: Catching up on missed results!

Outlaw Triathlon, Nottingham, Sunday July 25th, 2021: Newmarket Jogger Mark Hayward and his brother James Hayward, competed in this full marathon triathlon as a relay team named “Leg Ends”, representing Ipswich Triathlon Club. Mark took on the Swim (2.4mi) and the Run (26.2mi), with James taking on the middle Bike stage (112mi). They both put in excellent efforts to finish 2nd of 29 relay teams overall, with Swim/Bike/Run times of 1:13:14, 4:54:46 and 3:01:14 respectively. Their total time was 9:15:22, including transitions, which put them 10th of 1,055 results overall, with Mark’s marathon time 6th overall. This format is what Mark and James used in the previous Outlaw Half Triathlon and Holkham Half Triathlon earlier this year, to very good effect. On both occasions they finished in 2nd overall place of the relay teams competing. They seem to have found a nice little niche in relay triathlon competition.

Mark competing earlier this year in the Outlaw Half at Nottingham. Thanks to Mark for the photo.