Newmarket Joggers’ men’s team take 1st prize in George Munday 10K

On Sunday November 13th, in the George Munday 10K at Leverington, near Wisbech, Newmarket Joggers took first prize trophy out of 10 competing teams of 3. Dan Hutchison (4th of 275 overall, 1st of 17 in M35), James Smith (5th overall, 2nd of 19 in M40) and Paul Holley (6th overall, 1st of 17 in M55) took the 1st team prize, over 2 minutes ahead of Ryston Runners, with Hutchison and Holley (the latter by over 6 minutes) also winning their individual age group trophies. It was a well-planned raid by three of our fastest male runners.


Paul Holley, Dan Hutchison & Jimmy Smith after their team win in the George Munday 10K. Thanks to them all for the photo.

Meanwhile, Mark Hayward (38:51, 4th of 451 overall, 1st of 20 in M40) was in great form in the Stowmarket Scenic 7, traditionally run over 7 miles on Remembrance Day, with 2 minutes silence held at 11:00am before the presentations.

Also on Remembrance Day, 8 Joggers competed in the Run Sandringham 10K, along a beautiful, wooded, trail route in Royal Sandringham Park. First home for the Joggers was Brian Munns (51:23, 202nd of 965 overall, 10th of 60 in M55), followed by Jeremy Reader (52:17, 230th, 31st of 69 in M45) and Jim Withers (57:28, 396th, 13th of 36 in M65+). Then came Jan Holmes (1:01:11. 525th, 11th of 45 in F55), Sophie Adams (1:03:25, 590th, 33rd of 82 in F40), Kate Warboys (1:07:52, 716th, 37th of 62 in F50), Jackie Henley (1:09:09, 739th, 29th of 45 in F55), and Joanne Bouttell (1:10:57, 776th, 31st of 45 in F55).


Joggers in the Sandringham 10K, from left: Jim Withers, Kate Warboys, Jackie Henley, Joanne Bouttell, Sophie Adams, Jan Holmes and Brian Munns. Thanks to the team for the photo.


Above left: Jeremy Reader and a family member after his effort in the Run Sandringham 10K, which he dedicated to the memory of his mother; above right: Jan Holmes relaxing deservedly after the race.


On Saturday, 12th November, it was the Essex Remembrance Runs at Carver Barracks, near Saffron Walden, with all distances from One Mile to Marathon on offer. Andrew Taylor (20:30, 11th of 51 overall, 4th in M40-49) competed well in the 5K event, while Anna Mayhew (58:53, 24th F of 53, 4t of 14 in F40-49) did likewise in the 10K, both near their best form this year.

Also on Saturday, Sarah Kinston put in a top effort in the Rutland Night 10K (1:04:09, 317th of 561 overall, 152nd F of 343, 22nd of 60 in F45), for which there was a spectacular display of coloured lights at the start/finish area in Normanton, on the edge of Rutland Water.


Above left: Sarah Kinston after the Rutland Night 10K; above right: A coloured light display at the start/finish area close to Rutland Water.

Joe Cormack, Caroline Mcintosh and Chris Aylmer had a go at the Zig Zag 6H multi-lap event in Brandon Country Park on Sunday, 13th November, where the autumnal scenery was fabulous. Each lap was ~3.3mi/5.3km and runners could choose how many laps they wanted to do within the 6-hour time, with 4 laps for a half marathon, 8 laps for a marathon etc. Joe chose to do 9 laps for an impressive ultra distance in 5:05:19, which came out just over 30 miles on his watch. He broke the course record for 9 laps in the process, so a great effort. Caroline went for 4 laps (2:56:26), while Chris ran 3 laps with Caroline, going on to complete 8 laps for a marathon in 5:48:42. To whistles sounded by marshals, all runners stopped still at 11:00am for 2 minutes silence, wherever they were, which was a nice touch, with the lost time generously deducted off chip times.

Caroline Mcintosh and Chris Aylmer in the Zig Zag 6H event in Brandon Country Park. Thanks to Caroline and the organisers for the photo.