Bedford 10K, Sunday February 26th: Sarah Osborne (41:11, 15th of 155 overall, 1st female finisher of 87, 1st of 30 in F 20-39) put in a huge effort in the Bedford 10K to record a new PB time by just over 4 minutes. A recently joined member, she enjoys road running and cross country and does plenty of cycling and swimming too, so has the makings of a high class triathlete.
In the Tarpley 10 mile race on Sunday, 26th February at Beyton, near Bury St Edmunds, Jimmy Smith M40 (56:52, 3rd of 343 overall), Mark Hayward M40 (57:58, 8th) and Chris Underwood SM (1:07:38, 33rd) came away with the top men’s team prize, with Smith also receiving trophies for 3rd place overall and for finishing 1st of 18 in his M40-44 age category. Also putting in great efforts were: Sam Sadler SM (1:08:32, 41st), Olivia Carter SF (1:22:11, 27th F of 171), Sianie Painter F55 (1:35:54, 83rd F), Ruth Eberhardt F45 (1:40:54, 117th F) and Pearl Fay F60 (1:54:13, 161st F).
The Tarpley 20 mile race serves as a popular testing ground for those entering one of the spring marathons, such as Brighton, Paris, Manchester or London. Jonathan Pye SM (2:16:14, 49th of 314 overall) found some great form and was first Jogger home from Andy Fryatt M55 (2:31:28, 87th), Joe Cormack M40 (2:35:03, 102nd), Neville Clarke M65 (2:45:43, 148th) and Alan Shand M65 (3:47:10, 301st). Nathan Brown, one of Newmarket Joggers’ fastest runners, unfortunately had to pull out halfway through the race due to injury and is likely to be out for some weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Above left: Jonathan Pye after the Tarpley 20M and above right: Pearl Fay enjoying a nice run in the Tarpley 10M. Many thanks to both for the Strava photos.
Something completely different: A great Alice-in-Wonderland illumination in Haughley Park, captured by Sarah Kinston over the weekend: