Author Archives: Chris Aylmer

Another PB for Mark Hayward in raid on Dereham 10

Mark Hayward, who already has a haul of PBs to his name this year, was bang in form again in the Dereham 10 mile race in Norfolk on Sunday May 15th. He finished 2nd of 398 runners overall in a time of 55:48, taking 25 seconds off his previous PB in the Tarpley 10 in February. Paul Holley (1:03:14, 39th, … Read more

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The Heath Race returns to Newmarket after 3 years absence

On a beautiful, sunny, spring evening, with ideal ground conditions, the Newmarket Heath Race returned on Thursday 5th May, after three years absence due to the Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions. The race is run on the Bury Side training grounds, on a loop between Moulton Road and Bury Road, over a distance of approximately 5.4km. It was a very successful … Read more

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Newmarket Joggers busy over May Day Bank Holiday weekend

Easily the biggest running event on May Bank Holiday Monday was the Vitality London 10,000, which saw 13,533 participants cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace. One notable participant was Mo Farah, who won this race in 2018 (29:44) and 2019 (28:15). This time, he clocked 28:44 and was just squeezed into 2nd place by the much younger, … Read more

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Big Joggers’ turnout at Childerley hoohaah 10K

The Barr Ellison Childerley hoohaah 10K in Cambridgeshire, the second event of the hoohaah 2022 series, attracted 13 Newmarket Joggers on Sunday 24th April. First male Jogger home was Andrew Aldridge M45 (45:27, 23rd of 360 overall, 10th of 57 in M45-54), not far from his best 10K time this year, with Hannah Parsons F45 (48:08, 39th overall, 6th F … Read more

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Top performances by Newmarket Joggers in Boston Marathon US and UK

Troi Baxter performed immaculately in the Boston Marathon (US) on Easter Monday (Patriot’s Day in US), with virtually even splits all the way through from start to finish, and a PB by over 4 minutes of 3:09:13. In only her fourth marathon to date, she finished 5,061st of 24,832 finishers overall, 504th of 10,574 female runners and 413th of 4,723 … Read more

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Jimmy Smith on song in Bungay 10K

Jimmy Smith pulled out his best 10K of the year at the Bungay Running Festival on Sunday 10th April. He clocked 35:48 and finished 3rd of 331 overall, 1st of 42 in his M40 age group. Also running well at the festival was Marc Walker (M50) in the Bungay Half Marathon, who finished in 2:00:05, 142nd of 271 overall. Marc … Read more

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Top efforts by Newmarket Joggers in Manchester Marathon

It was a lovely cool, bright, sunny day and ideal running conditions for the Therme Manchester Marathon on Sunday 3rd April. Neil Pollard put in a superb performance with a PB of 2:33:03, taking over 4 minutes off his previous best time and earning an age grade of 84.50%. He finished 70th of 14,171 overall and 17th of 1,592 in … Read more

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Andrew Taylor posts all-time 5K PB at Bedford Autodrome

In the Bedford Autodrome Running Grand Prix, Sunday March 27, Andrew Taylor (M45) achieved a new PB of 19:58 in the 5K event. This beats his previous best time of 20:41 in the Duxford Dash 5K two weeks ago. Taylor has been concentrating almost exclusively on the 10K distance in recent years but decided to target the shorter distance this … Read more

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Mark Hayward achieves 5th PB of 2022 in Stowmarket Half Marathon

Newmarket Jogger Mark Hayward is absolutely flying this year, with all-time PBs at 10K (Wymondham, 35:16), 10 miles (Tarpley, 56:13), 20 miles (Wymondham, 1:56:57) and now two at Half Marathon. In the Robert Tomlinson Stowmarket Half Marathon, on Sunday March 20th, he clocked 1:13:59, finishing 1st of 264 runners overall and 1st of 24 in M40, taking 1 min 21 … Read more

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Neil Pollard bags 1st place finish and 10K PB at Duxford

Neil Pollard achieved a 2-second 34:07 PB in the Duxford Dash 10K in Cambridgeshire on Sunday March 13th, finishing an impressive 1st of 284 runners overall and 1st of 57 in his M40 age group. Together with his PB in the Wokingham Half Marathon two weeks ago (1:13:09), this puts Neil as fastest Jogger over 10K and Half Marathon distances … Read more

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