Author Archives: Chris Aylmer

Baz Colley steals show in November 5k Handicap

Updating with the news since the second lockdown started on 5th November.  All ‘bubble’ group runs have had to stop until at least December 2nd, except for 1:1 socially distanced runs arranged individually by club members. Obviously, no real races taking part in the UK either. The second of the NJ Virtual Winter 5k Handicap 2020/2021 fixtures was completed by … Read more

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Impending lockdown puts bubble group runs in doubt

It is not yet clear exactly whether the impending lockdown, from Thursday 5th November to December 2nd, will put an end to the current ‘bubble’ group training sessions for Newmarket Joggers, where up to 6 club members can currently run while observing social distancing rules. In essence, the rules for the lockdown state that each person can arrange to meet … Read more

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Alison McKenzie succeeds in Beachy Head Marathon

On Saturday 24th October at Eastbourne, Alison McKenzie put in a top effort to record a time of 6:14:25 in the notoriously difficult Beachy Head Marathon, which included 3,750ft of climb over the Sussex Downs, all off-road. She finished 303rd female of 496 in a total field of 1,191 and 97th of 191 in her F45-54 category. This was McKenzie’s … Read more

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Andrew Taylor achieves 10km PB at Bedford Autodrome.

Andrew Taylor achieved an all-time 10km PB of 42:25 in the Running Grand Prix over the two lap course at Bedford Autodrome on Sunday 18th Oct. He finished 44th fastest of two waves of 244 runners overall, 4th of 14 in his age category and earned 69.08% age grade, his highest ever while a club member. Despite the paucity of … Read more

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Chris Gay posts 2:39 Marathon PB at Dorney Lake

Bounty hunter Chris Gay went in search of ‘real race’ paradise and found it in the beautiful (though rainswept) surroundings of Dorney Lake, near Windsor, on Sunday Oct 4th. There, he took 25 seconds off his all-time marathon PB and went sub 2:40 for the first time, clocking 2:39:42. He finished 28th of 523 runners in a high class field; … Read more

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Sun Sets on 2020 Virtual Kevin Henry 5K Series

The final fixture of the 2020 Virtual Kevin Henry 5K League took place from the 17th to 20th September, with entrants timing themselves over a local 5km route of their choosing.  Overall there were 416 participants from the 8 clubs involved, consisting of 216 women and 200 men. Newmarket Joggers achieved a good turnout of 48 participants, with 29 women … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Things beginning to open up after months of lockdown

At last things are beginning to open up on the running scene, with a number of real races appearing around the country, in strict social distancing mode of course. Generally, no spectators are allowed and all events have to be pre-booked. One such event was the ‘F3 Events’ Dorney Lake meeting (near Windsor) on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, … Read more

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Top performances by Joggers in the Virtual Kevin Henry League

The results are now out for the fourth virtual Kevin Henry 5K, normally hosted by Haverhill Running Club at Kedington. The virtual runs were completed on local routes of each club member’s choosing, from the 20th to 23rd August 2020. The eight clubs participating in the Kevin Henry League were Cambridge & Coleridge (C&C), Ely Runners, Cambridge Triathlon Club (CTC), … Read more

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Paul Holley performs to high standard in ‘real’ SVP50

On Saturday 15th August, in one of the first real, official races to take place in the area since the Covid-19 lockdown, Paul Holley came a very creditable 12th of 180 runners in the Stour Valley Path (SVP) 50K (~31 miles) in a time of 4:42:08. This put him 2nd of 29 in his M50 age group. Holley had prepared … Read more

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