Author Archives: Chris Aylmer

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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Joggers looking forward to the Virtual ‘Kedington’ Kevin Henry 5K

After an encouraging performance to finish =5th of 8 in the 3rd Virtual Kevin Henry League 5K in July, Joggers will be looking forward with more confidence to the 4th virtual race of the series from 20th to 23rd August, which would normally have taken place in Kedington, organised by Haverhill Running Club. Everybody who runs earns one point for … Read more

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Bubble groups prove popular lifeline for Newmarket Joggers training sessions

For the last few weeks at Newmarket Joggers, there have been socially distanced “bubble group” training sessions taking place, led by club members with a Leader in Running Fitness qualification (LIRF). They have been taking Joggers on predominantly off-road runs around the summer training routes on Newmarket Heath, along trails and sometimes on routes starting in nearby villages, such as … Read more

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Excellent turnout boosts Joggers’ performance in Kevin Henry 5K League

The results have just been released for the third virtual Kevin Henry 5K race, which took place from 16th to 19th July, along a route of each participant’s choosing. This fixture would normally have been hosted by Saffron Striders of Saffron Walden, at the old wartime airport venue of Carver Barracks, a very fast and more or less flat course. … Read more

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Joggers produce excellent individual performances in Virtual Ekiden Relays

The Ekiden Relays, which are normally held in mid-July at the Woodbridge School near Ipswich, went ahead this year as a virtual event. This is a great summer social event on the running calendar, attracting running club teams from all over East Anglia, where participation and team camaraderie are the essential components. Each competing team is composed of 6 members … Read more

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Stuart Sowerby clinches NJ Virtual Friday 5 Series title

A tremendous finale to the NJ Virtual Friday 5 Series. Stuart Sowerby took over a minute off his best time, to clock 33:03 in his 4th and final run of the series and clinch the title and gold trophy at the last hurdle. This gave him an age grade of 70.50% and a total of 206.70 points (best 3 of … Read more

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Competition hotting up in Joggers’ Grand Prix Championship.

With the completion of the second virtual Kevin Henry fixture, normally run at HQ on Newmarket Heath, Paul Holley has surged into the lead in the Newmarket Joggers Men’s Grand Prix Championship table with his top age grade of the year of 87.78%. He now stands on 325 points, just ahead of Malcolm Osbourn on 317 points, with Jamie Rule … Read more

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