Author Archives: Chris Aylmer

Top efforts by Newmarket Joggers in Stowmarket Friday 5

  The Stowmarket Friday 5 attracted 13 Newmarket Joggers to Haughley Park on Friday evening 24th June, where the course was all along surrounding local roads, apart from start and finish sections in the park. Dan Hutchison was in great form in his first run of the series so far and was first Jogger to finish in 27:22, 4th of … Read more

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Another great team effort by Newmarket Joggers in Bury Friday 5

In the Bury St Edmunds Friday 5, the 4th of 6 Friday 5-mile series events, Newmarket Joggers men’s team again came away with two trophies. Neil Pollard (27:41, 5th of 345 overall, 2nd of 33 in M40), Mark Hayward (28:04, 8th, 4th in M40) and Paul Holley (28:33, 12th, 1st of 42 in M55) won the 3-member team 1st prize … Read more

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Newmarket Joggers host third Hockeys 5K League fixture on the Heath

It was a busy week for the club, which kicked off on Thursday evening 9th June, when the Joggers hosted the third of the monthly Hockeys 5km League fixtures on Newmarket Heath, over training grounds behind the Rowley Mile racecourse. This race attracted over 350 participants from 8 local running clubs in Cambridge, Haverhill, Ely, Saffron Walden, Royston and Newmarket. … Read more

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A PB for Mark Hayward in the Hatfield Broad Oak Jubilee 10K

On a quiet Bank Holiday weekend for Newmarket Joggers, the highlight was another PB for Mark Hayward, in the Hatfield Broad Oak Jubilee 10K in Hertfordshire on Friday 3rd June. This event was cleverly moved from its normal late May Spring Bank Holiday date to Platinum Jubilee Day. Mark clocked 34:35, coming 8th of 989 finishers overall and 1st of … Read more

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Another successful Friday 5 for Joggers at Sudbury

Our fastest Joggers turned out in force for the second fixture of the Friday 5 Series at Sudbury on 27th May. Mark Hayward scored another all-time PB in a time of 27:36. He was 5th of 314 runners overall and 1st of 30 in his M40 age category. He was closely followed by Jimmy Smith (27:59, 10th, 3rd in M40) … Read more

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Top Joggers in action at Kirton Friday 5

Just a day after performing to a very high standard in the Hockeys 5K League fixture at Horseheath Racecourse on May 19th (the results of which had not been officially released at the time of writing), our fastest male runners were in action again on Friday 20th May in the Kirton Friday 5, the first of a series of 6 … Read more

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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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