Author Archives: Chris Aylmer

Paul Holley tops UK 5 Mile M55 rankings with sub 28 at Hatfield

In the Hatfield 5 Mile road race on Sunday, 28th November in Hertfordshire, Newmarket Jogger Paul Holley recorded a time of 27:53, his fastest time over the distance for 3 years, earning himself 89.96% age grade. This puts him (at the time of writing) top of all UK M55-59 road runners over 5 miles this year, according to the runbritainrankings.com … Read more

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Top performances by Newmarket Joggers in Hadleigh 10

On Sunday November 21st, the Hadleigh 10 mile race attracted four of the fastest male runners in the club, all finishing within 40 seconds of each other. This race was also designated a Suffolk Championship event, with special trophies for the fastest three men and women and for all the age group winners and runners-up. First home for the Joggers … Read more

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Newmarket Joggers turn out in number for Remembrance Runs

SATURDAY NOV 13th:  Essex Remembrance Runs, Carver Barracks, near Saffron Walden: Anna Mayhew (57:33, 67th of 125 overall, 18th F of 62) completed her quickest 10K of the year, running 2 laps of this fast, even course, along runways and well-maintained service roads of an old RAF airfield. Andy Fryatt (1:32:09, 6th of 61 overall, 3rd of 14 in M50) … Read more

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Top form for Joggers in Bonfire Burn 10K

Bonfire Burn 10K, Sunday, November 7th, Impington, Cambridge: Andrew Taylor was first Jogger home in 42:48, close to his all-time PB of 42:25 gained at Bedford Autodrome in 2020. He came 55th of 573 runners overall and 15th of 78 in M40-49. Had the age groups been in 5-year bands he would no doubt have fared better still in M45-49. … Read more

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Mark Hayward 1st position in St Ed’s Half Marathon

St Ed’s Running Festival, Sunday Oct 31st, Bury St Edmunds: Despite very wet and windy weather, Mark Hayward was bang in form in the St Ed’s Half Marathon, finishing 1st of 161 finishers, in a time of 1:18:58, his first official half marathon since March 2020. Next for the Joggers came Stuart Sowerby (1:30:22, 15th overall, 3rd of 25 in … Read more

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Forty eight Newmarket Joggers among 9,400 in Cambridge Half Marathon

Cambridge Half Marathon, Sunday Oct 17th: This is the most popular club race of the year for Newmarket Joggers and they turned out in numbers. The race is normally held in March but was postponed this year due to Covid-19. The first 3 Joggers home were Jimmy Smith (1:17:29, 56th of 9,400 overall, 6th of 814 in M40-44), Jonathan Pye … Read more

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Paul Holley first finisher in Ultra Tour of Jersey

Jersey Ultra: Paul Holley took on this extremely tough 52 mile ultramarathon, all around the rugged coast of the Channel Island of Jersey, on Sat/Sun, 9th/10th October. Jersey is where Paul was born and raised so holds a special place in his heart. He put in a huge effort to record a time of 8:37:55 and come home first of … Read more

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Top achievements for Joggers in real and virtual London Marathons

VMLM London Marathon:  Some great achievements by the Joggers in the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd Oct. In the ‘real’ version, Neil Pollard put in a flawless performance to finish in 2:37:42, a PB by 56 seconds according to Power of 10. He maintained an average pace of 6:01/mi (3:44/km) with splits as regular as clockwork from beginning to end, … Read more

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Round Norfolk Relay: Top team effort by Newmarket Joggers

RNR: Newmarket Joggers took part in the 24-Hour Round Norfolk Relay (RNR) 2021 on 18th/19th September, backed up by a dedicated supporting team of van driver, cyclists, timers and marshals from the club, organised and led by Jim Withers. This event started in King’s Lynn in the early hours of Saturday morning and followed a 17-Stage clockwise loop, along the … Read more

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A Busy Weekend of Racing for the Joggers

The weekend of racing began at 7:00pm on Friday evening, Sept 10th, with 8 Joggers participating in The Ickworth Sunset Chase 10K in Ickworth Park, Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds. Although there was not much sun in evidence, good fun was had by all at this Raw Trails event, where runners were challenged to finish before dark, with some of … Read more

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