Club Standards & Achievement Tables

Top 20 Age Grade Performances – Year to Date

Men

1 Neil Pollard 45-49 87.32 Indigo
2 Robert Dobson 40-44 84.12 Sapphire
3 Mark Hayward 40-44 84.09 Sapphire
4 Paul Holley 55-59 83.41 Sapphire
5 James Smith 40-44 82.14 Sapphire
6 Chris Balmer 40-44 80.81 Sapphire
7 Dan Hutchison 35-39 79.01 Diamond
8 Stephen Edwards 55-59 78.00 Diamond
9 Hugh Tawell 25-29 77.93 Diamond
10 Sam Sadler 35-39 77.24 Diamond
11 Jonathan Pye 35-39 76.78 Diamond
12 Joey Bendall 35-39 75.91 Diamond
13 Edson George Wilkinson 20-24 75.79 Diamond
14 Neville Clarke 70-74 75.71 Diamond
15 Greg Davis 60-64 75.71 Diamond
16 Harvey Thomas J10-14 75.52 Diamond
17 Andy Fryatt 55-59 75.30 Diamond
18 Jonathan Ollington 55-59 74.94 Platinum
19 Phil Blundell 45-49 74.72 Platinum
20 Marc Drury 50-54 74.50 Platinum

Women

1 Elke Hausler 60-64 84.55 Sapphire
2 Belinda Schofield 65-69 81.73 Sapphire
3 Cerys Bithell J15-19 79.57 Diamond
4 Lilian Corbett J15-19 78.81 Diamond
5 Sophie Blundell J10-14 72.33 Platinum
6 Hannah Pollard 40-44 72.13 Platinum
7 Helen Wass 55-59 71.94 Platinum
8 Suzanne Bailey 60-64 71.90 Platinum
9 Helen Hilario 45-49 71.22 Platinum
10 Mandy Corbett 45-49 71.17 Platinum
11 Hannah Parsons 45-49 71.17 Platinum
12 Amber Smith J10-14 71.17 Platinum
13 Eleanor Bithell 45-49 70.69 Platinum
14 Nicole Smith 50-54 70.25 Platinum
15 Lesley Linden 65-69 69.90 Gold
16 Wendy Ancill 50-54 68.55 Gold
17 Esther Eaton J05-09 67.76 Gold
18 Rebecca Oettle 35-39 67.42 Gold
19 Caroline McIntosh 70-74 67.40 Gold
20 Lynda McCormack 60-64 66.65 Gold

In Newmarket Joggers, like any other running club, the time you take to run a particular distance shows how quick or slow you are compared with other club members. However, our senior club members range in age from 16 to 70+ and it’s clear that advancing age takes its toll on how fast people can run, just as youngsters in Junior Joggers will steadily improve as they approach adulthood. Age grading is a way of comparing athletes’ performances, allowing for the difference in ages. Runners tend to reach their peak potential from their 20s to their 30s if trained in their earlier years, with performances in longer races like marathons peaking later than sprint and middle distances. However, it’s quite common now for people to begin running or come back to running in their 30s, 40s, 50s or 60+ with very little training in their earlier years. Late starters will be rewarded with a flurry of motivating PBs and will enjoy their journey to peak fitness.

Age grades for run and walk events are expressed as a percentage of a notional world record speed for an athlete of your age and sex over the distance in question.  For throws and jumps the age grade is expressed as a percentage of distance, so in both cases a higher AG number is better.

The achievement tables on this page show your best known performance for the year across all licensed events, parkruns and Run Newmarket.  Both ARC and UKA-licensed races are included here.  Performances in UKA-licensed races and parkrun (but not Run Newmarket or ARC races) are also listed in your profile on Power of Ten.

Club Standards are based on age grade as shown in the tables below.