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Taylor speeds round Snetterton

On Sunday at Snetterton Race Track in Norfolk, Andrew Taylor shaved another 53 seconds off his all-time 10K PB, clocking 42:45.This placed him 64th of 707 runners overall and 23rd of 142 in his MV40-49 age group, despite the wide age range not being to his advantage at age 47. Over the last 3 months, Taylor has progressively taken over … Read more

Success for Junior Joggers in Suffolk Schools Cross Country at Woodbridge

Two Junior Newmarket Joggers, Cerys Bithell (‘Minor’ Girls, Year 7) and Jake Garratt (‘Intermediate’ Boys, Years 10/11), had notable success in the Suffolk Schools XC (Cross Country) ‘B’ race at Woodbridge, near Ipswich on Thursday 9th January. This was the third and final trial race within Suffolk that determined who would be picked to represent the county in the regional … Read more

Suffolk Cross Country Championships: Newmarket takes men’s team trophy for first time in 62 years.

Suffolk Cross Country: On Sunday, Newmarket Joggers put in an outstanding team performance in the Suffolk Cross Country Championships 10K race at Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds, carrying off 1st place men’s team trophy for the first time in their 36 year history. The silver cup trophy is engraved with the names of winners going back to the 1926-27 … Read more

New Cambridge Christmas 10K a success

On Sunday 29th December, the new Sublime Cambridge Christmas 10K event attracted a field of 591 participants, among them 7 Joggers. This scenic route went along the Cam riverside, over Stourbridge Common, Jesus Green and Midsummer Common and crossed the river on 4 different pedestrian bridges, exploring Chesterton on the way. The registration headquarters were at the very welcoming Fort … Read more

Fairy Tale of Newmarket

No races to report on this week, but Newmarket Joggers had their Christmas ‘Jingle Jog’ last Thursday evening, which means they dressed up in Christmas outfits and visited, en route, some of the local Newmarket hostelries. This year, starting at the Leisure Centre in Exning Rd, they called in at the White Hart, New Wellington, Horseshoes, Golden Lion (Wetherspoon) and … Read more

Hannah Parsons finds top gear at High Lodge

Hannah Parsons, voted Female Improver of the Year at the Newmarket Joggers Christmas Dinner & Awards Night on 7th December, continued in great form at High Lodge on Sunday, in the first of a series of three Thetford Forest 10K winter trail races. Among a total field of 442, Parsons clocked 47:22, finishing 1st of 79 in her FV40 age … Read more

Festive Forest Fun

On Saturday, seven Joggers put in very good efforts in the Festive Forest Challenge at West Stow Country Park, a winter trail race through the King’s Forest, attracting a total of 405 participants.  Conditions were uneven, soggy and muddy in places, so far from ideal for speed.  Andrew Taylor opted for the 10K distance and did well to clock 47:59, … Read more

Many Joggers among supporters of the 24 hour, 100 mile fundraising run by Ben Blowes and Martyn Taylor

#Run4aDifference: From Friday 10:00am to Saturday 10:00am, starting/finishing at Tesco, Newmarket (with excellent support from Tesco), ex-Newmarket Joggers Ben Blowes and Martyn Taylor ran 24 x 4.2 mile laps through Newmarket to help raise funds for 10-year-old Evelina, who was seriously injured recently when hit by a bus in Exning Road near her Laureate School. Ben and Martyn started each … Read more

Hannah Parsons leads Joggers home in Bass Belle 10

The “Bass Belle” 10 mile race in Bassingbourn, near Royston, was the biggest draw for Newmarket Joggers on Sunday, where 9 of our club competed in the field of 377. This race is named after the wartime US Flying Fortress bomber Memphis Belle, which was stationed at RAF Bassingbourn and completed 25 bombing missions in the 1940s. The race medal … Read more

Mark Hayward comes close to PB in Hadleigh 10

On Sunday, the hilly Hadleigh 5 and 10 mile events took place on the Suffolk/Essex border. Mark Hayward competed impressively in the Hadleigh 10, finishing in 6th position in a time of 58:44, near his PB of 58:16 achieved in 2018. Neville Clarke put in a great performance as always, finishing 2nd in MV65 to the redoubtable Stephen Mead of … Read more