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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

Newmarket Joggers perform well in Remembrance Day runs

Three Joggers joined 442 others in the annual Stowmarket Scenic 7 mile race, which started at 9:30am on Remembrance Day, going along quiet lanes surrounded by attractive autumnal landscape. Two minutes silence was held in the Sports Hall at 11:00am in the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre before the prizegiving. Our chairperson, Kate Warboys, is enjoying a welcome resurgence of form … Read more

Fordham, Smith and Ollington successfully complete New York City Marathon

Three Joggers successfully completed the TCS New York City Marathon and did the club proud on Sunday. It was Rebecca Fordham’s first ever marathon and she pulled out all the stops to finish in 4:38:16. Like the other two, she had to dig very deep in the closing stages, with halfway splits of 2:07/2:31. She will have fared very well … Read more

Sarah Boneham puts in top effort in Beachey Head Marathon

Sarah Boneham took on the extremely hilly Beachey Head Marathon on Saturday, which was run over highly undulating trail paths on the South Downs near Eastbourne. It attracted a field of 2,204 runners and included around 3,700ft of elevation, not too far short of Boneham’s 5,000 feet of ascent over Mount Mulanje in Malawi two weeks ago. She clocked 5:08:19 … Read more

Neil Pollard knocks 6 minutes off his PB and goes sub 2:40 in Yorkshire Marathon

Neil Pollard’s six months of dedicated preparation over the undulating Godolphin training grounds in Newmarket paid big dividends in the Yorkshire Marathon, held in York on Sunday. He came home in 2:38:38, taking over 6 minutes off his previous best time in the London Marathon last April. His Yorkshire effort put him 40th of 4,310 runners overall and 13th of … Read more

In her own words: Sarah Boneham’s trail running trip across Malawi in the group led by Dame Kelly Holmes

Sarah Boneham has returned safely from her trip across Malawi, having travelled last week in the Orbis Challenge group of 30, led by Dame Kelly Holmes, to help raise funds and awareness of malnutrition in Malawi. The various Orbis Challenge trips across Malawi raise funds for the Open Arms charity, which looks after malnourished children until they can return to … Read more

Caroline McIntosh and Ruth Eberhardt successful in their marathon challenges

Caroline McIntosh put in a determined performance in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, where conditions were cold but sunny for the huge field of 45,742 participants. She clocked 5:32:37, with relatively even splits of 2:39/2:53, finishing 65th of 126 in her FV65 age group, showing just how far her stamina has progressed. She also ran the previous day in the … Read more

Joggers enjoy a busy weekend of racing despite the rain.

The Abington 10K, one of Newmarket Joggers’ favourite races on the calendar, took place on Sunday along the village roads surrounding Granta Park, near Babraham in Cambridgeshire. This year there were 23 Joggers taking part and several also kindly came to give support.  After a night and early morning of heavy rainfall, the rain thankfully held off for the race … Read more