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Joggers ticking over in virtual reality

During the coronavirus lockdown, life ticks over in virtual reality for Newmarket Joggers, with members continuing to stay in contact with one another, mainly via the club Facebook and Strava pages. Most Joggers are taking exercise in local solo runs (or with one close friend or partner or with family), with all members well aware of the social distancing rules … Read more

Newmarket Joggers in Exile

Since last Monday, club members of Newmarket Joggers have been confined to barracks, as it were. All club races and training sessions have been cancelled until at least the end of April on the strict advice of the governing bodies UK Athletics and England Athletics. Fortunately, the government advice has so far been to continue exercising outside, either solo or … Read more

Coronavirus and the Club

Coronavirus and the Club As you will have seen,the Government has requested that we all avoid all unnecessary social contact. The Club is first and foremost a social running club and the Club committee are agreed that the only socially responsible action we can take is to suspend all Joggers’ training sessions and events until at least the end of … Read more

A busy weekend for Newmarket Joggers despite the mounting coronavirus gloom

The Robert Tomlinson Stowmarket Half Marathon took place in the village of Buxhall, in wet and windy weather, with 5 Joggers among the 332 finishers. Mark Hayward (1:17:45) was first home in 5th overall position, closely followed by James Smith (1:19:11) in 7th, both excellent performances just 7 days after their top efforts in the Cambridge Half Marathon. Then came … Read more

Huge turnout by Joggers in Cambridge Half Marathon

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon survived the coronavirus scare on Sunday and started in bright, sunny, breezy weather on Midsummer Common, with a total of 11,251 participants. There were 64 Newmarket Joggers in the lineup. Chris Gay was in top form and first Jogger home in 49th overall place, in a new PB time of 1:14:05, over a minute quicker … Read more

Neil Pollard impressive in Essex 20

After success in the Suffolk Cross Country Championships early in January, Neil Pollard ran his first road race of the year in the Essex 20 miler at Rochford on Sunday. In a top class field, he showed tremendous speed to clock 1:58:12 (80.54% age grade), finishing 23rd of 347 overall and 4th of 40 in his MV40 age group. Pollard … Read more

James Smith and Mark Hayward top performers in Tarpley 10

Under difficult, blustery wind conditions, not ideal for PBs, Newmarket Joggers James Smith and Mark Hayward both put in top trophy-winning performances in the Tarpley 10 mile race on Sunday, held at Beyton School near Bury St Edmunds. Smith (58:32) was 2nd and Hayward (58:55) 3rd from an overall field of 349. According to, their 10 mile PBs stand … Read more

Storm Dennis washes out races in the region

The Inspire Thetford Forest Trail 10K and Marriott’s Way Marathon and Half Marathon in Norfolk were casualties of Storm Dennis over the weekend. Quite a few Newmarket Joggers were entered into the 3rd of the Thetford Winter Trail 10K series of three, which has been re-scheduled for 23rd February and the Marriott’s Way event has been postponed until March 8th. … Read more

Storm Ciara causes cancellation of races across the UK

The forecast high winds of Storm Ciara caused almost all races to be cancelled or postponed across the UK on Sunday. This included the huge 25,000 participant London Winter 10K Run in aid of Cancer Research UK, in which several Joggers were entered. Newmarket Jogger Iain Perry plus his wife Linda and other friends and relations were all geared up … Read more

Great performance by Cerys Bithell in Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships

In the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Boston, Lincolnshire, Junior Newmarket Jogger Cerys Bithell put in a great effort to finish 5th of 70 runners in the U13 Girls’ 2,050 metre race and 2nd of 16 in her Suffolk team. She was representing Suffolk Schools, having finished 3rd of 52 in the U13 Suffolk County qualifying race … Read more