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Holt 10K, Edinburgh Half Marathon & Beating the Bounds of Exning Parish

Holt 10K, North Norfolk, Sunday 26th May, organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners: Seven Joggers had a crack at this annual race.   Above: Newmarket Joggers in Holt 10K, from left: Andy Fryatt, Bridget Wallwin, Jan Holmes, Alan Thornhill, Jo Bouttell, Francine Dasseville and Angela Drury. Many thanks for photo.   First home was Andy Fryatt (43:53, 94th of 468 … Read more

Jimmy Smith sails through his second of 4 x 50-mile trail races in support of Alzheimer’s Society

Centurion North Downs Way 50, Saturday May 18th: Though admitting to feeling rather tired in the legs from the outset, Jimmy Smith didn’t look back during this Centurion 50-mile race, heading eastwards along the North Downs Way, from Farnham in Surrey to Knockholt Pound on the outskirts of Greater London. He clocked an impressive time of 8:36:15 over the hilly … Read more

Trophies for Sophie Blundell, Harvey Thomas, Neville Clarke & Mark Hayward on a busy weekend for Joggers

Track & Field Championships: It was the Track & Field Championships for Cambridgeshire on Saturday, 11th May (at Wilberforce Road, Cambridge), and for Suffolk on Sunday, 12th May (at West Suffolk Arena, Bury St Edmunds). At Cambridge, Junior Jogger Sophie Blundell competed in the U13G category and very wisely chose the more unusual events of 1000m Walk (6:34.1) and 70m … Read more

A great atmosphere at Newmarket Heath Race and top performances by the Joggers

Newmarket Heath Race, Thursday evening, May 2nd: Angela Drury did a great job as Race Director of the annual Newmarket Heath Race, with a turnout of 224 participants in the senior race (~5.4km) and another 67 in the junior Heath Race (~1.8km). There was an exciting atmosphere all around. The Clive Purbrook Stable & Stud Challenge trophy went to Rossdales, … Read more

Promising start by Newmarket Joggers in opening fixture of 5k Summer League at Histon

Thursday evening, April 25: It was a big turnout of Newmarket Joggers for the first fixture of the Arkwright & Co/Turners 5k Summer League at Chivers Old Farm in Histon. Other running clubs in the league are Histon & Impington Runners, Haverhill RC, Royston Runners, Saffron (Walden) Striders RC, Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge Tri Club and Ely Runners. Official … Read more

Great efforts by Newmarket Joggers in TCS London Marathon 2024

Amongst a record, huge field of over 53,000 participants, eleven Joggers lined up for the TCS London Marathon on Sunday April 21st.   Above: Joggers just arrived by coach at the starting area near Greenwich Park on Sunday morning. Mark Hayward is 3rd from left at back; just in front of him and partly hidden looks like Neil Pollard; Jan … Read more

Lilian & Mandy Corbett star in Bungay 10K; Jimmy Smith completes his first Centurion Grand Slam 50-mile fixture.

Bungay Festival 10K, Sunday April 14th: Newmarket Joggers Lilian Corbett and her mother Mandy Corbett both shared the limelight in the 10k race at Bungay. In her first 10k race this year, 16-year-old Lilian was in trophy-winning form, clocking 42:24 and finishing 2nd of 176 female runners, 1st of 4 in FU18 by over 7 minutes. In her first known … Read more

Rachael Maltpress enjoys success at Brighton in her first big road marathon

Brighton Marathon: The first of the big spring marathons took place in Brighton on Sunday April 7th, with 11,273 participants completing the course in bright sunshine and very breezy conditions. Rachael Maltpress (4:34:04, 6,388th overall, 1,440th F of 3,552, 182nd of 428 in F40-45) enjoyed a great run with very even and, seemingly, relaxed 5km official splits of around 6:30/km … Read more

Mark Hayward close to a PB in Sudbury Fun Run 5

Sudbury Fun Run 5, Sudbury, Suffolk, Good Friday, March 29th: Mark Hayward (27:22, 7th of 524 overall, 1st of 84 in M40-49) was in great form and just five seconds outside his 5-mile PB in this popular annual event. This will likely be his last big effort before April 21st, when he will be competing in his 5th London Marathon, … Read more

Final spring marathon preparations underway for many Newmarket Joggers

Two Newmarket Joggers chose 20-mile races as part of their spring marathon preparations. On Sunday, March 24th, Ellie Bithell (2:51:08, 169th of 433 overall, 35th F of 187, 10th of 43 in F45) took on the Oakley 20M in Bedfordshire; a tough course with continual undulations and a lot of climb. Quite likely, Ellie was saving a little something for … Read more