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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 www.runbritainrankings.com, 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

Neville Clarke achieves high standard in Freethorpe 10

Freethorpe 10: Ace veteran Newmarket Jogger Neville Clarke recorded a time of 1:15:34 in the Freethorpe 10 mile race near Great Yarmouth on Sunday, finishing 3rd of 20 in his MV65 age group and 169th of 735 runners overall. Clarke has shown high consistency over the years at this distance, with all his times since 2011 in a narrow range … Read more

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