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A Busy Weekend of Racing for the Joggers

The weekend of racing began at 7:00pm on Friday evening, Sept 10th, with 8 Joggers participating in The Ickworth Sunset Chase 10K in Ickworth Park, Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds. Although there was not much sun in evidence, good fun was had by all at this Raw Trails event, where runners were challenged to finish before dark, with some of … Read more

Paul Holley on top form in Bedford 20M

Sunday Sept 5th: Paul Holley continued his excellent 2021 campaign in the Bedford 20M, finishing in a time of 2:10:00, 4th of 336 runners overall and 3rd of 35 in his 50-59 age group. This was likely a preparatory race for the Virgin Money London Marathon on October 3rd, in which he regularly earns a Good For Age place. Meanwhile, … Read more

Great effort by Elke Hausler in British Masters 1500m

Newmarket Jogger Elke Hausler put in a fine effort in the W55 (Women aged 55-59) 1500m at the British Masters Championships at Derby on Saturday August 21st 2021. She clocked 5:54.99, near her PB of 5:51.20 achieved in 2019. This gave her an age grade of 86.73%, the highest figure ever recorded by a female Newmarket Jogger, since club records … Read more

Jonathan Ollington leads Joggers home with a PB in Vitality London Big Half

Vitality London Big Half, Sunday August 22nd: Due to the Covid-19 lockdown from January to April earlier this year, this major running event was postponed from its normal early March date and rearranged for August 22nd, 2021. Such a summer date risked very hot weather, but in the end it was relatively cool and cloudy at 17°C, with a slight … Read more

Jimmy Smith on top form in Burnham Beeches Half Marathon

Burnham Beeches Half Marathon, Buckinghamshire, Sunday Aug 15th: Jimmy Smith continued his excellent run of form this year, clocking 1:19:43 to finish 5th home of 456 runners overall; also an impressive 1st of 98 runners in his M40 age category. This was a picturesque, undulating course along closed roads and hard paths, leading through a nature reserve of shady beechwoods; … Read more

Paul Holley earns unprecedented 90.70% age grade in Battersea 10K

In the RunThrough Battersea Park 10K on Sunday, the very much in-form Paul Holley recorded 34:35, finishing 5th of 236 overall and 1st of 6 by over 10 minutes in his M55 age group. This performance earned him a phenomenal age grade of 90.70%, the first time any Newmarket Jogger has achieved such a standard since club records began in … Read more

Paul Holley excels in London Landmarks Half Marathon

On Sunday 1st August, Newmarket Joggers’ top veteran Paul Holley finished 14th overall (12th on chip time) of 11,005 runners in the London Landmarks Half Marathon, recording a time of 1:17:39. He came 1st of 331 in his M55 age group, 7 minutes ahead of the 2nd, earning an age grade of 87.72%, his highest of the year so far. … Read more

Newmarket Joggers impress in stamina races over the weekend

An ultramarathon, two marathons and two half marathons were on the agenda for the Joggers for Sunday, 25th July. Leading the pack was Jimmy Smith, in his second attempt at the Writtle Wround, a notoriously difficult 50K trail race in Essex, with a Runbritain difficulty rating of 10.0 (on a normal scale of 0 to 6) and elevation gain of … Read more

Lots of Newmarket Joggers enjoying real live races after a year of scarce opportunity

Stephen Williams 10K (Sunday 18th July): Organised by St Edmund Pacers in Thurston, Suffolk, this race attracted 7 Joggers. Promising new member Jonathan Pye was first home in 39:06, 19th of 298 runners overall, his first known 10K on record and an excellent effort in the very hot conditions. Next for the Joggers’ came ace veteran Neville Clarke (46:29, 80th, … Read more

Jimmy Smith makes top three in Fen Gallop 10K

Fen Gallop 10K, Sunday 4th July: Jimmy Smith put in a great run in the annual Fen Gallop 10K, clocking 35:33, to finish 3rd of 288 runners overall. It was his first 10K race of the year and earns him 78.57% diamond age grade. Next came Clive Purbrook (M65), with an excellent effort of 50:15 (68.42%, gold), putting him 77th … Read more