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Good turnout by Newmarket & Sudbury Joggers for Stowmarket XC at Haughley Park

It was the 4th of 6 fixtures of the Suffolk Winter XC League on Sunday 23rd January, over a 2-lap, 5 mile, mainly wooded trail course in Haughley Park, near Stowmarket. It was dry weather at ~3°C with only a few muddy areas, so conditions were quite good underfoot, though fallen leaves were hiding some of the many tree root … Read more

Newmarket Joggers finish 4th in valiant bid to retain men’s Suffolk XC Championship trophy

Suffolk XC Championships, Sunday 9th January: It was a cold but lovely sunny afternoon at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds for the Suffolk XC Championships. The undulating course, over grass and through woods, was extremely muddy in places, with lots of twists and turns and a crater thrown in for extra fun. The men’s race was over a three-lap … Read more

Mark Hayward achieves all-time 10K PB at Wymondham

Wymondham NYD 10K, Wymondham, Norfolk, Jan 1st 2022: Two Joggers had a crack at this race. Mark Hayward put in a tremendous performance, with an all-time PB of 35:16, putting him 9th of 470 runners overall and 2nd of 44 in M40. That’s the way to start the New Year. Alan Thornhill M70+ did well to clock 1:01:33 and finish … Read more

Christmas Suffolk XC fixture hosted by Haverhill RC at Horseheath Racecourse

Suffolk Winter XC League 3rd fixture, Horseheath, Sunday, 19th Dec: On a cold, grey, damp, foggy morning, the third fixture of the Suffolk Winter XC League took place over the highly undulating grounds of the Horseheath point-to-point racecourse near Haverhill. The organisers, Haverhill Running Club, were ready to buoy our spirits with a band playing Christmas songs before the start … Read more

Paul Holley set to gain lead in UK M55 Half Marathon rankings with 1:14:46 at Dorney Lake

Paul Holley challenged himself in the Dorney Lake Half Marathon on Sunday 12th December, clocking 1:14:46, his best half marathon time since 2013 and earning himself 91.11% age grade, the highest grade ever achieved by a Newmarket Jogger. He finished 3rd of 161 runners overall and 1st of 25 in the M50-59 age bracket. This performance should put him in … Read more

Strong challenge by Joggers in the 2nd Suffolk Winter XC League fixture at Woodbridge

On Sunday Dec 5th, Newmarket Joggers (NJ) and Sudbury Joggers (SJ), who combine forces to become N&S in the Suffolk Winter XC League, sent out a strong team for the second fixture of the season at Sutton, near Woodbridge. After heavy overnight rain, there was plenty in the way of mud and puddles along the 4.6 mile cross-country course. Official … Read more

Paul Holley tops UK 5 Mile M55 rankings with sub 28 at Hatfield

In the Hatfield 5 Mile road race on Sunday, 28th November in Hertfordshire, Newmarket Jogger Paul Holley recorded a time of 27:53, his fastest time over the distance for 3 years, earning himself 89.96% age grade. This puts him (at the time of writing) top of all UK M55-59 road runners over 5 miles this year, according to the … Read more

Top performances by Newmarket Joggers in Hadleigh 10

On Sunday November 21st, the Hadleigh 10 mile race attracted four of the fastest male runners in the club, all finishing within 40 seconds of each other. This race was also designated a Suffolk Championship event, with special trophies for the fastest three men and women and for all the age group winners and runners-up. First home for the Joggers … Read more

Newmarket Joggers turn out in number for Remembrance Runs

SATURDAY NOV 13th:  Essex Remembrance Runs, Carver Barracks, near Saffron Walden: Anna Mayhew (57:33, 67th of 125 overall, 18th F of 62) completed her quickest 10K of the year, running 2 laps of this fast, even course, along runways and well-maintained service roads of an old RAF airfield. Andy Fryatt (1:32:09, 6th of 61 overall, 3rd of 14 in M50) … Read more

Top form for Joggers in Bonfire Burn 10K

Bonfire Burn 10K, Sunday, November 7th, Impington, Cambridge: Andrew Taylor was first Jogger home in 42:48, close to his all-time PB of 42:25 gained at Bedford Autodrome in 2020. He came 55th of 573 runners overall and 15th of 78 in M40-49. Had the age groups been in 5-year bands he would no doubt have fared better still in M45-49. … Read more