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Jill Howard earns well-deserved win in January virtual 5k Winter Handicap.

The Newmarket Joggers January virtual Winter 5k Handicap was run over any local 5k route of each participant’s choosing, from Jan 4th to Jan 10th 2021, with the position of each finisher determined not by time alone but by the improvement in each runner’s time compared with their previous attempt. Jill Howard reaped a well-deserved reward for her commitment to … Read more

Chris Gay starts the year right in Wymondham ‘First Run of 2021’ virtual 10k

On the 8th January, Chris Gay recorded his best ever 10k time of 34:59 in the virtual Wymondham AC First Run of  ’21 10k, the first time he has broken 35 minutes, finishing in first place of 60 entrants. This beats his previous PB of 35:21, recorded in March 2020 at Milton Keynes. Although this virtual race will not count … Read more

Malcolm Osbourn successful in Joggers’ Virtual December 5k Handicap

Forty Newmarket Joggers took part in the Virtual December 5k Handicap, the 3rd fixture in the winter series, which took place on a local route of each participant’s choosing from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th December. Runners were placed according to their improvement over their previous time in the competition. First time runners with no previous time in the competition … Read more

Tough conditions in Bury to Clare Festive 18

The Bury to Clare Festive 18 trail run got away to a COVID-secure staggered start on Saturday 12th December, covering a GPS estimated distance of approximately 18.6 miles, from Nowton Park Bury St Edmunds to Clare Castle Country Park in Clare. The distance was a little longer than usual, due to a detour coming into Clare to avoid the main … Read more

Neil Pollard and Jimmy Smith put in top efforts over the weekend

On Saturday, Neil Pollard was in action in the COVID secure Dorney Lake 10k near Windsor in Berkshire. It was his first competitive 10k road race of the year and he clocked an impressive 34:50, finishing 3rd of 63 overall and 1st of 13 in his age group, with age grade 80.81%. This result puts him top Newmarket Jogger in … Read more

Bubble training groups get go-ahead after lockdown.

We’ve almost made it through the second lockdown! During the lockdown, there have been lots of 1:1 socially distanced training runs arranged by club members, which have helped to lighten the atmosphere and keep the club camaraderie alive. Excellent news from our club secretary Sianie Painter that Newmarket Joggers will again be able to train in groups of up to … Read more

Baz Colley steals show in November 5k Handicap

Updating with the news since the second lockdown started on 5th November.  All ‘bubble’ group runs have had to stop until at least December 2nd, except for 1:1 socially distanced runs arranged individually by club members. Obviously, no real races taking part in the UK either. The second of the NJ Virtual Winter 5k Handicap 2020/2021 fixtures was completed by … Read more

Impending lockdown puts bubble group runs in doubt

It is not yet clear exactly whether the impending lockdown, from Thursday 5th November to December 2nd, will put an end to the current ‘bubble’ group training sessions for Newmarket Joggers, where up to 6 club members can currently run while observing social distancing rules. In essence, the rules for the lockdown state that each person can arrange to meet … Read more

Alison McKenzie succeeds in Beachy Head Marathon

On Saturday 24th October at Eastbourne, Alison McKenzie put in a top effort to record a time of 6:14:25 in the notoriously difficult Beachy Head Marathon, which included 3,750ft of climb over the Sussex Downs, all off-road. She finished 303rd female of 496 in a total field of 1,191 and 97th of 191 in her F45-54 category. This was McKenzie’s … Read more

Andrew Taylor achieves 10km PB at Bedford Autodrome.

Andrew Taylor achieved an all-time 10km PB of 42:25 in the Running Grand Prix over the two lap course at Bedford Autodrome on Sunday 18th Oct. He finished 44th fastest of two waves of 244 runners overall, 4th of 14 in his age category and earned 69.08% age grade, his highest ever while a club member. Despite the paucity of … Read more