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Grand Prix: Paul Holley storms into men’s lead. Claire Acklam and Elke Hausler neck and neck.

Grand Prix: Following the virtual Kevin Henry 5K race in April (the first of 12 events in the Joggers’ Grand Prix 2021), the leaders are jockeying for position. Points are awarded according to time recorded and actual age on the day, to give an age grade % performance, with the grades rounded down to the nearest whole number. In the … Read more

Joggers in action at Snetterton Race Track and Newbury Racecourse

Snetterton Race Track 5k: Five Joggers visited Snetterton Race Track on Wednesday 28th April, for a tilt at the Inspire Races 5k and 10k events on offer. Jimmy Smith was entered for the 5k and arrived shortly before the published time, only to find that the sub-20 minute wave had already started some minutes beforehand. That meant that he had … Read more

Daphne Hurley pulls off surprise win in final Winter 5k Handicap

5k Virtual Handicap: Daphne Hurley has been putting in some good training mileage around the streets of Worlington, with the encouragement of experienced fellow Jogger Caroline Mcintosh. It certainly seems to have paid dividends in the final April fixture of the 2020/21 Virtual 5k Winter Handicap series. Hurley managed to take 2 min 19 sec off the time achieved in … Read more

Chris Gay runs 2:39 in Dorney Marathon; Jimmy Smith 2:53

Four Joggers put in some great performances in real, live marathon races over the Easter weekend. On Good Friday, Angela Brennan (5:05:53, 26th of 46 overall, 9th Female of 19) and Lisa Jennings (5:16:25, 30th, 11th F) both took on the Suffolk Running Centre (SRC) Kirtling Marathon, starting and finishing at SRC headquarters in the village of Barrow, near Bury … Read more

Pearl Fay wins Winter 5k Handicap; Newmarket Joggers triumph in inter-club challenge

NJ Virtual 5k Handicap: Joggers’ longtime member Pearl Fay was a surprise, and deserving, winner of this month’s virtual 5k Winter Handicap, the penultimate fixture of the series. She had done well to finish third the month before, yet still managed to take 3 minutes 32 seconds off her previous time to finish in 30:46, her fastest 5k for the … Read more

Rebecca Hannah brings off fine win in Joggers’ virtual February Winter 5k Handicap

Winter 5k Handicap: Rebecca Hannah took 3 minutes 8 seconds off her previous time to bring off a fine win in the Joggers’ virtual 5k February Winter Handicap. She clocked 33:18, which is her best 5k time in club races since May 2020. She was closely followed by Bridget Wallwin, who beat her previous time in January by 2:57, recording … Read more

On your marks for the February 5k Winter Handicap

All is set for the NJ February virtual 5k Winter Handicap, which needs to be completed from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th February, on a local route of each club member’s choosing. All times will be included in the club achievement tables and will count for this year’s best club and individual PBs and for best age grade % performances … Read more

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