Newmarket Heath Race 2024

Newmarket Heath Race 2024

Incorporating the newly named and in memory -The Clive Purbrook Stable and Stud Challenge

NEW for 2024: Newmarket Sports and Fitness Challenge Trophy

In partnership with


Newmarket Heath Race & Clive Purbrook Stable & Stud Challenge is a fun, friendly and sometimes ‘challenging’ off road race on the historic Newmarket Heath. Our thanks go once more to the Jockey Club for kind permission to use the training grounds.


Heath Race Seniors Results 2024

Heath Race Juniors Results 2024



In memory of Clive Purbrook

From this year the Stable and Stud Challenge has been renamed in memory of our dear friend Clive Purbrook.

Clive Purbrook tragically died on 8 May 2022. Clive had three loves of his life: running; horseracing and his family – possibly in that order!

He was a stalwart of the Newmarket Joggers and was the proud winner of the Newmarket Joggers Grand Prix in 2017. His last race for the Joggers was the Breckland 10K on 2nd May 2022, setting his best time for that year of 49:32 – not bad for a 66year old! He was a long time member of the Joggers and long serving committee member playing the invaluable role of the calm but challenging voice of reason; creating the momentum behind incorporation of the club to ensure its future. For many years he was the indisputable ‘king of the hill’ taking responsibility for route marshalling at the Heath Race every May.

Clive was a bit of a geek about horseracing, a walking Analogue’s Daughter, with a deep love of the thoroughbred and the sport. Who else would think that taking your girlfriend on a date at 5am on a cold windy and wet morning to watch training on the Newmarket gallops was the way to win her heart? Well it worked – and the love of the racing ensured that the Purbrook family moved here to be at the centre of the known universe.

So the Heath Race held a special place in Clive’s heart and it is a fitting tribute to Clive that we a naming the Stable Yard trophy in his honour.

Details of the Race

All chip timed

Medals for all finishers and volunteers

Trail Running Association Permit: 6259

Location: Newmarket Heath, Bury Road (near BP Garage)

England Athletics Affiliated Club Runners £12.00/ Unaffiliated  Runners £14.00

No deferrals or refunds. You may transfer your place by following the instructions in your confirmation email.

By kind permission of Newmarket Town Council, Changing and toilet facilities will be available at The Severals Pavilion, 2-4 Bury Road, CB8 7BP 18:00 – 20:30.

Prizes for the leading runners in various age groups along with separate prizes for those working in the bloodstock industry. The Clive Purbrook Stable & Stud Staff Challenge will award prizes to the 1st male and female from the bloodstock industry (in any capacity racing, stud, veterinary, sales etc) and there will be a prize for the winning team of 3 within this category which must from the same employer and must consist of 1 female. Winners to receive only one prize.

Senior Race at 7.00pm

Approx 5.4k – all off road.
(Minimum age is 15.)

Children’s Fun Run at 6.30pm

(Age under 15 on the night)
Approximately 1500m £4.00 entry

Rules and Conditions of Entry

Subject to current UK Athletics rules. Trail Running Association Permit: 6259
No iPods, MP3 players, etc.
Minimum age on the day is 15.
All runners must comply with all instructions given by the race marshals and police.
All decisions by the referee are final.

1st male overall
1st male Clive Purbrook Stable and Stud*
2nd male overall
3rd male overall

1st Male Junior (U21)
1st MV40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75+

1st female overall
1st female Clive Purbrook Stable and Stud*
2nd female overall
3rd female overall

1st Female Junior (U21)
1st FV40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75+

Categories determined by ages on the day in all cases.
No individual to receive more than one individual prize, and will be allocated in the order shown.
1st stable and stud* team.
(with memento for each team member)
Teams of three must comprise at least one male and one female runner.
Where an entered team is larger than 3 runners, the first male, first female and next runner in the team will be eligible for the prize.

*Racing industry and associated connections only (racing stables, studs, vets, racing school, etc)


Teams of three must comprise at least one male and one female runner.
Where an entered team is larger than 3 runners, the first male, first female and next runner in the team will be eligible for the prize.
*Eligibility by being members of or working at a local sports & fitness establishment.

All enquiries for this race to Race Director Angela Drury- or mobile 07904 144 018

Full Heath race rules


Results for 2023

Heath Race Category Winners 2023

Heath Race 2023 – Senior Results

Heath Race 2023 – Junior results

Photos of seniors and juniors courtesy Phil Donlan.

Results for 2022

Results Seniors-Heath Race 2022

Results for 2019

Senior Heath Race PROVISIONAL Results 2019
Junior Heath Race Results 2019

Thank you for your support.


Results for 2018

Senior Heath Race Results 2018
Fun Run Results 2018

Thank you for your support.


Results for 2017

Senior Heath Race Results 2017
Heath Race 2017 Juniors results

We are pleased to announce that this race raised £1568.83 for Suffolk Mind. Thank you for your support.


Results for 2016

Senior Heath Race Results 2016
Junior Heath Race Results 2016

We donated £2000.00 to East Anglian Air Ambulance. Thank you for your support.


Results for 2015

Results for the senior race
Fun run results

We donated net proceeds of £1137.15 to Headway. Thank you for your support.