Newmarket Joggers annual 10K and 40th Anniversary celebrations held at the Ellesmere Centre in Stetchworth

Above, from left: Jim Withers, Race Director; Lilian Corbett; Olivia Carter; Kate Warboys, NJ Chair. Hanneli Stevenson was also in the winning team of three, not in photo.

On Sunday, 23rd June, Newmarket Joggers put on their annual Newmarket 10K race, followed by a 40th club anniversary celebration (1984-2024), with a complimentary barbecue for all runners, supporters and club members. It was a glorious, sunny morning for volunteers and supporters, though obviously quite warm for the runners in the 10K race, which was over a scenic, undulating, mainly road route, with an off-road section through a horseracing stud. There were 23 Newmarket Joggers competing in the race and many more helping and marshalling on the day and leading up to the event. 

Sixteen-year-old junior Jogger Lilian Corbett (42:57) was in impressive trophy-winning form, finishing 2nd of 73 female runners overall and first in the FU21 category. She also won the women’s team trophy with fellow Joggers Olivia Carter (47:13, 6th F, 2nd of 28 in FS) and Hanneli Stevenson (50:37, 14th F, 3rd of 14 in F40).

For the male Joggers, Barley Woodcock (41:07, 17th of 191 overall, 1st of 16 in M40) was first home with age group trophy. He was followed by 15-year-old junior Jogger Rory King (42:12, 23rd, 3rd of 7 in MU21), a great future prospect, and Shane Mcandrew (43:22, 26th, 12th of 37 in MS), who beat his previous year’s time by 3 minutes. Another trophy winner for Joggers was Jonathan Ollington (45:02, 36th, 1st of 13 in M55).

Other Joggers times were as follows: Chris Underwood MS 43:51; Sean Rollinson MU21 (15 yrs) 45:28; Stephen Edwards M60 46:01; George Wilkinson MS 46:29; Steven Oglesby M45 50:37; James Hilton M45 51:00; Helen Hilario F45 51:21; Ellie Bithell F45 51:21; Stephen Cousins M65 53:16; Nicole Smith F50 54:7; Marc Walker M50 55:39; Angela Drury F40 1:01:58; Emma Burns F40 1:03:29; Miranda McWade F55 1:13:19; Sue Kent F60 1:13:56; Rebecca Hannah FS 1:20:18.

In the Junior 3K race, junior Jogger Harvey Thomas BU15 (12:34) finished 1st of 26 overall and 1st of 4 in his age group. For the girls, Sophie Blundell GU13 (15:31) was 2nd of 11 overall and 2nd of 8 in her age group, while Sacha Callum-Holman (16:02) won 1st trophy in GU15. Other junior Joggers doing well were: Oliver Cleary BU13 13:49; Alexander Walker BU13 15:51; Dolcie Cross GU13 16:34 and Amber Smith GU13 18:25.

 

FRIDAY 5 SERIES

Fixture 4, Bury St Edmunds, Friday evening 21st June:

Nine Newmarket Joggers competed in this 5-mile road race, with start/finish in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. 

For the women, Helen Wass (44:08, 57th F of 122, 4th of 9 in F55) was again in great form, followed by Angela Drury (45:14, 65th F, 12th of 20 in F40), Jan Holmes F60 (51:32, 96th F) and Caroline Mcintosh (55:20, 111th F, 6th in F70+).

First home for the men was Marc Drury (33:11, 52nd of 359 overall, 11th of 35 in M50), followed by Neville Clarke (37:19, 115th, 1st of 5 in M70+), Rob Pollard (39:53, 169th, 43rd of 64 in MS), Jim Withers M65 (50:46, 317th) and Chris Aylmer M70+ (55:58, 343rd). Congratulations to Neville Clarke, who is now uncatchable winner of his age group trophy, with 4 straight wins out of 4 races.

 

  • Above from left: Rob Pollard, Jan Holmes, Caroline Mcintosh, Helen Wass, Angela Drury, Chris Aylmer and Marc Drury. Neville Clarke & Jim Withers not in photo.