Sudbury Joggers Weekly Report – 26th March 2018
After the Beast from the East bested races over the country last week, the Sudbury Joggers were truly out in force this week.
On Wednesday’s club run night on March 21st, 2018 we had a great turnout – a total of 62 Joggers took part (32 men and 30 women).
After the beginners session, there was plenty of training opportunities available to our members as Ben Cuthbert took Joggers for a hill session, Andy Buck took runners on a 7 mile run, Sally Bowen took peeps on a 5 mile run and Steve Roberts organised a 4 mile run.
Colchester Half Marathon
We had a fantastic total of 47 members running the Colchester Half Marathon with Kieran Hayles as the first Jogger over the finish line in 1 hour, 16 minutes and 22 seconds. He came in sixth position overall; well done Kieran for a brilliant result.
After Kieran, we had the following runners complete the Colchester Half in less than two hours: Todd Lewis (1:27:50), Kallum Breward (1:30:13), Richard Smith (1:31:17), Ian White (1:35:41), Will Johnston-Wood (1:38:02), Jimmy Secker (1:40:36), Mark Johnston-Wood (1:41:29), Jason Smith (1:43:16), Tom Codling (1:44:00), Dee St Ledger (1:44:01), Ben Boxall (1:45:10), Simon Elliott (1:48:10), Anthony Harris (1:50:18), Lisa Dove (1:49:56), Stuart Beal-Collins (1:50:18), Jamie Phythian (1:51:23) and Steve Stearns (1:57:33).
Emma Ruane just missed out on a sub 2 hour race, crossing the line in 2 hours and 59 seconds.
The following Joggers then made it to the finish: Anna Whatling (2:03:58), Robert Hunt (2:03:23), Thomas Thornton (2:02:50), Andrea Hunt (2:03:41), Jenny Merry (2:03:26), Melonie Evans (2:06:00), Sarah Jeggo (2:07:38), Steven Jeggo (2:07:38), Jasmine Gittings (2:15:23), Hayley Gittings (2:15:23), Sian Guyton (2:17:54), Sally Sandford (2:17:53), Ann Alexander (2:21:01), Emma Richbell (2:22:20), Tanya Bowers (2:23:17), Sharon Breward (2:25:16), Sally Buckle (2:25:16), Jacquie Webb (2:26:13), Charlotte Richardson (2:26:57), Sandy Maloy (2:27:08), Julie Rout (2:27:18), Claire Rooke (2:36:43), Jodie Budd (2:43:57), Zoey Battell (2:44:42), Rachel Miles (2:52:53), Brian Bloomfield (2:52:53), Steve Roberts (2:59:52), followed by Anne Argent (3:11:48).
Special congratulations go to Charlotte Richardson, Emma Richbell, Hayley Gittings, Julie Rout, Rachel Miles, Sarah Jeggo and Steve Roberts. The Colchester Half Marathon was their very first half marathon.
Did you know that we didn’t just have runners crossing the county border into Essex?!
Haverhill Cross Country
There were seven members of Sudbury Joggers running the last Cross Country Winter League of the season in Haverhill.
Running the Haverhill XC was Andy buck (who was the first Jogger in) followed by Wayne Mumford, Mark Salisbury, Cliff Manning, Dave Chapman, Ruth Cowlin and Chris Howard.
Picture below shows left to right: Cliff Manning, Ruth Cowlin, Mark Salisbury, Andy Buck, Dave Chapman, Wayne Mumford and Chris Howard at the Haverhill XC.
Norfolk and Suffolk Daffodil Dawdle
Heading up to the north of the county, we had Dan Smith complete the Norfolk and Suffolk Daffodil Dawdle in 6 hours and 17 minutes.
Shortly after Dan, both Karen and Dave Williamson finished the 26 miles in 6 hours and 19 minutes.
Valencia Half Marathon
Last week we had Joggers heading over to Scotland and Wales, this week Piotr Bulacz was running the Valencia Half Marathon on Saturday over in Spain.
Piotr finished in 1 hour, 27 minutes and 31 seconds that beat his personal best by 40 seconds.
Lamarsh Native Trail
A lot closer to home, we had Gary Godfrey complete the 9-mile Lamarsh Native Trail over near Bures.
London Landmarks Half Marathon
Our final three Joggers headed to nation’s capital for the London Landmarks Half Marathon.
Gary Crowley finished first in 1:54:58, followed by Jules Cooper (2:08:34) and Sue Moye (2:44:47).
On Saturday, there were many from Sudbury Joggers that chose to be hi-vis heroes and volunteered at Great Cornard parkrun to rest up before their Sunday races.
Despite many volunteering or having a restful morning, there were still plenty members of Sudbury Joggers that ran a parkrun.
Over at our local Great Cornard parkrun, there was Darren Barfield, Kieron Savage, James Wood, Richard Smith, David Chapman, Lucy Cowlin, Ruth Cowlin, Kieran Hayles, Jamie Fittock, Jonathan Price, Hugh Turner, Tina Gore and Lucie Petchey who all participated.
Well done to the many members of Sudbury Joggers and your impressive achievements this past week.
And before we go, don’t forget that Sudbury Joggers is organising the 2018 Sudbury Fun Run on Friday, 30th March. If you’re not running or walking, why not come and enjoy the fun and cheer on those that are?