Weekly Report – 10th March 2019
The weekend of the 9th and 10th of March might have been really wet and windy, but that doesn’t keep runners from Sudbury Joggers inside.
Samphire Challenge’s 100 Mile Endurance Run
The weekend started with Sarah Pennock running a 100-mile ultra event at Samphire Hoe, a nature reserve created from 4.9 million cubic meters of chalk marl from the Channel Tunnel excavations on the coast of Kent near Dover.
The 100-mile endurance run required Sarah to run twenty-seven 3.71 mile loops around a mix of gently rolling trail, bike paths and dead flat sea wall that is all within the shadow of Dover’s White Cliffs.
Sarah Pennock completed the Samphire Challenge’s 100 Mile Endurance Run in a marvelous 28 hours and 30 minutes.
Vitality Big Half Marathon
On Sunday 10th, half a dozen Joggers headed to London to run the Vitality Big Half Marathon. Finishing first for the club was Todd Lewis in 1:33:54, followed by Charlotte Richardson (2:25:21), Sandy Maloy (2:25:31), Ann Alexander (2:31:43), Jodie Budd (2:31:43) and Sue Moye in 2:44:40. Making this race a challenge was the strong wind; Sandy Maloy described the blustery winds as being “scary at some points” and Todd Lewis said, “I did think at one point I might end up on the floor!”.
Meanwhile, heading off the tarmac to run the Barr Ellison Thetford Forest 10km race was Sue Crawte, Emma Clark and Josephine Cheshire.
Sue described the run as a “nasty muddy rocky slippery trail”, but this did not stop Emma Clark finishing first out of the ladies in 50:31, setting herself a new personal best by nearly 7 minutes.
Completing the 10km shortly after Emma was Josephine Cheshire in 1:00:10 and Sue Crawte in 1:13:37.
Andy Buck and Wayne Mumford were also running around the Suffolk countryside as they ran the Fritton Lake Cross Country that is part of the Suffolk Winter League. Race results will be published soon.
Southend Pier Marathon
Lisa Dalton headed down south to run in the Southend Pier Marathon; however, these plans did not go as expected.
Southend Council closed the pier along with both the Cliff lift and Pier Hill lift. This closure was due to reported high winds of over 50mph and meant that the marathon was cancelled.
This did not stop Lisa from running. Joined by Gin Lawson, the pair decided to run 5 miles up and down the Southend promenade.