Blowes retires on a high

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Newmarket Jogger Ben Blowes crowned 10 years of competitive distance running by finishing 24th in his retirement race.

After recently running the 100km London to Brighton Ultra, Blowes competed in the South Downs Way Ultra and finished the 100 mile course in a time of 20 hours and 19 minutes.

Fellow endurance runners Martyn Taylor and Tom Stedman helped out by running long sections of the race alongside Bowles, while Kevin Connolly was forced to retire due to a persistent foot injury.

Elsewhere, Rhys Turnball-Bavester qualified for next year’s Special Olympics after posting two personal bests in the Eastern Regional Athletics Championships.

The 15-year-old triumphed in the 200m with a time of 25.9 seconds, before running under a minute for the first time in the 400m (58.4).

Jason Beeton led the Joggers home in the Bury Friday 5 at Nowton Park, finishing in 40th place with a time of 32 minutes and 53 seconds.

Ursula Ransom (35.09) and Neville Clarke (35.10) had a great tussle, with the former taking first place in the FV40.

Brian Munns (37.37), Carolynn Anderson (41.47), Jim Withers (42.29) and Chris Alymer (47.20) also completed the race.

Ransom also took another first among the FV40s at the Cambridge Park Run, finishing the Milton Park circuit in 20 minutes and 57 seconds.

The popular Newmarket 10km race will take place on Sunday, July 5 at the Ellesmere Centre, Stechworth.

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