Haughley Park provided a stern test for the large contingent of Newmarket Joggers who turned out for the third round of the Suffolk Cross Country Championships on Sunday.
Paul Holley led the Joggers home in 15th place, with Martyn Taylor, Greg Davis and Chris Gay all next on the scene in 34th, 36th and 37th respectively. Neville Clarke ran well to creep into the top 100 when claiming 99th place.
Close behind were Jon Brooker (122nd) and Clive Purbrook (129th).
Charles Shoolbred, back from a bout of flu, finished 169th with Brian Munns coming home in 206th.
Finishing in behind Munns were Marcus Gynn, Jim Withers and Mike Sales.
Karrine Ferrin was the first woman Jogger home in 113th place overall.
Belinda Schofield was next in 222nd.
Helen Wass continued to show her improvement, finishing in 229th, while there was little to split Kate Warboys and Svitlana Zinchenko in 249th and 255th respectively.
The improving Sarah Sales came home in 285th and Sally Nicholson ran well on debut in 293rd.
Finishing in behind Nicholson was Isabel Vicente, Pearl Fay and Jenny Osbourn.
Members of Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club joined those from the Joggers at Haughley at the weekend.
After working his way through a chaotic start, and mastering a three-way battle, Gordon Irvine secured fifth place.
Eugene Husband was next to finish in 41st with Peter Williams third across the line for the club in 59th.
Parris Williams returned from a recent lay-off from illness to claim 143rd, while Gary Dickinson — who had not raced for several months — finished in 202nd.
Kate Harman and Lee Dickinson enjoyed a blanket finish and raced home in 230th and 231st respectively.
n Joe Sadler was the lone Joggers member to tackle a tough, hilly course in the Folksworth 15 on Sunday.
Solid even-paced running saw him home in 41st place in a time of one hour 41 minutes three seconds.