New personal best for Chris Gay in St Neots Half-Marathon

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Newmarket Jogger Chris Gay recorded a personal best (pb) when he led his clubmates home in the St Neots Half-Marathon on Sunday.

Chris Gay, who is developing into a top endurance performer, lowered his time to one hour 21 minutes 12 seconds.

Alex Cairns was next home in 1.27.05, with Nik Chapman following in 1.34.22.

First female Jogger was the impressive Nicky Chapman in a pb of 1.37.35.

There was hardly anything to split David Mclaughlin and Lisa Redman in 144.50 and 1.44.53 respectively.

Vice-chairman Marcus Gynn was solid as usual in 1.45.42, while V60 Miles Johnson crossed the line in 1.55.33.

Bee Chapman is rounding off a successful year and finished in 1.57.33, while regular weekend performer Mary Marsh came home in 2.03.31.

Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club (NCTC) member Lisa Redman recorded a pb of 1.44.37.

Jogger Paul Holley is on his way back from injury and ventured to Leeds to rub shoulders with a world class 10k field in the Leeds Abbey Dash.

When there are 400 runners ahead of the elite veteran Jogger, you know the race is a prestigious field.

Holley finished in a respectable 36.19 and will no doubt soon be back in top shape.

In the Southwold 10k, there was a new pb for Belinda Schofield in 49.55.

She was supported by Clive Purbrook (44.51).

NCTC’s Keith McCarthy opted for a muddier event this weekend when Walden Tri hosted their Off-Road Duathlon at Carver Barracks (near Saffron Walden) on Sunday.

Recent rainfall made for an interesting 5km run, 18km bike and further 3km run — all off-road around the disused airfield.

His total time of 2.24.11 earned him 19th place.