Women keep up their bid for title

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Newmarket Joggers’ women kept up their challenge for the Suffolk League Cross Country title during the fourth round at Heveningham Hall.

Kerine Ferrin once more led the ladies home in 84th place and is putting together a fine sequence of cross-country performances.

Nicky Chapman is complimenting her marathon training with some quality cross country races and again ran well in 87th.

Helen Wass returned from an illness break to run with credit in 180th and Carolynn Anderson has the prospect of a fruitful year ahead after making a fantastic recovery from knee surgery.

Kate Warboys and Belinda Scofield were hard to separate and have been key members of the ladies’ winter set-up.

Isabel Vincente, Sarah Sales and Jenny Osbourn also performed with credit and contributed with valuable points.

In the junior race, Charlie Davis was the lone Newmarket Jogger and ran well in 52nd place in the under-15 girls.

The men’s team are up against it in a strong division, but rolled out some big guns in Paul Holley (16th) and Martyn Taylor (19th).

Greg Davis plugged on in 33rd and Neville Clarke is still performing fantastically in the v60 category and came home in 86th. Clive Purbrook has made good use of his new spikes and finished 106th

Charles Shoolbred, Brian Munns and Mike Sales also produced strong runs and scored well for the team.

Romance blossomed for Newmarket Joggers Nik (2.25.39) and Bee Chapman (2.56.06) when they threw their hearts into the tough 30k Stamford Valentine’s race and recorded personal-best times on a very hilly course.

Entries are open for the Newmarket Heath Race on Thursday, May 7. The annual 6k charity event is always popular and this year all net proceeds will go to Headway Cambridge.

The stable/stud team challenge will no bring out some fierce rivalry.

There will also be a junior race before the main event – see Newmarket Joggers’ website for details.