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Newmarket clubs well represented at Cambridge Half Marathon

Mark Hayward was the stand-out performer of the 60 Newmarket Joggers that took part in Sunday’s Cambridge Half Marathon.

His personal best time of one hour, 19 minutes and 14 seconds was enough to secure 69th place from a field of almost 7,000 entrants.

Neal Pollard was hot on his club-mates’ heals, finishing in 1.19.47, while Ursla White shaved three minutes off her personal best, coming home in 1.29.21.

A time of 2.28.10 saw Keith Page take 11 minutes off his previous best, while Ruth Eberhardt (1.43.58), Jo Curtis (2.04.27), Isabel Vincent (2.11.32) and Pearl Fay (2.27.37) also impressed.

The club also provided two pacers as Alex Cairns and Robert Jaina gave up the chance to race for personal bests and instead run with timing flags to support other runners during the race.

Elsewhere, after winning the five-mile event at Nowton Park, Denys Olefir jetted off to the Cyprus Marathon, which he completed in a time of 2.38.22.

n Like the Joggers, Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club had a healthy level of representation at the Cambridge Half Marathon.

Gordon Irvine was first home for the club in 1.21, followed closely by Nicholas Dyer (1.24) and Peter Williams (1.29).

Following them was Gareth Godfrey, Gemma Irvine and Clare Flemming (all 1.41), Alex Leeson, Sarah Osborne and David Carr (all 1.43), Mark Gibbs (1.49), Lee Hill, Paul Tulk (both 1.51), Richard Gash (1.56), Sara Parkin (2.03) and Laura High (2.19).

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