This was the 22nd anniversary of the Pitchcroft 10k incorporating the Worcestershire County 10k Road Championships. It is a fast, flat, three lap course run on traffic free perimeter surfaced tracks and footpaths. The start and finish was at the end of the paddock close to the finish which was in front of the Grandstand.
The winner was Ian Radford from Black Pear Joggers in a time of 33:56 while two Malvern Joggers competed with Suzie Lane finishing in a time of 50:41 and Julie Caseley 52:45 winning a silver salver for first FV55 and also winning a silver medal in the FV50-59 age category in the County 10k Road Championship.
Entries are coming in quickly for the Timberhonger 10k and the race is already over a third full. We’ve increased the number of places to 650 but it is likely to sell out before race day so please enter early to guarantee your place.
This year’s race will be on the evening of Saturday 1st July, part of Bromsgrove Carnival weekend. You can enter online or download an entry form from the race website www.timberhonger10k.co.uk.
There will be lots of Carnival fun on the day, big crowds to cheer you on and there is a brand new Timberhonger medal for every runner waiting for you at the finish.
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Hope to see you on the day.
This was the 5th anniversary of the Pendock Spring Chicken 1k, 5k and 10k run organised by the Friends of Pendock Primary School in association with Tewkesbury Running Club and Black Pear Joggers. The 10k, 2 lap race was a Malvern Joggers Champions League race and there was a good turnout for this popular multi-terrain event from local clubs run on quiet country lanes and undulating farm tracks. All proceeds from the race went to supporting Pendock Primary School and there was a large selection of cakes as well as bacon rolls and hotdogs for sale as well as a raffle.
First of the 21 Joggers home was Matthew Lancett in a time of 42:53, followed by Nic Dauncey (44:19), Ben Toon (45:49), Sam Eden (46:23), Dave Green (47:16 – 1st MV60), Keith Ruff (50:07), Jason Protheroe (51:32), Andrew Gallagher (51:50), Claire Haynes (52:14), Julie Caseley (52:27), Mike Bolton (52:28), Ian Walwyn (53:16), Steve Roode (53:38), Lucy Gallagher (55:23), Alison Priest (55:28), Mark Dillon (55:42), Sarah Clark (56:19), Glyn Davies (57:17), Patricia Johnson (1:01:57), Vivien Tolley (1:01:59) and Emma White (1:07:49).
Our 10K has now been confirmed as the WAAA Championship for 2017. I have
attached a copy of the entry form for you and Malvern Joggers info. Chris Croswell.
On a cold and wet morning, 15 Malvern Joggers travelled the relatively short distance to take part in the Hereford New Year’s Day 10k which has become something of a tradition now with the Joggers. This is an undulating pan handle course organised by Wye Valley Runners which takes runners around the quiet country lanes of Warham and Breinton, starting and finishing near the race HQ at Hereford Rowing Club.
Despite the cold conditions, the winning time of 33:00 by Stuart Robinson of Salford Harriers and 35:46 by Clara Evans of Pontypridd Roadents were remarkable.
First Malvern Jogger home was Jon Newey in a time of 38:07 (1st MV45) followed by Hugh Davies (39:00), Stuart Day (42:39), Dave Woodward (43:20), Matthew Lancett (44:36), Nic Dauncey (45:27) Ben Toon (47:05), Claire Haynes (47:36), Mike Bolton (49:57), Julie Caseley (50:47 – 1st FV55), Steve Roode (51:15), Amanda Duncan (53:41), Mike Spragg (54:39), Lorraine Bunn (56:15) and Vivien Tolley (1:01:07).
The Twixmas 10k is in its second year and is a multi terrain flat and fast out and back race with the start at AFC Porchester, near Portsmouth, the day after Boxing Day. The course skirted Porchester Harbour and Cams Lake along the Fareham Creek Trail, passing Cams Hall Golf Course and Cams Mill before a right hand turn up the drive leading to the impressive Cams Hall. This was the turn around point and then runners re-traced the course back to the field at AFC Porchester and the finish. All runners were rewarded with a bespoke festive medal and a Twix chocolate bar.
I finished in a time of 49:44.
by Paul Newman
Just over the border into Gloucestershire there is a small friendly running club The Newent Runners. Once a year they host their Newent 9 road race, This year the race was a sell out with 300 runners taking part. Starting at 11.00am from Newent Community School. The 9k route winds up through the town then into quiet lanes up towards Mayhill. It runs past the Bird of Prey Centre and up to the highest point at 3km before the decent back down and into the town. A very scenic run with great views, it culminated with a beautiful, newly designed, bespoke medal and gift for all finishers
Ian Walwyn successfuly defended his male vet 60 age category and Julie Caseley won the FV50 age category. Nic Daucey was first Malvern Jogger to finish in a time of 42:51 followed by Ian Walwyn (45:01), Julie Caseley (48:04), Alison Priest (48:31) and Andrew Brown (48:56).
Jet setters Steve Roode and Megz Judge swapped the sunshine of the south of France last week for the Skegness 10k this week Megz said “Skegness 10k, I did 42.27 second lady and Roodie did 50.15 mins. Very windy and freezing cold but both happy with times”
Mike Bolton was heading down Herbert’s Hole, Chiltern Harriers 10K In challenging weather, he attacked the uphill start. he said “Got up there surprising easily and quickly, once I got my breath back was able to ride the undulations we some level of enjoyment. Herbert’s Hole is well worth a visit, more enjoyable than I expected finishing in 52:22 74th out of 275 ”
The Broadway Half Marathon offered runners the opportunity to challenge themselves and each other amid the stunning scenery of the northern Cotswolds. Starting and finishing in scenic Broadway village, the route followed trails and roads among picturesque villages, woodlands, and, most importantly, hills. The majority of the course was trail or unpaved track. Lynda Broaway Mike Anstey did this one and were joined by Emma Scott who was competing for the Malvern Joggers for the 1st time she was christened “Queen of the down hill” after a stirling performance Mike Anstey 2h 34 Emma Scott 2h 38 Lynda Broadway 2h 40
Matt Lancett was racing the Malvern View 10k a undulating run finishing 8th in 42 minutes
Jon Bryan was back for round 3 of the Winter Warrior Series at the beautiful Forestry Commission site in the Wyre Forest, near Bewdley, Worcestershire.A 10.6km off-road running route took runners from the visitor centre at Callow Hill, and follow fire road tracks and woodland, before heading back to finish back at the visitor centre. Finishing in 57:20
This is an annual friendly 10k race organised by Bournville Harriers. The start/finish and Race HQ were on Rowheath Playing Fields. It is a 2 lap course around the streets, park paths and trails of Bournville in Birmingham. All proceeds from voluntary donations will be split evenly between St. Mary’s Hospice and Cannon Hill parkrun.
The prize giving was comprehensive and efficient. Julie Caseley was 1st FV55 and Ian Walwyn was 1st MV60, both receiving silver salvers.
Malvern Joggers were led home by Paul Webb in a time of 47:49 followed by Emily Priest (48:35), Ian Walwyn (49:45), Steve Roode (50:06), Julie Caseley (51:03) and Alison Priest (51:34).