Welcome to the Portsmouth Joggers

logoThe Portsmouth Joggers is a friendly club with about 400 runners and joggers of all abilities from beginners to ultra marathon runners. One advantage of being a big club is that when running we split into groups of different abilities so whatever your running ability we will be able to find a group for you to run with. Continue reading

HRRL Team Captain Awards

The Hampshire Road Race League team captain Barry Griffin had a difficult decision to make after the hugely successful conclusion to the season; who were going to be the recipients of the Captain’s Awards?

So many Joggers had caught his attention throughout the season that his decision was made even harder by so many individual achievements.

The ladies award went to Isabel Gardner, there are a lot of races through the season and they can be some distance away, but Isabel entered and ran at every one of them.

Adam Barlow consistently finished towards the front of each race and Adam received the men’s award for finishing 5th overall in the league.

Congratulations to both Isabel and Adam and a huge well done to everyone that ran at any HRRL race during the year, you have all helped to make this another successful season for Pompey Joggers.

On another note, so he concentrate on recovering due to ongoing persistent injury, Barry has made the difficult decision to step down as the HRRL team captain and as a consequence we are looking for someone to take on the role. Thank you from all of us Barry, your race reports will be sorely missed as will you and we hope you’re running with us again soon.

If you are interested or just want to find out what is involved, please come and have a chat with any of the committee.

New Running Group for Great South Run

There will be a new group starting on Tuesday 18th July especially for Joggers running the Great South Run this year, this is mainly aimed at those who are looking to finish the race in under 1 hours 50 mins. I’m really sorry if that doesn’t include you but I have to set a SMART training pace for the group.
Let me know if you want in, or just see me on Tuesday.
Here’s the links to the training plan and a pace chart.

Ian Jones

Southern Cross Country League dates announced.

The race diary for the Southern Cross Country League have been announced, this season there are five races;

8 Oct 17 Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC  – Pamber Forest
12 Nov 17 Portsmouth Joggers – QE Country Park
10 Dec 17 Farnham Runners – The Bourne Woods
31 Dec 17 Hart Road Runners – Lord Wandsworth College
21 Jan 18 Stubbington Green Runners – Manor Farm Country Park
It is possible that Haslemere Border AC will host a race in February – Polecat Valley
Please contact the XC team captain, Ian Jones, if you are interested in entering this league.

Endure 24 weekend

This weekend an intrepid group of prestigious club runners took on the ever popular 24 hour endurance race, Endure 24, at Wasing Park near Reading. Portsmouth Joggers also had a crew of runners in attendance 😋

PJC had a total of 9 runners taking on the 24 hour challenge solo as well as a pair taking it on as a team. Our 11 hardy runners amassed an amazing total of 665 miles during the 24 hour period running the 5 mile looped course through sunshine, rain and darkness.

SOLO
Pauline Dorn 10 laps – 50 miles
Del Roberts 11 laps – 55 miles
Hannah Little 11 laps – 55 miles
Jenny Campbell 12 laps – 60 miles
George Lewis 13 laps – 65 miles
Michelle Cuming 13 laps – 65 miles
Andy Little 14 laps – 70 miles
Paul Jeffrey 14 laps – 70 miles
Kirsten Walton 15 laps – 75 miles

TEAM
Jonny Langley & Simon Langley 10 laps each – 50 miles each. 100 miles total

The runners were supported at base camp (and at various places around the course) by a fantastic crew, Tom and Liz Worman, Claire Fleming, Paula Taylor, Stacey Parry and Angela Gaston Langley, not forgetting team mascots Mollydog and Bertie.

It was quite simply a fantastic weekend of fun and running within the PJC family with people pushing their personal limits and putting their endurance and mental fortitude to the test. I am really looking forward to us doing it bigger and better next year and can’t thank everyone involved enough for the support and encouragement day and night. Although we were predominantly running solo we were most definitely a team.

#proudtobepjc #endure24

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C25K – June 27th 2017

The next couch to 5k course starts on Tuesday 27th 2017.

This is a 9 week course, costing £10.00 and will take you through the school summer holidays, so if you’re interested please bear this in mind. Graduation will take place on Saturday 26th August at 1000 Lakeside during the Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun, registration is required at www.parkrun.org.uk (this is free).

Training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday night (19:00) at Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth. PO6 3EN

For more information and your chance to register contact c25k@pjc.org.uk (limited places)

Steve and Bill’s off road runs

As soon as the clocks change Steve and Bill’s group start running off road on Thursday evenings. On the first week of every three we’ll be starting from 1000 Lakeside, on the other two weeks we will be running from locations just outside Portsmouth. On Tuesdays we will still be running from 1000 Lakeside, except for Tuesday 25th April because the AGM is on Thursday of that week.

Here’s the full schedule of where we will be running from: Continue reading

Summer XC Date For 2017

The popular Summer XC is taking place on Wednesday 28th June at QE Country Park, with scenic forest tracks over a distance of approximately 5 miles.

Please find attached link and further details on the PJC Race page.

Training Plans

Tony and Russ have updated their marathon plan, already been popular on facebook, so added here so you can refer to them regularly. Level one for those looking to go under 4 hours, and level two for up to 5.5 hours.  These plans can easily be adapted if you are training for shorter distances – the variation of interval and tempo work combined with longer runs is tried and tested.

Each plan also includes race prediction charts at the end.  These are great if you want to know how your 5K time translates into 10K, or 10 miles, or how fast your 10K should be if you want to run a 4 hour marathon.

Level One plan is here, level two is here.

If you want any advice on the plans, or you cannot work out why your 10 mile time was not as “predicted” given your 5K time, then ask Tony for help!

We have moved – welcome to 1000 Lakeside

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Portsmouth Joggers have now completed their move to 1000 Lakeside.

We would like to thank the Lakeside management / Karen Tyrell for the warm welcome to this fantastic new location.

The club runs will as usual start 7pm Tuesday and Thursday. We will meet in the cafe just to the right of the Lakeside reception desk.

If you wish to contact the club – mail to :  secretary@pjc.org.uk