Welcome to the Portsmouth Joggers

logoThe Portsmouth Joggers is a friendly club with about 300 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

Annual General Meeting

The full AGM notice can be found by clicking here.

This will be circulated to all current members – to attend/stand for committee/vote you also need to re-new your membership if applicable.

If you want to view the constitution, then click here.



Bert Shepherd’s Out Of Towners 2016

FootpathSignHere’s the schedule for Bert’s out town runs, alternating between Tuesdays and Thursdays two weeks out of every three. All other Tuesdays and Thursdays not show below Bert’s group will be meeting and running from 1000 Lakeside.

Thur 28th April Emsworth – Beach Rd
Tue 10th May Cowplain – Kings Road Car Park
Thur 19th May Portchester Castle Car Park
Tue 31st May Rowlands Castle – Recreation Ground Car Park
Thur 9th June Purbrook Heath – Pavillion Car Park
Tue 21st June Emsworth – High Street Car Park
Thur 30th June Denmead – Kidmore Lane Car Park
Tue 12th July Southwick – CP behind Golden Lion
Thur 21st July Portsdown Hill – Micks Burger Bar Car Park
Tue 2nd August Rowlands Castle – Hardware shop
Thur 11th August Bedhampton – Bidbury Mead Car Park – Lower Road
Tue 23rd August Emsworth – Palmers Road Car Park
Thur 1st September Lovedean – Bird In Hand Car Park (top left)


Steve and Bill’s Thursday Runs

FootpathSignDuring the summer months when we have a bit more daylight in the evenings Steve and Bill’s group run off road every Thursday. For two out of every three weeks we meet at a variety of locations just outside Portsmouth, for the third week we run from 1000 Lakeside but still off road as much as possible. When its dry an old pair of road shoes is fine, but if its been raining then offroad shoes are recommended as it can get a bit slippery and muddy. Here is where we are running from:

Thur 31st March 1000 Lakeside – to Purbrook and Widley
Thur 7th April Hayling Island – top of Hayling Billy line
Thur 14th April Denmead – Kidmore Lane Carpark
Thur 21st April Southwick – layby on Southwick Rd
Thur 28th April 1000 Lakeside – to Pigeon House Lane
Thur 5th May Wallington – Village Hall, by Fareham Saninsburys
Thur 12th May 1000 Lakeside – to Farlington Marshes
Thur 19th May Purbrook Heath – by Tennis Courts
Thur 26th May Hundred Acres – main car park
Thur 2nd June 1000 Lakeside – to Sheepwash Farm
Thur 9th June  Emsworth – end of Beach Rd
Thur 16th June  Chairmakers Pub – nr Denmead
Thur 23rd June  1000 Lakeside – to Skew Rd
Thur 30th June  Southwick – layby on Southwick Rd
Thur 7th July  Portchester Castle
Thur 14th July  1000 Lakeside – to Purbrook Heath
Thur 21st July  Staunton Country Park
Thur 28th July  Emsworth – South St Car Park
Thur 4th August  1000 Lakeside – to Pigeon House Lane
Thur 11th August  Wallington – Village Hall, by Fareham Saninsburys
Thur 18th August   Chairmakers Pub – nr Denmead
Thur 25th August  1000 Lakeside – to Sheepwash Farm
Thur 1st September  Hayling Island – top of Hayling Billy line
Thur 8th September Portsdown Hill – top of hill at Burger Van
Thur 15th September  1000 Lakeside – to Purbrook and Widley

Latest News

Southern XC League.

Next race is February 28th, Start time 11am.
Hosted by Haslemere Border Athletics Club.

Venue: The Royal Senior School and Sixth Form, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HQ.  Please note – NOT the Junior School in Hindhead.

This a new course to the race series and is an undulating 7.8k through the paths and woods of Hindhead Common and Gibbet Hill. It is stony in places so spikes are not suitable but trail shoes are strongly recommended.

The parking is very limited with little scope for street parking, so please make use of the car share from Lakeside. On arrival you will be directed to a parking space by one of the marshals. There is a pitch to the left of the second entrance to set up flags, etc. Refreshments will be available in the hall for £1.50 after the race.

Meon Valley Plod

2016 provisional results now available – see the Meon Valley plod page, or click here.

Club AGM

Date for your diaries – the club AGM will be held on Tuesday 26th April. This includes the annual prize giving, and all present will be able to vote on their choice for Joggers’ Jogger of the Year award.
Full details to follow.


Barry’s Ryde race report and link to results is now on our HRRL page, as well as previous race results and reports.  Next race is Salisbury on 14th March, and Estleigh on 21st March.  Eastleigh sells out every year, so don’t leave it too long!


Rubix Chilly Hilly Cross Country.

Results are now on the race page.


Winter Cross Country

The QECP XC race results can be viewed through this link.
“Speedy” Peter Collins was 4th in the mens race showing that he really has returned to peak fitness after an extended injury layoff, Naouele McHugh was a very respectable 32nd in the ladies race against an overwhelming number of runners from the north Hants clubs. Special mentions to some new faces and some who we haven’t seen for a while; Phil Guest, Dave Williams, Max Smeeth, Patrick Carroll, Del Richards, Jo Kitching, Nicky Cox and Eileen Macdowell.
Well done to every runner, marshal and helper. And last but not least, thank you and well done to our Race Director Pip Wright. When I saw Pip before the race she had that look of blind panic in her eyes and was asking me “what had she forgotten?” She has risen to the challenge and I think you’ll all agree she did exceptionally well.
Ian Jones
PJC mens XC team capt

New Members – January

Welcome to the following new members who joined us in January.

If you want to join, membership forms are here. If you have not been along before, then contact me t secretary@pjc.org, or pop along on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, we have 7 different groups running each evening, so I am sure we can accommodate you.

Michele Webb
Julie Robinson
John Gosling
Liz Bishop
Michelle Cuming
Stuart Moore
Katie Lundbech
James Douglas
Ian Glading
Robert Ford
Gareth Fiford
Simon Jeffery


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!

2015 Plod Results

Plod Medal 2015Meon Valley Plod 2015 Results

Here are the results for the 2015 Meon Valley Plod.

As the competitors know, sadly the course signage was sabotaged and we thank you for your understanding – but we appreciate how frustrating that must have been out on course. The huge support we have had for this disgraceful and bewildering act of malice is much appreciated and testament to the great spirit amongst cross-country runners.

The first 3 runners in the list are accordingly from the misdirected group.

There are many people to thank for all the hard word that goes into the event – Teresa and Phil our race directors, the marshals, car park team, catering crew, cake bakers, Phil’s children sitting out for hours recording the finishers details, Emma’s daughter handing out the medals,Davina’s daughter likewise and helping me with the photos, all the supporters,the Raynet crew, last man on the course George the sweeper……and of course you lot for entering our Race.
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