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

Winter Cross Country 2016-17 Season

The following dates have been agreed for the 2016-2017 Southern XC League season:

Sun 11 Dec Farnham Runners The Bourne Woods
Mon 02 Jan Hart Road Runners Lord Wandsworth Col.
22 Jan tbc Stubbington Green R Manor Farm CP
Sun 26 Feb Haslemere Border AC Polecat Valley
Feb tbc Alton Joggers

These races all approximately 5 miles long and are free to enter.

An excellent introduction to cross country racing, please talk to Ian Jones if you’d like more information.

PJC hoodies from Runr

pjc-hoodie-runr2Runr, a Southsea based sports clothing company, are now taking orders for PJC hoodies and zip-up tops.

Go to the Runr website and have a look at what is available. The design (blue and white Portsmouth Joggers logo, green and white Runr logo and Portsmouth Joggers text in white on the back) is priced, with a PJC discount, at £27.95. P&P is extra or Runr can arrange a collection from our training sessions if you want to collect them in person and save a few £££’s.

For ordering, Runr have set up a ‘pre-order window’ of 4 weeks up until Sunday 18th December. This then gives time to order in the stock and get it to the printers before Christmas, with the finished stock then available by Friday 13th January. It’s really important to highlight the date of 13th January for when the product will be available so don’t get your hopes up of receiving it before Xmas.

We hope you take advantage of this collaboration to support a local company and get yourself a very special PJC branded top.

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

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