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 09 Oct Basingstoke &MH AC Pamber Forest
Sun 13 Nov Portsmouth Joggers QE Country Park
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.

Great South Run Water Station

Great South Run Water Stations
Listed below all volunteers for 2016 Water Stations. Any problems, please e-mail Ray and Steve Bell at this address: water@pjc.org, or speak to us on a club night.

Great South

10th Hole Water Station

(Please be at water station for 8.45 . If possible bring pen knife)

Ray Ruzewicz Patsie Ruzewicz
Nicky Clifford Gail Clifford
Sally Newman Rosie Crook
Lana Hood Linda Hood
Tina Law Mark Wright
Hope Wright Robert Langley
Simon Langley Angela Langley
Jonny Langley Jane Nockermann
Claire Fleming Liz Worman
Lynda Radford Gary Radford
Jeanette St Ledger Chris Gambs
Lou Cummings Pauline Dorn
Lou Bruce Debbie Winn
Ali Smith Mandy Hungate
Catherine Metcalf Dan Bailey
Bonnie Moore Catherine Taylor
Rob Ingleby Nikki Gregson
Annabelle Gregson  Pam Kirby
Del Roberts Karen Clark

Great South

Winston Churchill Ave Water Station

(Please be at water station for 8.30. If possible bring pen knife)

Steve Bell John Cole
Alex Cole John Panter
James Panter Davina Glading
Ian Glading Verity Glading
Derek Chandler Wendy Chandler
Paul World Diane World
Isabelle Gardner Karen Griffiths
Ronin Griffiths Sean Spillane
Jayne Nicholls Sally Houghton
Simon Dixon Karen Tyrell
Emelia Tyrell Paul Moulton
David Figgins Sandra Hopkins
Ian Hopkins Madelene Hopkins
Russell Tullet Lesley White
Maurice Ware Brooke Bates
Janet Sampson Sandra Hook
Shona Brown Judy Macer
Ginny Robson Alison James
Sophie Ellis

Death of Founder

It is with a sad heart that I have to report the death of our founder member and Life President Orien Young. A former international athlete Orien devoted his post competitive life to coaching and officiating.

Having been on dialysis for a considerable period he subsequently had two kidney transplants, Orien will be remembered for his central role in setting up the Transplant Games. An extraordinary and generous man he will be missed by all those in the running community.

Details of funeral arrangements will be posted when available.

Latest News

SUMMER XC – WEDNESDAY 29th JUNE @ 19:15 – 5 Mile

Update 18/06/16 – Less than 10 places left. Kiernan has indicated this race will probably sell out this weekend so be quick and get your entry in. This is a wonderful course, taking in the trails around Queen Elizabeth Country Park. There will be an opportunity to buy food after the event from RKdia caterers who will have a BBQ set up. Plus, there is a fantastic medal for all finishers.


Places are selling fast so get your entries in. Another popular event organised by PJC run around the lovely grounds of Stansted House and the surrounding area.

40th Year Handicap Race – Tuesday 5th July 2016 @ 19:00 – approx. 5km

The handicap race is being organised by Tony Conway and is open to all fully paid up members of Portsmouth Joggers Club. It would be good to get as many members running as possible so register your interest with Tony including a recent race time (5km, 5mile, 10km, 10mile). Tony will then be able to issue you with a start time.


Something new on the horizon from Portsmouth Joggers – “VIRTUAL RACES” – we are looking at the concept of setting up some virtual races. These events have become very popular amongst the running community and PJC are looking to set up some races. More information to follow when available.

The date for the next C25K course has not been set in stone but we will be looking to start in September. The course will be run over our normal 9 week period and will end with a graduation 5km run on the Lakeside Parkrun course – tba.

The course will be run on our normal training nights, Tuesday & Thursday with extra homework at the weekends.

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!

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