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

PJC PHOTO CHALLENGE – 20th SEPTEMBER 2018

A bit more information about the upcoming photo challenge….

This will be a fun event suitable for all Joggers no matter speed or ability. You will be able to pick your own route/distance (everything from 1 mile to 10 miles plus) so this should fit into everyones training plans. Being speedy does not mean you have an advantage!

It will be teams of 3 or 4 and you will need a camera/camera phone in each team to take a photo at each of the checkpoints. There will also be extra ‘fun’ challenges you can choose to do along the way!

You will need to fill in the attached form and either bring it on the night or you can give it to Pip/Jenny in advance.

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Registration will be open from 6:15 with the event starting at 7. All teams must be back by 8:15 with prize giving at 8:30

Discounted Gym membership at Jetts Portsmouth

The club has negotiated a special discounted gym membership at Jetts Portsmouth

PJC members offer £19.95 per month + Access Card £15
RRP £39.95 per month + Access Card RRP £30
#The offer is redeemable in the gym on presentation of your PJC membership Card. This offer expires at the end of September

If you are quick there is a concurrent offer which is the Access Card for just £5 available up until 31st August!

If you’re not sure if this is right for you why not try a PJC Free 3 Day Pass
If you want to come down to check the gym out see our staffed hours (please see below), an access/locker card will be issued when you join allowing unlimited 24hr access to the club 7 days a week!
On your first visit you will be required to fill in a pre-exercise questionnaire. You will then be free to use the facilities for 3 consecutive days before your trial expires. Please note Sundays will not be included in your trial period as they are unstaffed all day.

Staffed Hours:
Mon: 09:00 – 13.00 / 15:00 – 20:00
Tues: 09:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 20:00
Weds: 09:00 – 13:00 /1 5:00 – 20:00
Thurs: 09:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 20:00
Fri: 09.00 – 14:00
Sat: 09:00 – 13:00
Sun: Unstaffed
Public Holidays: Unstaffed

Complimentary Personal Training Taster
If you would like any support or are considering Personal Training as an option Mark is offering Complimentary Taster Sessions which you can organise by contacting Mark on the following email Mark Gaizley Mark_Gaizley@hotmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you soon

Contact Daniel – General Manager
Jetts Portsmouth
Anchorage Road, PO35SA
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Great South Run Water Station volunteers wanted

Great South Run 21st October: Volunteers needed for Water / Gel Station duty – 10th Hole. A little different this year, we need lots of volunteers for the 10th Hole and Winston Churchill Avenue water stations and new this year a Gel Station. The Gel Station will be approximately 100m prior to the 10th Hole water station.
Everyone will get a packed lunch and freeby jacket.
Please also share this with your running buddies and or other clubs etc. It’s a fun day out and gives an opportunity to give something back into the running community.
Please email: water@pjc.org.uk with your name, email address, jacket size and preference for where you’d like to volunteer.

Summer XC race

27 June 2018

ENTRY FEES
ENTRY OPENS CLOSES PRICE
Affiliated 12-Feb-2018 23-Jun-2018 £10.00
Unaffiliated 12-Feb-2018 23-Jun-2018 £12.00
EVENT HQ ADDRESS:
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Waterlooville
PO8 0QE

USEFUL TIMES
Race start: 19:15:00 
Registration open from: 18:00:00

Notice of AGM

The club’s AGM is booked for Thursday 26th April 2018 at Broad Oak Sports & Social Club, Airport Service Road, Hilsea, PO1 5PB. Due to start at 7:00pm. The club is opposite Hilsea railway station and there is plenty of parking opposite the club. Tea and Coffee will also be provided.

If you have any proposals for the AGM or any Nominations for the committee please send them to Jo Guy at secretary@pjc.org.uk by the 12th April 2018

The proposals will go on the final agenda which will be sent out 7 days before the actual AGM.

Every year club awards are given to members of PJC. There are categories which are decided by the committee but there is also one category nominated and chosen by you, the PJC members. The award is the Joggers Jogger. An award from the membership choosing to recognise another jogger for whatever reason you like, there is no set criteria. So it could be for amazing help and support on a run or since you became a member of PJC for someone that has gone above and beyond for you.  If you wish to nominate someone please send the name of the jogger and the reason for your nomination to Jo Guy at secretary@pjc.org.uk

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or ask a member of the committee.

Many thanks

Jo Guy

Club Secretary.

Ryde 10 mile race report

I’ve never been sure what’s harder, running up hills or running into strong winds. Well this weekend I along with a hoard of PJC team mates were given the chance to find out.

After heading over the water by hovercraft and car ferry, it was soon apparent during the walk to race HQ, that the sunshine and palm trees were only there to lull us into a false sense of security. The cold air was only being made cooler by the strong northerly wind battering us on the promenade.

We were aware that Ryde had arranged a slight course change this year, substituting one hill for another, what we weren’t expecting was an almost entirely different route for the middle 8 miles of this 10 mile race.

The new route was certainly even more challenging than the previously hilly route, with some new off road sections, steep gradient hills, and strong beach side headwinds making this the most difficult race on the HRRL calendar

That said it wasn’t all doom and gloom, despite inevitable grumbles, everybody I spoke to enjoyed the challenge (because flat runs are boring), and some were already looking forward to return again next year!

After the race we all picked up easily the best HRRL bling of the season so far, and the team heading up one final hill for post race refreshments and recovery nutrition at the local watering hole to top off a great PJC day out.

Despite the conditions there were some seriously impressive times and performances. A few race ‘awards’ to pick out some highlights…

Speedster of the day – Jonny Langley – Unbelievably Jonny managed to better his PB set at pancake flat Hayling, and get into the exclusive sub-70 club on this outrageously difficult course. Very impressive and expecting big things in the next few races!

Best effort of the day – Kiernan Easton – not content with 10 hilly miles, Kiernan decided to add on an extra 4 miles to keep his marathon training on track. Ridiculous.

Rookie of the day – Angela Gaston Langley – completing your first ever ten miler on that route is a very admirable effort. They do get easier (and flatter) I promise!

Team mate of the day – Donna Sheppard – sacrificed her own run to pace Angela round. Thats TeamPJC spirit right there.

Well done to all that ran, and thank you for making it such an enjoyable day. Looking forward to the the next race (Eastleigh 10k) already.

Finally, thanks to Brian Rees, Joanna Guy, and Mrs Chris McCauley for the support and photographs. We really appreciate it!

—– Results —–

Mens A Team:
01:03:49 Robert FORD
01:06:19 Richard BAILEY
01:09:05 Jonny LANGLEY (PB)
01:10:00 John GOSLING

Mens B Team:
01:12:34 Peter BIRCH
01:12:40 Simon LANGLEY
01:14:28 Chris MCCAULEY
01:14:34 Neil DYER (Course PB)

Mens C Team:
01:15:04 Daniel ARNOLD
01:15:53 Bob PENTLAND
01:22:24 Robert LANGLEY
01:23:31 David JOHNS

Ladies A Team:
01:19:25 Nicola THOMAS
01:21:41 Samantha BLACKLEDGE
01:37:03 Jane NOCKEMANN

Ladies B Team:
01:38:59 Sarah CLARKE
01:39:55 Natasha ARMSTRONG
01:42:15 Karen CLARK

Additional PJC Finishers:
01:31:22 Kiernan EASTON
01:39:06 Simon EVANS
01:49:16 Annette ABLITT
01:50:35 Isabel GARDNER (Course PB)
01:54:38 Claire JOYCE
01:57:29 Lorraine STEWART
02:02:46 Loraine MORGAN
02:05:16 Donna SHEPPARD
02:05:16 Angela LANGLEY (First 10 Miler)
02:08:38 Debbie PENTLAND

David Johns – Team Captain