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

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

Pamber Forest XC Race

Almost perfect running conditions met the team at the first race of the Southern XC League at Pamber Forest today; dry and not too warm with a bit of give in the ground.
The organisers had added a 400m loop at the start of the race to help avoid the normal bottleneck crowds as we run down the hill onto the long straight into the forest, it certainly seemd to have the desired effect with much smoother transition from the heath.
The Ladies team was led home by Emma Brewin in 22nd place – worth getting out of your bed for Emma? 2nd lady back was newcomer Vicky Landi in 91st place, 3rd lady home and final scorer for the team was another newcomer Alison Howarth in 101st place – well done Vicky and Alison, storming performance for your inaugaral race. The other finishers in the ladies team were Karen Clark 114, Gissele Leishman 124 (brilliant considering how full of cold you were), Rebecca Peatman 145 – well done Doc, newcomer Tina Brown 148, Nicky Jones 155, Lorraine Morgan 170, Debbie Winn 171, Alsion Smith 173 and Joanna Guy 176 – another newcomer to the team.
The Ladies team scored 214 points and came in 17th position.
The Men were led home by newcomer Oliver Robertson in 106th place, 2nd saw the welcome return of Joe Addyman in 110th, 3rd was Barry Griffin in 122nd – Barry is making really good progress in his race fitness after an injury layoff, 4th back Derek Powles in 131st and 5th scorer for the team was Neil Dyer in 134th. The other finishers for the team were Ian Jones (Captain) 152, Dave Williams 153, John Hunt 202, newcomer Simon Evans 207, John Shepherd 224 and Brian Rees 227.
The Men’s team scored 603 points and came in position 17th.
The overall combined position was 17th out of 25 clubs.
Well done to everyone who ran today with a very big welcome to all the new Joggers who joined the team today.
The next race is organised by us on the 12th November at QE Country Park, please contact the Race Director Pip Wright to offer your help and support. Please consider volunteering, all the tasks are very easy to do and we’d be really very grateful for all your help.
Ian Jones
XC Team Captain

Unattended Bags at Lakeside

Lakeside management have asked us to remind you that personal bags MUST NOT be left unattended while you are out running with the club.
In the current security climate any unattended bags will be treated as a suspect package, Lakeside cannot and will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to your property.
Please, please do not put our tenure at Lakeside at risk because of your unattended property.

So You Want to Run Long?

Or alternatively Ultra Running for Dummies.

Aimed at those runners looking to run further than the normal marathon distance this is a relaxed and informative introduction to some dos, don’ts and potential pitfalls of training for and running longer races. Led by Russ Bestley and Bob Maguire – “we have made most of the mistakes in the book, and can perhaps help you avoid them yourselves.”

7pm Wednesday 4th October at Lakeside 1000, contact Ian Jones to book your free place.

 

7pm Wednesday 4th October at Lakeside,