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

AGM Notice

The club AGM will take place at the Broad Oak Social Club, Airport Service Road, Hilsea, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 27th April.

Tea and coffee is provided on arrival.

All members are invited to attend, as long as they are members as of 27 April 2017. A list shall be held of all current members – there will be no formal club running on this evening, as we want to enable as many members as possible to attend.

Please submit all nominations for committee members, properly proposed and seconded, and any proposals for business to be discussed to the Secretary not less than 14 days prior to the AGM.

If you are coming by car, then Broad Oak Social Club is about 100 yards past Hilsea railway station, on the right as you approach it. There is plenty of parking available opposite.

As part of the AGM, we will also be presenting the club annual awards, including your votes on Joggers Jogger – nominations are now closed, but the vote is very much open!

Steve and Bill’s off road runs

As soon as the clocks change Steve and Bill’s group start running off road on Thursday evenings. On the first week of every three we’ll be starting from 1000 Lakeside, on the other two weeks we will be running from locations just outside Portsmouth. On Tuesdays we will still be running from 1000 Lakeside, except for Tuesday 25th April because the AGM is on Thursday of that week.

Here’s the full schedule of where we will be running from: Continue reading

Summer XC Date For 2017

The popular Summer XC is taking place on Wednesday 28th June at QE Country Park, with scenic forest tracks over a distance of approximately 5 miles.

Please find attached link and further details on the PJC Race page.

Stansted Slog

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to host the Stansted Slog this year.

However, we are looking for a volunteer to direct the new and improved 12km “Stansted Slug” in 2018.

If you are interested please email the committee at secretary@pjc.org.uk

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

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.

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!