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,

EGM – 19th September 2017

Portsmouth Joggers Club – EGM

19th September 2017 6.15pm at 1000 Lakeside

Motion proposal

An EGM has been called by the committee to make an amendment to the current constitution. As the club is looking to move to an online membership system, we believe the current data protection policy needs clarifying. The following proposal has been put forward and a separate Data Protection Policy written up.

At present the constitution contains a section titled (7. Data Protection Act Policy), there is an earlier reference in section 5 to a “Data Protection Policy”. We should fix this difference in wording. Since there are (low likelihood) circumstances in which we would be asked to show a policy document, having it form part of the constitution could prove difficult. It should be kept as a stand alone document (possibly included as an appendix) with appropriate references inside the constitution.

The committee propose we remove section 7 and replace it with the following text.

  1. Data Protection
  1. The running of the club requires the collection and storage of personal data.
  2. All handling of personal data should be accurate, secure and in accordance with best practise and all applicable regulation.
  3. The committee shall have prepared a Data Protection Policy to guide the handling of personal data, establish best practice and ensure compliance with applicable regulation.
  4. The committee shall seek to appoint a data protection officer to recommend policy and monitor compliance.
  5. It is the responsibility of the Committee to ensure the Data Protection Policy is maintained in order to meet the needs of administering the club and compliance with regulation.
  6. Any substantive changes to the Policy should be presented at the next AGM or EGM to be ratified by majority vote.

Policy document

HRRL Team Captain Awards

The Hampshire Road Race League team captain Barry Griffin had a difficult decision to make after the hugely successful conclusion to the season; who were going to be the recipients of the Captain’s Awards?

So many Joggers had caught his attention throughout the season that his decision was made even harder by so many individual achievements.

The ladies award went to Isabel Gardner, there are a lot of races through the season and they can be some distance away, but Isabel entered and ran at every one of them.

Adam Barlow consistently finished towards the front of each race and Adam received the men’s award for finishing 5th overall in the league.

Congratulations to both Isabel and Adam and a huge well done to everyone that ran at any HRRL race during the year, you have all helped to make this another successful season for Pompey Joggers.

On another note, so he concentrate on recovering due to ongoing persistent injury, Barry has made the difficult decision to step down as the HRRL team captain and as a consequence we are looking for someone to take on the role. Thank you from all of us Barry, your race reports will be sorely missed as will you and we hope you’re running with us again soon.

If you are interested or just want to find out what is involved, please come and have a chat with any of the committee.

New Running Group for Great South Run

There will be a new group starting on Tuesday 18th July especially for Joggers running the Great South Run this year, this is mainly aimed at those who are looking to finish the race in under 1 hours 50 mins. I’m really sorry if that doesn’t include you but I have to set a SMART training pace for the group.
Let me know if you want in, or just see me on Tuesday.
Here’s the links to the training plan and a pace chart.

Ian Jones

Southern Cross Country League dates announced.

The race diary for the Southern Cross Country League have been announced, this season there are five races;

8 Oct 17 Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC  – Pamber Forest
12 Nov 17 Portsmouth Joggers – QE Country Park
10 Dec 17 Farnham Runners – The Bourne Woods
31 Dec 17 Hart Road Runners – Lord Wandsworth College
21 Jan 18 Stubbington Green Runners – Manor Farm Country Park
It is possible that Haslemere Border AC will host a race in February – Polecat Valley
Please contact the XC team captain, Ian Jones, if you are interested in entering this league.

Endure 24 weekend

This weekend an intrepid group of prestigious club runners took on the ever popular 24 hour endurance race, Endure 24, at Wasing Park near Reading. Portsmouth Joggers also had a crew of runners in attendance 😋

PJC had a total of 9 runners taking on the 24 hour challenge solo as well as a pair taking it on as a team. Our 11 hardy runners amassed an amazing total of 665 miles during the 24 hour period running the 5 mile looped course through sunshine, rain and darkness.

Pauline Dorn 10 laps – 50 miles
Del Roberts 11 laps – 55 miles
Hannah Little 11 laps – 55 miles
Jenny Campbell 12 laps – 60 miles
George Lewis 13 laps – 65 miles
Michelle Cuming 13 laps – 65 miles
Andy Little 14 laps – 70 miles
Paul Jeffrey 14 laps – 70 miles
Kirsten Walton 15 laps – 75 miles

Jonny Langley & Simon Langley 10 laps each – 50 miles each. 100 miles total

The runners were supported at base camp (and at various places around the course) by a fantastic crew, Tom and Liz Worman, Claire Fleming, Paula Taylor, Stacey Parry and Angela Gaston Langley, not forgetting team mascots Mollydog and Bertie.

It was quite simply a fantastic weekend of fun and running within the PJC family with people pushing their personal limits and putting their endurance and mental fortitude to the test. I am really looking forward to us doing it bigger and better next year and can’t thank everyone involved enough for the support and encouragement day and night. Although we were predominantly running solo we were most definitely a team.

#proudtobepjc #endure24

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