Braving the elements

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Three hardened Sudbury 
Joggers braved the elements to compete in the Peddars Way Ultra run, from Thetford to Holme-next-the-sea.

In freezing conditions Thomas Challener got to grips with the route and finished in an excellent seventh place in 7hrs 56min. Jim Comber and Clive Davey ran together and both finished in a time of nine hours 43 minutes.

Three Joggers competed in the very popular Gt Bentley Half Marathon. Dom Turner was first in for the Joggers in a time of one hour 51 minutes 53 seconds.

He was followed by Lindsey Hobden, who recorded a personal best (PB) time of 2.09.45, and Gin Graig (2.09.46).

n Halstead Road Runner Kate Allen competed in the Peddars Way Ultra. Kate, running her first ultra of the year, finished fourth lady and 23rd overall in 8hrs 56min.

The cross country teams rounded off the season at Hadleigh. Strong performances from the ever-reliable Bradley Doe and Rosie Atkins for the ladies meant Halstead finished third overall in the series.

Stewart Ellis competed in the Freethorpe 10-mile road race in Norfolk, but missed his target of breaking the hour, finishing 38th in 64.59.

Jim Clark was chased all the way by the ever-improving Dan Hollinshead at the Cornard 5k Park Run, Clark finishing fourth in 19.52, Hollinshead sixth in 20.14 (PB).

Danny Hewitt rounded off another dominant Park Run weekend with a 21.30 (PB) at Colchester Castle Park.

Nineteen members turned their attention to the Great Bentley Half-Marathon.

Stuart Prestney ran a fine race to finish 54th, while Dan Hollinshead finished in 1.32.56 to mark an impressive PB. There were also PBs for Juan De Gea, captain Jim Clark, Glynn Stone and Rosie Atkins, while Neil Poulter marked his comeback from recent injury to finish in 1.41.52.

Times. Stuart Prestney 1.24.45, Stewart Ellis 1.26.07, Juan De Gea 1.27.19 PB, Jim Clark 1.31.28 PB, Dan Hollinshead 1.32.56 PB, Glynn Stone 1.34.10 PB, Paul Hinsley 1.38.08, Sam Wolton 1.39.16, Neil Poulter 1.41.52, Kathryn Bronson 1.41.55, Mike Grealey 1.43.03, Andy Carter 1.43.07, Rosie Atkins 1.48.06 PB, Del Harrington 1.54.23, Sam Wilson 1.55.09, Aaron Heard 1.59.46, Carol Atkins 2.06.32, Mick Purkiss 2.14.33, Nia Fortuna 2.19.36.