Sudbury Joggers well placed at Tarpley

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EIGHT Sudbury Joggers made the short trip to Beyton, near Bury St Edmunds, for the return of the Tarpley 10 and 20 mile races on Sunday.

A balmy February day made the picturesque, undulating courses an attractive prospect for all runners.

In the 20 mile race Tom Cresswell was the first Jogger home in an impressive sixth place in a time of 2hrs 9mins 39secs.

He was followed by Andy Buck who had a strong run to finish in 2.16.04 for 13th place. Next was Jem Smith in 27th place with a time of 2.23.58, his first race since the London Marathon last year.

Wayne Mumford completed the complement of Joggers in the 20 mile race in 75th place with a time of 2.44.51, a good run that keeps him on course with his marathon training.

The first Jogger home in the 10 mile race was Paul Preston, returning from injury in a quick time of 1.01.20 for 15th place. Next was an impressive Dominic Turner, who, on his way to his 70th place in 1.16.00, beat his previous best times for five miles, 10 kilometres, and seven miles.

Dee St Ledger was next, continuing her strong marathon training to come in 98th with a time of 1.20.16. Dee was followed in by Ian St Ledger in 121st place at 1.23.30, completing a very satisfying day for the Sudbury Joggers.

n Anyone interested in joining the Sudbury Joggers should visit the website www.sudburyjoggers.org.uk or meet outside the Kingfisher Leisure Centre on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.