Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series – Race 1 – Wednesday 27 April 2016
13 Jags turned out for the first race in the series and the previous days’ cold winds very kindly eased off just in time! It was a 2 lap, very flat course along the sea front, and this provided us with some great times for everyone. It was well marshalled, with various obstacles on the course to watch out for including lamp posts, benches, ramps and a low ceiling under a bridge for the taller runners!
First Jag home was Tom Johnson (31:54) who achieved a FT silver standard, closely followed by Tony Alborough running his first race for the club (32:36) and Graham Johnson (35:00) with his first Gold. Silver standards also went to Nicola John (FT 36:47), Lucy Anderson (FT 37:24), Stewart Marden (38:01), Ruth Gainsford (FT 42:15), Jackie Gooch (PB 42:40) and Peter Kean-Cockburn (PB 37:23) who narrowly missed out on a gold by 3 seconds – next time Peter! Paul Emery, returning following a nasty dose of man flu, finished with a creditable 40:07, with Paul Gerber hot on his heels at 42:10. Georgina Sutton (42:39),running her first race as a Jaguar, was paced round by Andy Mulligan who did a fantastic job motivating all those around him, thanks Andy!
|Peter Kean Cockburn||37:23||YES||Silver|