Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series – Race 2 – Wednesday 11 May 2016
It was a pleasant evening in Great Yarmouth for race two of the 2016 five mile series of which a total of 290 runners were taking part. It was also a Leathes Prior Grand Prix race, just three days after the Dereham ten miler.
As with the first race of the series it was a well organised event with plenty of encouragement from the marshals as well as our fellow Jags Paul Emery, Ruth Gainsford and the Gerbers!
First Jag back was Andy Mulligan with a gold standard time of 29:15 and in 17th position. Next home was Tom Johnson with a PB at 31:00 (silver standard), followed by James Fuller at 34:53 (FT). Silver standards were also achieved by Vicky Tovell, Graham Johnson, Nicola John, Peter Kean-Cockburn and Jackie Gooch. Paul Gerber finished in a respectable time of 41.54, spurring Jackie on to get her PB.
A special mention needs to be mentioned to Vicky who at her first time at 5 miles achieved a new age group record for this distance, smashing the previous record by taking off just under 2 minutes!