Norfolk Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon – Saturday 28th October 2017
5 Jaguars had an early start Getting themselves to Morston Quay for 9am to run Norfolk coastal marathon, following the Coastal path. Although reasonably flat there was a strong westerly wind, relentlessly in your face for most of the Race. The 1/2 Marathon started at Burnham Overy an hour and a half later, with 10 Jags running. By the time I was 2 miles in I had already been overtaken by Ben Letzer running strong in the marathon. Although the wind, making the run difficult, we had no rain and when the Sun was out it got quite warm, my jacket was on and off every few miles. The views were wonderful, I now realise what poets mean by the Norfolk Skies , and when we saw the sea it was raging because of the wind, it looked amazing. The uneven terrain caused both Sonya and Jackie Bye to fall but thankfully they were not injured too badly, mainly just their pride. We had been told the distance was more than a marathon and half marathon, but when we got off the beach we thought we only had 800m to go, we just kept running on and on for another mile. Crossing the strangest finish line as it was inside the church hall where everyone was having their post race cups of tea and cake. Ben Letzer came in 6th in the marathon, and Mel was first Jag home in the half marathon in 7th place. All the Jags enjoyed this race despite the wind.