Wymondham NYD 10k – Monday 1st January 2018

The New Years’ Day 10k was always going to be a tough race, especially for those who had stayed up to see the New Year in, and even more so for those who had had a few drinks to celebrate!

We all squeezed into a very narrow start over a bridge on the edge of the town and, for most runners,  the sheer volume of numbers meant it was hard to get into your stride from the gun. After an initial pleasant downhill there was then a long, tough uphill stretch towards Morley.  The course then flattened out and formed a  complete loop before heading back along the same country lane back into Wymondham, with a final testing uphill to the finish line.

A great turnout of 16 Jags entered this race, with Jason Corner and Thomas Lincoln-Kemp both making their Jags road race debuts. There was a fair smattering of gold standards, with Emma Blake achieving a fantastic new age group record, and PBs for the ever-improving Claire Owen, Karen Evans and Rachael Cole. Husband and wife Rod and Jackie Bye both did brilliantly, coming 2nd in their respective age groups and winning cash prizes. Neil Button had the dubious honour of being congratulated by a Road Runner after the race for his impressive ‘dry-heave’ at the finish line! “Maximum effort”, Neil told me, but I wonder just how may drinks he had had the night before?!

Ruth Gainsford

Name
Time
PB
Standard
Andy Mulligan38.24GOLD
Neil Button40.28GOLD
Thomas Lincoln Kemp42.52FTGOLD
Jason Corner43.46FTSILVER
Rod Bye44.00GOLD
Emma Blake45.36YES & NEW AGE GROUP RECORDGOLD
Shane Bidle45.36
Scott Chadwick49.38
Claire Owen52.01YESBRONZE
Jackie Bye53.13GOLD
Julian Jardine53.28
Ruth Gainsford55.47SILVER
Karen Evans54.04YESBRONZE
Angela Bell58.43FT
Clive Cartner58.45
Racheal Cole1.00.31YES