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?!
|Thomas Lincoln Kemp||42.52||FT||GOLD|
|Emma Blake||45.36||YES & NEW AGE GROUP RECORD||GOLD|