On the 29th April the postponed Mad March Hare took place on the Coltishall Jags home turf. This was my first official 10k race as a Jag and I was really looking forward to getting my 1st medal. The children’s race followed by the wheelchair race was a joy to watch whilst I was waiting for the main race to start, it certainly helped to take my mind of the Great British weather. The weather was not kind…the clouds were ominous, the wind was threatening and every so often it felt like the rain was really going to kick in but none of that mattered as thanks to the incredible support from the marshalls and the spectators (who must have been absolutely frozen!) I managed to get round and achieve a personal PB. Running round the flat course, I got to experience first hand just how friendly and encouraging our fellow running clubs are, I ended up running alongside two women from the Bungay Black Dogs who kept me going especially when the going got rough on the runway when we were running straight into a rather nasty head wind. After finishing the race… a visit to the cafe was a must.. it was lovely to see the cafe so busy, the volunteers running it did an amazing job all morning.. A cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake later, I left the race feeling I had really achieved something, hopeful for a slightly better PB as without that head wind, I feel I would have been quicker.. I have only been running for six months and when I first started.. never did I think I would run 10k! Well done to everybody involved.


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Nick Richards46.43FTBRONZE
Chris Johnson49.14FT
Darren Mathewson49.38FTBRONZE
Jillie Cole55.10YESGOLD
Racheal Cole56.07YES
Sarah Lanchbury1.04.17FT
Angela Hudson1.06.37FT
Graham Fryer1.10.05