GT YARMOUTH 1/2 MARATHON 12.08.18
A small select band of Jaguars assembled in orange at the Ormiston Academy School for this year’s Great Yarmouth Half Marathon, part of the GP series.The course (which doesn’t really take in Great Yarmouth) runs over an undulating (for East Anglia) route to the South and West of its base. Included is a scenic section through Somerleyton Hall Park. Weather for the day was a little overcast and dry but by the standards of this year, cool.In the race, our Jaguars experienced mixed fortunes around a tough course. Dee Neal dipped under 2 hrs for the first time for a well-deserved PB. Emma Blake stormed to her PB, first female and club records, all for her age group. Thomas Lincoln-Kemp secured an excellent PB and club Gold standard. Despite Ken Bowman’s usual understated modesty, he made yet another first in age group. Around these stars-of-the-day, the rest of us at least made it the finish. Everybody picked up a free can of beer, T shirt and medal.
This event is well organised, has an excellent base and the marshals are friendly, encouraging and efficient in action. Overall an excellent mornings sport for all.
|Emma Blake||1.37.08||YES New Age Group Record|
1st In Age Group
|Ken Bowman||1.39.22||New Age Group Record & 1st In 70+ Age Group||PLATINUM|