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.

 

Image may contain: Emma Blake, standing, shoes and outdoor

Image may contain: Ken Bowman, standing and outdoor

Image may contain: 3 people, including Dee Neal, people standing, shoes and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, including Thomas Lincoln-Kemp, people smiling, people standing, shoes, shorts and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, including Adele Bushell, people smiling, people standing, shorts and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, including Melvyn Porter, people standing, shorts, shoes and outdoor

Name
Time
PBs
Standard
Neil Button1.33.30GOLD
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp1.36.47FTGOLD
Emma Blake1.37.08YES New Age Group Record
1st In Age Group
GOLD
Ken Bowman1.39.22New Age Group Record & 1st In 70+ Age GroupPLATINUM
Stephen Neal1.39.47SILVER
Melvyn Porter1.40.17SILVER
Dee Neal1.59.49YESGOLD
Adele Bushell2.01.19SILVER