WORTWELL 5 MILE SIZZLER 1 /08/2018
Friday 10th August saw Angela, I and another three Jags – Rod, Jackie, & Nicola – head to the inaugural Wortwell 5 Mile Summer Sizzler organised by the Bungay Black Dogs. After a short 5 minute walk from the Race HQ at the Community Centre, the race got underway just outside the centre of the village on a quiet country lane. The first mile is flat and picturesque, running almost parallel with the River Waveney until the route crosses a bridge over the river and in the small village of Mendham. Once through the village the course becomes a little more challenging where we found several small hills and left and right turns, until we reached the small village of Mendham. Once through the village the course becomes a little more challenging where we found several small hills and left and right turns, until we reached the most difficult part of the course, the aptly named ‘Target Hill’, a very steep gradient with a bend half way up, lasting a good 200-300metres. Upon reaching the top we were rewarded with a well placed water station and a flat road, giving great views of the valley. As we all know ‘what goes up, must come down’ and as we headed towards mile three, the route takes in a long sweeping down hill section towards Homersfield Lake, where you can really recapture any time lost climbing up the hill. Heading towards the last mile we crossed the River Waveney again near the Black Swan Pub, and were lucky to be cheered on by a small group of customers. After avoiding the temptation to join them we were into the last mile, back to the centre of Wortwell, where the road is flat – ideal after the undulating previous couple of miles. After re-entering the grounds of the Community Centre, heading around it and diagonally across the playing field behind, we found the finish and a lovely, colourful well earned medal awaiting our arrival. In addition to the medal for her efforts, Angela achieved Bronze standard, whilst also chopping a massive 1m 20secs off her PB too, on a tough course! A really enjoyable event which will hopefully continue next year. Nicola Lambert-John was first Jag home and second in age Group, Rod Bye was next and gained 3rd in age group, then Jackie Bye who got 2nd in age group so plenty of trophies to take home too.
|Nicola Lambert-John||34.21||New Age Group Record & 2nd in Age||GOLD|
|Rod Bye||36.01||3rd in Age Group||GOLD|
|Jackie Bye||41.50||2nd In Age Group||DIAMOND|