FREETHORPE 10 MILES 27/01/2019

 

The BAM Nuttall Freethorpe Ten is a 10 mile circular road race which takes place every January and comes around ever so quickly!  It is a popular race as a lot of runners use it as part of their training for half and full marathons.  It is also the first race of the year in the grand prix series.  40 Jaguars braved the weather (and more Jags volunteered throughout the course).  Although not as bad as expected (our resident weather expert had predicted 70 mile per hour winds!) it was still pretty hard going – wet under foot and very cold.  It is a pretty course and most Jags managed a smile for the camera (we even got one nipple shot!).  For me all seemed to be going pretty well until I turned the corner at 7 miles and hit what has been described as “hell hill”, which was basically a wind tunnel.  Running uphill against the 20 mph head wind was tough going and I struggled through the next 3 miles cursing like a trooper.  Support from fellow Jags at this stage of the race really helped and a special thanks has to go to Marion who gave me the nudge I needed to get through the last kilometre.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, supported and were ready with their cameras.

 All in all we did pretty well – 2 diamond (with Emma Blake being first in her age group and adding another trophy to her collection), 6 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze standards.  Even with the weather as it was we managed 8 PBs between us.  There were 17 first timers. 

 After the race I said “never again” but watch this space next year!!

 

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Name
Time
PBs
Standard
Daniel Smith1.06.25FTGOLD
Neil Button1.08.15GOLD
Emma Blake1.08.441st In Age GroupDiamond
Howard Harper1.14.43YESSILVER
Nick Richards1.17.16YESSILVER
Dougie Barber1.17.49GOLD
Nouha Tate1.20.58SILVER
Richard Peters1.20.28FT
Ruth Steel1.21.28FTGOLD
Charlotte Reed1.23.33YESBRONZE
Julian Smith1.23.35BRONZE
Robert Dye1.23.44FT
Ruth Pilch1.23.49SILVER
Peter Kean-Cockburn1.23.56SILVER
Keith Brighty1.24.20SILVER
Ruth Gainford1.25.50GOLD
Rebecca Pountain1.26.22BROZE
Vikki Harper1.26.22SILVER
Hattie Swain1.27.48FTBRONZR
Rosemary Jackson1.29.16YESDIAMOND
Graham Fryer1.30.09FT
Stephanie Hall1.30.15FT
Caroline Britton1.30.23FTBRONZE
Elizabeth Arthur1.31.17FTBRONZE
Sharon Jones1.32.02YESSILVER
Karen Evans1.32.24YESSILVER
Helen Ganson1.35.06SILVER
Doreen Neal1.35.18GOLD
Jackie Gooch1.35.38SILVER
Tim Evans1.37.23FT
Marion Bensley1.39.49FT
Dawn Chapman1.39.55YES
Rebecca Wicks1.42.01FT
Sue Emmett1.44.46
Carrie Catchpole1.47.20FT
Jamie Harkin1.49.11YES
Emily Spragge1.58.26FT
Caren Maidment1.59.41FT
Paul Bloomfield1.59.42FT
Hayley smith2.00.39FT