RINGLAND 1/2 MARATHON 03/03/2019
On Sunday 3rd March almost 50 Jaguars arrived at Roarr Dinosaur Park in Lenwade for the new Norwich Road Runners half marathon race. We were all interested to try out the route and were in some trepidation about the threatened three climbs, which could mean that the course was not conducive to PBs. After a slight delay at the start we were on our way to Ringland along the back lanes, with welcome cheers from the fantastic Jaguars water station team at 3 miles. It was even better seeing them again at 10 miles on the return! People running near me commented on ‘the best water station ever’ – it really lifted the spirits and made folk smile when passing through, so many thanks to them. I think they may be asked back …
The rain set in and made for ideal running conditions in some ways, although the mud and puddles became more evident as we went along. NRRs had manned the marshal points really well and the marshals were firm but friendly – and some of them were handing out jelly babies! The three climbs weren’t too awful (personally I found the last uphill stretch to the finish line the most difficult), and many people were really pleased with their times afterwards; there were several PBs and some placings in age categories, which was excellent.
|Nicola Lambert- John||1.34.47||YES 3rd In Age Group & New Age Group Record||GOLD|
|Elly Young||1.38.01||1st In Age Group, Gold CC Meda l& New age Group Record||DIAMOND|
|Vicky Tovell||1.41.27||YES 3rd In Age Group & Bronze CC medal||GOLD|
|Rosemary Jackson||1.55.01||YES & 1st In Age Group||DIAMOND|