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.

Marshals handed out foil blankets to the finishers as there was a bit of a trek back to Race HQ, and these were so welcome. There was also a goody bag (which my grandson will love) and bananas on offer, along with the camouflage-style dinosaur medal.  
 
All in all it was a very positive experience, even if not as scenic as the former Broadland route, and good to see so many Jaguars performing so well. Special congratulations need to go to Hattie Swain, Chloe Bridges and Emily Spragge, for whom this was their first half marathon.  Well done to everyone, and thanks for being such a lovely bunch of people to run with!
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NameTimePBStandard
Daniel Smith1.24.29YESGOLD
Radley Fenn1.28.28YESSILVER
Jack Stuttle1.28.29SILVER
Lee Emmett1.32.18YESGOLD
Melvyn Porter1.34.17GOLD
Nicola Lambert- John1.34.47YES 3rd In Age Group & New Age Group RecordGOLD
Elly Young1.38.011st In Age Group, Gold CC Meda l& New age Group RecordDIAMOND
Graham Johnson1.38.04GOLD
Nick Hudson1.38.32BRONZE
Gary Cheeseman1.39.48FTBRONZE
Vicky Tovell1.41.27YES 3rd In Age Group & Bronze CC medalGOLD
Keith Brighty1.42.52FTGOLD
Luke Townsend1.44.43
Chris Johnson1.45.04FT
Ruth Steele1.46.16FTGOLD
Owen Barber1.50.47BRONZE
Robert Dye1.51.09FTBRONZE
Iwona Litwiniec1.53.21BRONZE
Rosemary Jackson1.55.01YES & 1st In Age GroupDIAMOND
Ruth Gainsford1.55.49YESGOLD
Peter Kean-Cockburn1.57.43GOLD
Stuart Bennett1.58.21FT
Sharon Jones1.58.50SILVER
Karen Evans1.58.55SILVER
Emma Jordan2.01.13BRONZE
Hattie Swain2.01.14
Paul Emery2.01.17
Tim Evans2.02.28YES
Jackie Gooch2.02.56GOLD
Caroline Britton2.04.21YESBRONZE
Paul Gerber2.07.31
Julian Jardine2.08.11
Michael Briggs2.08.35FT
Samantha Beales2.09.02FT
Karen Bradley2.10.31
Marion Bensley2.10.47FT
Rachael Cole2.26.53
Paul Bloomfield2.28.57FT
Jamie Harkin2.36.27
Emily Spragge2.37.47FT
Caren Maidment2.45.18FT
Debbie Hall2.46.46FT