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Norwich Parkrun 114

On the 3rd November Matthew Stone and Scott Chadwick ran the Norwich Parkrun and both set new 5k  pb’s with Matt running  18.29 and Scott 19.31. On the 23rd October Eddie Robson ran the Gorleston Park Run which was his first race for the club in 23.04.
Parkrun Website

Mucky Races

Six Jaguars saddled up to take on the jumps of the Mucky Races Cross Country 10 k steeplechase at Blackwater Farm, Great Witchingham. All of them got very muddy crawling over the jumps and jumping through the ditches in the name of having a good time. Andy Mulligan was first Jaguar to finish, coming home in 19th overall whilst Sze-Ming Cheung set a more sedate pace in helping a friend round.

1st Jag       19th place              Andy Mulligan       48.32
2nd            34th place              Mel Porter            51.43
3rd            99th place              Martin Bagnall       58.33
4th            100th place            Sue Alan               58.42
5th            175th place            Heather Hollister   1.10.51
6th            267th place            Sze-Ming  Cheung        1.27.26
Mucky Races Website

Holt 10k

The fast, flat rural course for the Holt 10k especially suited Grant Randall and Jackie Bye who both set new personal bests and despite the cold the other 8 Jaguars all recorded very good times. Steve Bates was the fastest Jaguar with a superb time of 37.37 and 6 runners recorded gold standard times or better. Ken Bowman in finishing with a time of 43.35 took the club 65 – 70 age category record.
Full Results

Steve Bates37.37Diamond
Colin Robilliard39.08Platinum
Wayne Gibbs42.24Silver
Grant Randall42.27 (pb)Gold
Ken Bowman43.35Diamond
Ellie Bye44.15Silver
Rod Bye44.15Gold
Vicky Tovell49.25 (1st)Silver
Jackie Bye49.31 (pb)Gold
Jackie Harrop51.42Gold

Amsterdam Marathon, Great Yarmouth Marathon, Great Yarmouth 10k

A busy weekend for the Jaguars, with Mark Harmer travelling furthest to complete the Amsterdam marathon in and excellent bronze standard 3.37.27.

Other marathon runners were Andrew Mulligan and Becky Durant who ran a one off race to celebrate 25 years of Great Yarmouth Road Runners. Held over 3 laps of a flat seafront course the race became more difficult as it went on as the weather became colder and windier, but both Jaguars ran very well, Andy with a bronze standard 3.22.25 and Becky with a bronze standard 5.35.32.

Held in conjunction with the marathon the annual East Coast Run took in part of the same course in a change from the route used in previous years. This obviously suited most of the Jaguars who took part with some great results. Lawrence Wade was first to cross the line for the club with a gold standard time of 37.45. Not far behind was Matthew Stone who in a time of 38.23 took first place overall in the Male V40 category. Ellie Bye was first lady home, in the process smashing both her personal best and taking 2 minutes from the club 10k record. She also took third prize in the senior female category and together with Christine Cooke and Claire Owen took third place in the ladies team category. Scott Chadwick, Christine Cooke and David Brailey also ran personal bests whilst Sze-Ming Cheung ran the distance for the first time.
Great Yarmouth Results  Amsterdam Results

Lawrence Wade37.45Gold
Matthew Stone38.23Gold
Sze-Ming Cheung40.18 (1st)Bronze
Scott Chadwick41.13 (pb)Silver
Grant Randall43.10Silver
Ellie Bye43.46 (pb) (cr)Silver
David Brailey46.27 (pb)Silver
Christine Cooke51.36 (pb)Gold
Claire Owen54.02Bronze

Race Round Up

On the 29th September at Norwich parkrun Sze-Ming Cheung achieved a new 5k pb of 19.05 (silver standard). The following day he and two other Jaguars, Steve Lawrence and Jeremy Lawrence ran the inaugral Ealing half marathon. Sze-Ming finished in1.27.49(Gold standard), Jeremy 1.42.36 (silver standard) and Steve 1.56.12.

On the 13th October Ben Letzer ran the Norfolk Coastal Ultra, an out and back course of 62 miles (!!) starting and finishing at Kelling Heath. Although billed as flat, the course contained many stretches of sand, shingle and off road trails. Ben finished the race 5th overall, from 71 finishers, in an amazing 9.59.06

On the 14th October David Egerton ran the Marriotts Way 10k in a time of 46.47 (silver) finishing 22nd overall.
Marriott’s Way Results   Norwich Parkrun Results  Ealing Half Marathon (Press Report) Norfolk Ultra Results

The Perkins Great Eastern Run

There were some very good performances by the 6 Jaguars who crossed the border for the Peterborough half marathon, Ben Dennington ran very well in his first half for the club, whilst Sze-Ming Chung narrowly missed out on a personal best by 1 second.  Stewart Marden had another good run achieving a personal best. Performance of the day however should be awarded to Deb Jones who with a gold standard time of 1.42.18 took an amazing 12 1/2 minutes from her previous best! and gave her the age category record.
Full Results

Sze-Ming Chung1.27.33Gold
Ben Dennington1.36.19 (1st)Silver
Stewart Marden1.36.54 (pb)Gold
Deb Jones1.42.18 (pb)Gold
Peter Kean-Cockburn2.07.51
Dee Neal2.08.08Bronze


Shouldham Warren 5k Cross Country

This was the  first cross country of the year and once again the sun was shining on Shouldham. It was good to see Lawrence Wade, Richard and Dawn Collyer and Christine Cooke having a go at this cross country event for the first time,which is all part of good winter training ,and hopefully they will turn out  for the next race in November which is the extra tough hilly 9k.   Lawrence was 6th senior man in 18.07, Richard 8th v40 in 20.50, Dawn 8th senior lady in 25.20 and Christine 8th v45 in 24.37. Other regular runners at Shouldham were Darren Edridge 5th v4o in 19.28, Sarah Jay 6th v45 in 23.59, Dave Hutcheon ,who took a nasty tumble near the start of the race but managed to pick himself up and carry on  was  8th v60 in 26.10 and Brenda Hutcheon 3rd v55 in 27.01. There were two mini jags running in the under 9’s 800 metre race and both ran excellent p.b’s. Maggie Mayo was 6th girl in 3.37 and Alana Edridge 23rd girl in 4.22.  The next race in the series is on November 18th.   Full results

PSUK 10 Mile Road Race

Three Jaguars were eligible to take part in this years PSUK National 10 Mile Championships, and this year it was a home fixture taking place in and around the grounds of Sandringham. In near perfect running conditions the two lap course was completed by the winner in just over 54 minutes, Richard Collyer finished in the slightly more sedate pace of 1.15.32 (silver standard). Emily Hannant finished with an excellent personal best 1.19.05 (silver standard) and in the process was part of the Norfolk senior ladies team that took second place overall and first place in the minor forces category. Dawn Collyer in finishing with a time of 1.28.04  ran extremely well to achieve a personal best for the distance.

Special thanks should also go to the following Jaguars who gave up their free time to assist in the race organisation, Brenda Hutcheon, Dave Hutcheon, Jackie Bye, Ady Jay, Christine Cooke and Jackie Harrop. Your help was invaluable and very much appreciated. Thanks also to the club for the use of some vital equipment.
Full Results

Isle of Axholme Half Marathon

Sze-Ming Cheung took  4 minutes of his personal best time at the Epworth Half Marathon which gave him a gold standard time of 1.27.22.

In Sze’s own words below:-

Situated in the picturesque small market town of Epworth North Lincolnshire, the single lap course is renowned for its flat profile throughout and long straight beside the River trent. Conditions were perfect: 12c, light crosswind breeze and overcast. Supplemented with friendly local support and a lively start/finish area, it made for fab race well worth the long journey with PB potential.
Full results

Round Norfolk Relay

RNR Report by Becky Durant

The weekend of 15th /16th September was a very exciting and busy one for the Jaguars. Whilst three brave members ran up and down hundreds of steps in Lowestoft, 17 others raced round Norfolk, covering exactly 197 miles between them.

It was very hot at 9:30 Saturday morning when, amidst shouts of excitement from fans and supporters, our first runner left Kings Lynn. It was still hot 24 hours and two minutes later when our last runner galloped across the finishing line to be greeted by a host of Golden Cheers from tired but excited Jaguar Supporters.

We did well. We came fourth in the Club Class Category and 11th overall out of 58 Teams. The success of the race was due largely to the diligent preparation of the runners and the precision of the helpers. If there was a prize for the slickest, neatest handovers we would surely have won.

A huge “thank you” to everyone who made this weekend such fun. Only another year before the next RNR.   RNR Website

Stage Results

1. K Lynn – Hunstanton 16.81 miles. Stephen Niblett 2:05:28

2. Hunstanton – Burnham Overy 14.06 miles.Darren Edridge 1:52:05

3. B. Overy – Wells 5.76 miles. Wayne Gibbs 0:40:39

4.Wells – Cley 11.14 miles. Andrew Mulligan 1:17:54

5. Cley – Cromer 10.81 miles. Lawrence Wade 1:16:53

6. Cromer – Mundesley 7.90 miles. Emily Hannant 1:01:13

7. Mundesley – Lessingham 9.24 miles.Jonny Reader 1:05:08

8. Lessingham- Horsey 7.52 miles. Debbie Moore 1:01:15

9. Horsey – Gt Yarmouth 11.30 miles. Mark Haynes 1:17:24

10. Great Yarmouth – Bungay 20.06 miles.Ben Letzer 2:12:18

11. Bungay – Scole 14.60 miles. Colin Robilliard 1:41:20

12. Scole – Thetford 19.67 miles. Mark Harmer 2:30:14

13. Thetford – Feltwell 13.26 miles. Mel Porter 1:36:36

14. Feltwell – Wissington 7.27 miles.Ellie Bye 0:54:33

15. Wissington – D. Mkt 10.59 miles.Debbie Jones 1:23:01

16. D. Mkt – Stowbridge 5.49 miles. Danni Lee 0:44:02

17. Stowbridge – K. Lynn 11.73 miles.Alan Bushell 1:22:11


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