3 brave members tackled the 409 steps of the notorious Lowestoft Scores Race and had great results coming away with a medley of prizes. Sue Allen won the ladies 50+ and Heather Hollister the ladies 60+. Adele Bushell was running the race for the first time and thought it was fantastic (she must be mad) and together the three won the second ladies team prize. Full Results Prizes
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Jon Reader was the sole Jaguar to enter the Framlingham 10k and his recent training for the Round Norfolk Relay has obviously paid off as he ran one of his fastest times for years with an excellent silver standard time of 42.21.
Some excellent running in recent Parkruns has produced personal 5k best times for 3 Jaguars. On the 25th August Ana Ohde ran the Norwich event in a time of 23.19 (silver standard), and on the 1st of September also in Norwich, Ellie Bye (21.22 – silver) and Orla Cobb (29.17) also completed 5k p.b’s.
Only 3 Jaguars travelled to Oxborough for the Wissey Half Marathon and whilst Sze-Ming Cheung was looking for a time around 1.30 he cannot have been disappointed with his finishing time of 1.31.41 giving him a silver standard in his first run at this distance for the club. Becky Durant turned in her usual excellent display with a gold standard time of 2.12.57 which also gave her a silver county medal. Richard Collyer, convinced the course was all uphill, also ran with a time of 1.47.34.
The hot conditions made for hard going as 10 Jaguars sweated their way round Reepham for this years 10k. First to finish for the club was Scott Chadwick with a bronze standard 44.16, but the performance of the day went to Heather Hollister who with a gold standard 55.00 took first prize in the ladies 60+ category.
|Deb Jones||49.35 (1st)||Silver|
|Lisa Symon||56.28 (1st)|
While the majority of the 300+ park runners were struggling with the heat, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, no p.b’s were expected and yet two Jags surprised themselves by doing just that. Sze-Ming Cheung took almost 30 seconds off his time running 19.29 and Sarah Letzer took 48 seconds off her best time running 27.26.
In event number 101 held on the 4th August, Ben Letzer, who famously once told me that “He wouldn’t get out of bed for anything less than a marathon,” ran his first Parkrun and set an excellent 18.23 pb. On the same day Lawrence Wade was awarded the overall points prize for the 2011 / 2012 season. Lawrence has completed nearly 50 parkruns in total, winning one and consistently finishing near the front on almost every other occasion.
On a lovely evening for running, over half the club turned out for the Worstead 5 mile road race. 51 orange vests were on show in what must be a club record for a single race. On a course which has most of the last mile uphill, ten runners finished with personal best times, most notably Lawrence Wade who finished first Jaguar and Ellie Bye who led the ladies home. Other notable runs came from Ken Bowman who on his 65th birthday ran a Platinum standard time and Deb Jones who in her first race at this distance for the club finished with a very good silver standard time. A further 12 Jaguars ran the distance for the first time. Hopefully the experience of running with so many fellow club members will have them all coming back for more.
|Lawrence Wade||29.21 (pb)||Gold|
|Mel Porter||32.45 (pb)||Gold|
|Ben Dennington||33.27 (pb)||Silver|
|Richard Collyer||33.41 (pb)||Silver|
|Ellie Bye||34.39 (pb)||Silver|
|Deb Jones||36.47 (1st)||Silver|
|William Robinson||36.48 (1st)||Bronze|
|Gavin McKee||37.18 (1st)||Bronze|
|Gavin Lee||38.04 (pb)|
|Jackie Bye||38.48 (pb)||Gold|
|Debbie Moore||39.25 (1st)||Silver|
|Danni Lee||40.45 (Eq pb)||Bronze|
|Sonya Turner||41.44 (1st)||Bronze|
|Christine Cooke||41.45 (pb)||Silver|
|Jill Cole||42.31 (1st)||Gold|
|Heather Holister||42.54 (1st)||Gold|
|Clare Hicks||44.15 (pb)|
|Sarah Letzer||45.49 (1st)|
|Pauline Robinson||52.45 (1st)|
|Annette Yeomanson||54.59 (1st)|
|Vanessa Clements||55.52 (1st)|
|Jenny Welsh||56.29 (1st)|
8 Jaguars travelled to Dereham for the weekends 5k. Lawrence Wade in coming home first for the club ran a new record in 17.35. Christine Cooke also ran a p.b. in 24.24. Emily Hannants run was good enough to earn her second place in her category. Ken Bowman with a time of 20.28 took 3rd place in the Mens 60+.
Full Results Category Results
|Lawrence Wade||17.35 (pb) (cr)||Gold|
|David Walker||18.41 (1st)||Gold|
|Christine Cooke||24.24 (pb)||Gold|
At least the thunder, lightning and heavy rain that was forecast waited until the runners were inside enjoying their well deserved tea and cake and I expect the dash to the cars afterwards was harder than the race. The 14 Jags who turned out all had excellent runs especially Scott Chadwick ,Ellie Bye and Grant Randell. Scott, who has been trying to break the 20 min barrier for some time, finished in 19.44. Ellie knocked 25 seconds off her time running 21.25 and Grant ran a pb in 20.30. Rosemary Jackson ran her first 5k for the club in a silver standard time of 26.55.
|Scott Chadwick||19.44 (pb)||Silver|
|Grant Randell||20.30 (pb)||Gold|
|Ellie Bye||21.25 (pb)||Silver|
|Rosemary Jackson||26.55 (1st)||Silver|