Author Archives: Clare Hicks

Somerleyton 5K

There was another brilliant turnout of 15 orange vests for the first running of the Somerleyton 5k. The horrendous weather conditions which had been forecast held off until after the race although it was a bit blustery in places.  The actual course was mainly flat ,apart from one  hill in the middle, and finished in the grounds of Somerleyton Hall.  Up front for the Jags a real battle took place with Lawrence Wade coming out the victor in 15th place (18.30), followed by Steve Bates 16th (18.39) (Steve was also 2nd 40+), and Mark Haynes in 18th (18.46).  Colin Robilliard wasn’t far behind finishing in 20th position with a time of 19.12 and was first in his age group. Next in was Darren Edridge (20.13) with Zep Ciarla just a minute behind.  First lady home for the club and winning the first senior lady prize was Emily Hannant in 22.31.  Next in was Dave Hutcheon in 24.47  (2nd 60+), Christine Cooke 25.23 (2nd 50+), Krysia Smith (25.34) and  Brenda Hutcheon 27.19 (2nd 55+).  Rachel Harmes turned out for her first race in quite a while and finished in 28.23.  The biggest mention has to go to three lady Jaguars who were running their first ever race and showed real determination and with big smiles at the end had obviously enjoyed the experience. First of the three was Sarah Letzer who ran an excellent time of 28.17 (you’d better watch out Ben she’ll be beating you soon), Orla Cobb was next in 31.56 and Annette Yeomanson  33.47.  Let’s hope we’ll see you on the start line again soon.
photos       Full Results      Age category results

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile (1st in Series)

I wonder why there were no personal bests at The Yarmouth 5 miler  – I suppose it will be the old excuse about the weather but what’s wrong with gale force winds and heavy rain – it’s character building. On a serious note well done to all 7  Jags that braved the awful conditions. First home for the club was Steve Bates, who came away with the 40+ age prize, followed by Scott Chadwick, Emily Hannant, Ellie Bye, Adele Bushel, Claire Owen, and finally our Chairman Becky Durant who, as from tomorrow, will be in a new age group – Happy Birthday Becky.     Full Results

London Marathon

9 Jags travelled to our Capital City to run the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon and, hopefully, take in all the sites and wonderful atmosphere.  The weather conditions were ideal and the rain, which was forecast,  held off to make the running a pleasure.  Although I doubt they’ll be saying that tomorrow morning when they try to get out of bed.  Jeremy Lawrence was the first Jag home for the club in a p.b. time of 3.41.54.  Rod Bye, Mel Porter, Martin Colley, Debbie Moore, Deb Jones, Felicity Foulds and Emma Blake ran the distance for the first time and at the moment probably thinking  ‘never again’ but I bet they’ll change their minds in a couple of weeks time.  Ben Letzer, after his fantastic marathon last week,  decided to have a well deserved enjoyable run.

Jeremy Lawrence3.41.54 (pb) silverRace splits
Rod Bye3.50.46 (1st)bronzeRace Splits
Mel Porter4.00.14 (1st)Race splits
Ben Letzer4.00.14Race splits
Martin Colley4.19.36 (1st)Race splits
Debbie Moore4.22.43 (1st)bronzeRace splits
Deb Jones4.33.06 (1st)Race splits
Felicity Foulds4.37.57 (1st)Race splits
Emma Blake4.45.52 (1st)Race spilts

Bungay Marathon and Half Marathon

With Ben Letzers recent ultra running efforts a mere marathon must have seemed like a sprint to him and so it proved. Ben finished in 3rd place overall and in the process smashed the club marathon record with an amazing gold standard time of 2.51.33 (6.32 min/mile!!). Adrian Fletcher completed the distance for the first time and despite feeling unwell at the 18 mile mark, showed true grit to complete the distance in a very respectable 4.12.24.

In the half marathon seven Jaguars crossed the finish line with Jon Howe taking the first spot for the club in a gold standard 1.31.49. Krysia Smith ran the distance for the first time, achieving her goal of finishing under 2 hours with a bronze standard 1.59.16.  Dave Egerton ran a silver standard pb in 1.38.46.

Marathon Results     Marathon Prizes

Half Marathon Results

Jon Howe1.31.49Gold
Dave Egerton1.38.46 (pb)Silver
Martin Bagnall1.39.12Silver
Krysia Smith1.59.16 (1st)Bronze
Paul Groves2.12.47
Dee Neal2.12.49
Becky Durant2.12.49Gold

Park Run

Lawrence Wade led from start to finish at this weeks Park Run winning by 30 metres from the second place runner.  Had he been pushed a bit harder the club record might have gone – but there’s always next time.  It was a pleasure to see Mark Haynes on the start line running his first race in over 6 months and his time of 18.45 was 15 seconds quicker than the target he had set himself. Sarah Jay equalled her p.b  and set a new 45-49 age record  in a gold standard time of 22.52.

Easter Bunny 10k

Congratulations to Ellie Bye who travelled to Yeovil for the Easter Bunny 10k, and took the ladies club record for that distance with a silver standard time of 46.21, around 3 minutes better than her previous best at that distance. (Must have been the chocolate)

Trowse 10k

Twelve Jaguars earned their chocolate on Easter Sunday by taking on one of the harder Norfolk races and on a course not widely regarded as one for fast runs 4 managed to achieve personal best times. Pride of place goes to Lawrence Wade who came 12th in 37.28, but David Egerton, David Brailey  and Katherine Garwood also brushed aside the two tough climbs to record their best ever times at this distance.
Full Results

Lawrence Wade37.28 (pb)Gold
Rod Bye42.45Gold
Richard Collyer43.26Silver
David Egerton43.33 (pb)Silver
David Brailey46.48 (pb)Bronze
Jackie Bye50.40Gold
Jackie Harrop51.22 (1st)Gold
Rebecca Widdows52.07 (1st)Bronze
Claire Owen55.49
Adele Bushell57.28Bronze
Becky Durant58.05Gold
Katherine Garwood60.14 (pb)

Fritton Lake Cross Country Half Marathon

With apologies for the late report, on the 18th March 5 brave Jaguars took on the mud in the first running of the Friton Lake Cross Country half marathon. Pride of place goes to Mel Porter who cam 10th over all with a time of 1.32.30, also taking first prize in his age category. Sue Allen (1.53.07) and Heather Hollister (1.59.18) also both ran exceptionally well both taking first place in their respective age categories. in drizzly conditions  which made running slippery and muddy Martin Bagnall (1.42.30) and Christine Cooke (2.03.13) also got their trainers dirty coming in with times that most people would be proud of for a road race.
Full Results

Good Friday 10k

On an excellent day for running 4 Jaguars travelled to Ditchingham for the Bungay Black Dog 10k. Steve Bates was first home for the club in an outstanding diamond standard time of 37.12. Next to finish was Peter Cobb who, in his first race for several years ran exceptionally well to finish 2nd in his age group with a time of 44.31 (also diamond standard). Dawn and Richard Collyer came in together with Dawn coming close to a personal best in a bronze standard time of 52.31.
Full Results Prizes

Park Run

Lawrence Wade ran another 5k p.b. at The Norwich Park Run taking a further 10 seconds off his previous time in 17.51.  The Club Record could be in danger of being broken this year as there are a few in the club getting very close to Mark Haynes time of 17.42.

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