RUN NORWICH 10K 21/07/2019

RN19 – race report It was the fifth year of RN19 and its grown again, 7500 spaces up for grabs this year and they sold out fast. On the morning of 21st July the sun was shining on Chapelfield gardens, by 8.45 the gardens were packed full of runners and our gazebo stood out like an orange beacon, giving us a brilliant meeting place amongst the crowds. The gardens were buzzing, some excited, some nervous, with the occasional whiff of deep heat permeating the air. After, as many Jags as possible, had gathered for the group photo. It was time to head off to the start pens, the toilet queues were long, but then that’s to be expected in a race of this size and allowing some time to wait in queue, but sharing some banter with those around you, keeping an eye out for friends in the crowds, soon helped the time pass quickly. I was in blue start and true to Run Norwich organisation, the race was underway on time, moving 6200 runners through a start line cannot be an easy task, but the organisers have ensured the start went smoothly and soon we were underway. Prepared for a very hot run, it was pleasantly cool and breezy at half nine in the morning. After the climb towards Chapelfield gardens, it is mainly flat or downhill as you make your way onto Carrow Road. The first few kilometres sailed by, with lots of support from the crowds and Jag crews along the way. The choir singing ‘I’m still standing’ at Riverside put a smile on my face as did many of the signs and excellent marshals along the way. The first main challenge of the race is Rose lane, yes it is steep, but not too long and once over and around the top, you can enjoy a nice downhill to recover from the climb. By now though, it was getting very warm and a few runners were starting to walk or ease off the pace. A good flat stretch is then had, between Prince of Wales road and around the cathedral. Between kilometres 8 & 9 its tough, you are nearly there, but you turn off away from the direction of the finish, and can see runners the other side of the road, they would be a kilometre ahead of you. They are climbing up through Tombland, and I think, that section is harder than Rose Lane, you are tired, very hot by then, and it is time to dig in and get that last kilometre done, (giving Gaynor’s son a high five at kilometre 9, if you can get near him as he had a queue of people waiting to high five him when I was there!). Turning the corner towards Castle Meadow, was the biggest shout out from the jag support crew, it was perfect and very much needed! Home stretch now, right turn at Debenhams (I apologise to anyone running near me, but I swore loudly, as I had forgotten about that last hill). One final climb and a sprint to the finish if your legs can handle it! What an event, it was well organised – I hear some people were left without a goody bag, but they are being sorted, brilliantly supported and everywhere you looked there was a member of the Coltishall Jags. My first Run Norwich as a Jag and will definitely not be my last

Daniel Smith38.54YESGOLD
Jack Stuttle39.53GOLD
Neil Button40.31GOLD
Lee Emmett42.11YESGOLD
Shane Bidle42.30YESSILVER
Jason Corner45.00SILVER
Franklyn Plume45.11FTBRONZE
Andy Foreman45.17FTSILVER
Nick Eley45.18DIAMOND
Andy Mulligan45.21BRONZE
Howard Harper45.50SILVER
Gary Cheeseman45.57FTBRONZE
Paul Rogers46.02FTSILVER
Andrew Wicks46.24SILVER
Nicholas Hudson46.31BRONZE
Barry Halkyard47.39FTBRONZE
Darren Matthewson48.31YESBRONZE
Ruth Steele48.52GOLD
Richard Peters49.11BRONZE
Luke Townsend50.11
Lucy Walker50.34YESDIAMOND
Iwona Litwiniec50.39YESSILVER
Graham Fryer51.20
Dougie Barber51.35BRONZE
Karl Dodgson52.39YES
Chris Johnson52.41
Caroline Britton52.47YESSILVER
Andrew Jarvis53.10
Karen Evans53.14SILVER
Nigel Stallard-Mulford54.15FT
Peter Keen-Cockburn54.15SILVER
Robert Dye54.55
Sharon Jones55.02SILVER
Megan Swain55.12YES
Sarah Reynolds55.30
Stephanie Hall55.40
Julian Smith55.44
Christine Barnett56.01FTSILVER
Andy Richardson56.02FTSILVER
Dave Buck56.02FT
Hattie Swain56.11
Charlotte Reed56.12
Laura Johnson56.18FT
Graham Johnson56.23
Michael Briggs56.59
Marion Bensley57.02YES
Violet Vincent57.13
Julian Jardine57.55
Karen Bradley58.18
Tamara Mills58.28
Tim Witting59.58FT
Eden Rudling1.00.20
Joanna Cottrell1.00.33
Clare Hicks1.01.13
Wayne Catchpole1.01.20FT
David Platten1.01.30
Carrie Catchpole1.02.06YES
Emma Penfold1.02.37YES
Dave Howes1.03.05FT
Timothy Evans1.03.26
Tom Johnson1.06.10
Rachael Cole1.06.10
Alison Hood1.06.32FT
Olivia Newstead1.07.40
Noel Meek1.09.19FT
Sue Emmett1.09.26
Emily Spragge1.09.26
Alison Read1.12.11
Donna Monk1.12.17YES
Paul Bloomfield1.13.03
Angela Hudson1.13.10
Martin Bishop1.13.11
Barbara Button1.14.18
Debbie Hall1.14.52
Stephen Norris1.15.50
Jamie Harkin1.15.50
Penny Murray1.20.47
Jenny Norris1.22.26
Rachael Kirkham1.22.41YES
Sarah Letzer1.23.33
Rebecca Wicks1.24.55
Julie Jardine1.26.56


Andy Mulligan17.57GOLD
Daniel Smith18.20GOLD
Jack Stuttle18.36GOLD
Neil Button19.20DIAMOND
Darren Tubby19.16SILVER
James Lambert19.19SILVER
Mel Porter19.25GOLD
Lee Emmitt19.43GOLD
Radley Fenn19.49SILVER
Nicola Lambert-John19.59GOLD
Shane Bidle20.04SILVER
Graham Johnson20.25SILVER
Chris Johnson20.26SILVER
Ginny Fellows20.43SILVER
Matthew Rogers20.51
Elly Young22.00DIAMOND
Charlotte Reed22.57BRONZE

WROXHAM 5K RACE 3 03/07/2019

Daniel Smith17.51YESGOLD
Jack Stuttle18.16GOLD
Chris Johnson19.29YESSILVER
Shane Bidle19.37SILVER
Nick Eley19.44YES & 3rd In Age GroupPLATINUM
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp20.06GOLD
Stuart Aldous20.12SILVER
Darren Tubby20.13SILVER
Lee Emmett20.13SILVER
Franklin Plume20.14YESSILVER
Barry Halkyard20.33YESSILVER
Andrew Wicks20.38YES GOLD
Ken Bowman20.421st in Age groupPLATINUM
Elly Young21.182nd In Age Group & 3rd ladies TeamDIAMOND
Keith Brighty21.21GOLD
Vicky Tovell21.31YES & 3rd ladies TeamGOLD
Richard Peters21.50YES SILVER
Phil Henry21.23GOLD
Graham Johnson22.05SILVER
Luke Townsend22.07BRONZE
Sonja White22.11YES & 3rd ladies TeamGOLD
Stuart Kenrick22.19SILVER
Julian Smith22.21SILVER
Robert Dye22.24YESBRONZE
Rebecca Westmoreland22.41FT SILVER
Dougie Barber22.52SILVER
Ruth Steele23.01SILVER
Katie Fenn23.09YESSILVER
Radley Fenn23.09
Peter Kean-Cockburn 23.26GOLD
Megan Swain23.31YESSILVER
Sarah Reynolds23.40FTBRONZE
Vikki Harper23.58
Karen Evans24.29YESGOLD
Hattie Swain24.32BRONZE
Violet Vincent24.41YESBRONZE
Paul Rogers24.44
David Simpson24.48GOLD
Laura Johnson25.03FT
Tamara Mills25.08BRONZE
Andrew Richardson25.10YESGOLD
Sharon Jones25.13SILVER
Marion Bensley25.31YESBRONZE
Jackie Gooch25.34YESGOLD
Julian Jardine26.15
Claire Owen27.13BRONZE
Karen Bradley27.15BRONZE
Charlotte Reed27.40
Laura Hick27.45
Neil Laughton28.05
Carrie Catchole28.15
Tim Debbage28.35FT
Rachael Cole29.35
Sue Emmett30.20
Alison Read30.25YES
Olivia Newstead31.10
Noel Meek31.35FT
Rebcca Wicks31.40
Alison Hood31.40
Emily Spragg31.59YES
Sarah Lanchbury32.18FT
Mark Bradley32.22
Ruth Macpherson32.34
Debbie Hall34.15
Julie Jardine36.37
Jennifer Norris36.37YES

HUMPTY DUMPTY 10K 30/06/2019

I felt nervous as we got to the Race headquarters, This was going to be a record of how far I had come over the year ( the Humpty Dumpty 2018 was my 1st official race let alone 10K!) so I had a mixture of feelings about the race. We got there in plenty of time, had a few hello’s with the congregating Jags and then got in the loo Q and then bag drop and suddenly there were calls for the 1st wave (I was in the last wave so knew I had time). Made my way to the starting penwhile making sure my bib number was secure and that my Jeffing sign on my back was in place, I got to my pen and got near the back. Lots of chatter and good lucks from fellow Jags and other runners and the 1st wave started and we moved forward waiting forour turn. We got to the start had a quick safety briefing and we were off. The crowds were great though the town and as we thinned out a bit I turned on my beeper, 40:20 was the ratio I had decided to Jeff to. When the 1st beep sounded I called out ‘walkbreak’ and checked behind me to make sure no one was directly behind me, there was a large group who hadn’t heard me and I nearly fell over the curb getting out of there way. Then the beep again and I could get into my race rhythm. Lots of cheering and lotsof keep going when I was on a walk Emoji butI kept focused and into the countryside we ran. At about 1st K there was the lovely Mr T sending us up the 1st if small incline with another lovelyJag marshalling at the top sending us on the right road. It was about this time (usually the same distance most races) that the other runnersnear me notice I’m Jeffing and small conversations start as we keep passing each other (this happens towards the end of races as well) I have meet lots of runners this way, it breaks up the race and it adds to the whole experience. Before I knew it the sign for Reedham was in front of me and then it was on into the village with extra water being offered by the marshals and shouts of encouragement from the public, I then turned onto Riverside where there was more Jag supportwhich always encourages me and lifts me up that little bit more. Then it was a left turn onto Mill Rd (the hill) which I decided because of the heat to Power Walk with a capital P as I didn’t want to zap all my energy. It was at that moment I rememberedmy ice towel so wetted it shook it and enjoyed the coolness with a quick wipe over, bliss. Onwards though the roadworks then right up Church Rd (another hill) then the lovely site of 2 Jags on bikes shouting support at the top of the hill, just where we neededit. Then it was the long slog of Halvergate Rd which always seems to have a headwind no matter what the weather!!! It was here I caught up with a fellow Jag running who was feeling the heat so Ice towel again and we set off Jeffing together for the last1.5K ish. It was lovely turning into the last Rd and hearing the crowd then seeing loads of Jags and runners cheering us down the road and then over the finish line. Medal, Water, Banana and Mars bar and a big smile, I knew I had given my all in that heat. The result was HD 2019- 1:09:20, HD 2018- 1:21:31. So 12 mins faster than last year and an improvement in how I ran as well as my recovery. And I Loved it. Emily

Daniel Smith39.54
Neil Button42.22GOLD
Chris Johnson44.18BRONZE
Ellie Gaskins44.292nd In Age GroupSILVER
Keith Brighty49.17SILVER
Robert Dye51.06
Owen Barber52.24
Dougie Barber52.35BRONZE
Ruth Gainsford52.49SILVER
Rosemary Jackson52.502nd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Luke Townsend54.14
Peter Kean-Cockburn54.23SILVER
Karen Evans54.54SILVER
Caroline Britton55.59BRONZE
Sarah Reynolds
Charlotte Reed56.17
Hattie Swain56.17
Julian Smith56.17
Tim Evans59.02
Marion Bensley59.27
Alison Reed1.08.28YES
Emily Spragge1.09.20
Paul Bloomfield1.09.21
Rebecca Wicks1.11.33
Jamie Harkin1.15.10
Jenny Norris1.20.45

WROXHAM 5K RACE 2 12/06/2019

The usual great turnout of Jaguars for this series brought plenty of orange to this event! The heavy rain during the day probably put a few people off but it eased away for the start of the race, and in fact conditions were perfect for running.I have it on good authority that there is more oxygen available in the air when the weather is damp, so there were quite a few PBS on the night and some owners of orange vests going up for awards. It was a shame the junior race had to be cancelled due to thegrass track being slippery. The new car parking arrangements worked well, with a few clubs being allocated the playground at St John’s Primary on the Horning Road. All in all it was a good event with a great atmosphere, and most people seemed to come awaywith a smile on their faces!

Andy Mulligan16.58YESDIAMOND
Daniel Smith27.55YESGOLD
Jack Stuttle18.00GOLD
Neil Button18.44Shared Age Group RecordDIAMOND
Darren Tubby18.52YESGOLD
Lee Emmett18.53YESGOLD
Mel Porter18.55DIAMOND
Graham Johnson19.09DIAMOND
Chris Johnson19.48YESSILVER
Rod Bye19.53DIAMOND
Ben Gaskins20.11SILVER
Julian Smith20.02YESGOLD
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp20.17GOLD
Nicholas Eley20.20YES & Bronze CC MedalDIAMOND
Ken Bowman20.321st In Age Group & Silver CC MedalPLATINUM
Stuart Aldous20.44SILVER
Elly Young20.52YES First In Age Group, Gold CC Medal & New Age Group RecordPLATINUM
Barry Halkyard20.56YESSILVER
Franklyn Plume20.57YESSILVER
Phil Henry21.09GOLD
Charlotte Reed21.21YESGOLD
Stuart Kenrick21.57FTSILVER
Vicky Tovell22.08GOLD
Nouha Tate22.26YESSILVER
Andrew Jarvis22.42BRONZE
Richard Peters2245YESBRONZE
Sonja White22.47SILVER
Ruth Steele22.48FTGOLD
Robert Dye23.27
Luke Townsend23.34
Ruth Gainsford23.48YESGOLD
Keith Brighty23.49
Rosemary Jackson23.41YES 2nd In Age Group & Silver CC MedalDIAMOND
Jackie Bye23.433rd In Age Group, Bronze CC Medal & New Age Group RecordDIAMOND
Dougie Barber24.08
Megan Swain24.17YESBRONZE
Nigel Stallard-Mulford25.00FT
Hattie Swain25.03
Karen Evans25.10YESSILVER
Sharon Jones24.57YESSILVER
David Simpson 25.08GOLD
Tamara Mills25.22SILVER
Julian Jardine25.40
Andrew Richardson26.07FTSILVER
Marion Bensley26.08YESBRONZE
Stephanie Hall26.29
Karen Bradley26.37YESBRONZE
Laura Hick27.01YES
Helen Gainson26.55SILVER
Barbara Button30.37
Alison Read30.35YES
Sue Emmett30.39
Ruth Macpherson31.38
Rebecca Wicks31.56
Mark Bradley32.07
Emily Spragge34.38
Debbie Hall34.38
Jennifer Norris36.43YES
Rachael Cole41.18

gt Yarmouth 5 mile race 3 22/05/2019

GY Race 3 There was a great turnout of 40 Jaguars for the final race in the Great Yarmouth 5 mile series for 2019. Runners again had to contend with a headwind in the home straight but this did not stop twelve Jags achieving PBs including Shane Bidle for three out of three in the series, Nick Eley who achieved first place in his age group and Nicola Lambert-John who claimed second place in her age group with a new age group record. Neil Button and Elly Young also gained second places in their respective age groups with Elly improving her age group record from race 2. Yet again the great support from Jaguars around the course, a well-organised event and good marshalling led to an enjoyable race and overall a great series of races.

Daniel Smith32.21GOLD
Jack Stuttle30.25YESGOLD
James Lambert31.48SILVER
Neil Button31.502nd In Age GroupGOLD
Graham Johnson32.22GOLD
Nicola Lambert-John32.43YES 2nd In Age Group & New Age Group RecordDIAMOND
Shane Bildle32.49YESSILVER
Radley Fenn33.34SILVER
Stephen Neal34.19YESGOLD
Nick Eley34.38YES & First In Age GroupDIAMOND
Elly Young34.462nd In Age Group & New Age Group RecordDIAMOND
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp36.27SILVER
Keith Brighty 36.37GOLD
Phil Henry37.46SILVER
Sonja White38.08YES SILVER
Peter Kean-Cockburn39.34GOLD
Ruth Gainsford40.25YESGOLD
Katie Fenn40.21BRONZE
John Windham40.46SILVER
Doug Barber40.29YESSILVER
Megan Swain41.00TESBRONZE
Karen Evans41.02YESSILVER
Dee Neal42.24DIAMOND
Sharon Jones42.25SILVER
Caroline Britton42.44BRONZE
Stephanie Hall42.51
Andy Mulligan42.50
Tamara Mills42.57BRONZE
Julian Jardine43.11
Jackie Gooch44.24SILVER
Karen BradleyBRONZE
Stephen Norris47.58YES
Lynn Lambert48.08BRONZE
Hattie Swain49.47
Rebecca Wicks52.29
Debbie Hall57.51FT
Rachael Kirkham58.50YES
Jamie Harkin59.47
Jennifer Norris1.01.00
Julie Jardine1.01.02


On Sunday 19 May, I took part in the Great Manchester Run 10km. I entered this race two years ago and wanted to take part again. I was in the orange start and the organisation was fantastic. Prior to the start, I was interviewed by the BBC who asked me various questions as to why I was there and if I was running for a charity etc. As I had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, I mentioned that I had the all clear in the February and I wanted to run for all those fighting this terrible disease. I never thought it would be shown on the television on the highlights that evening. We set off in waves and this race is the largest 10km in Europe and there were over 30,000 runners competing in the half marathon, junior races and 10km race that day. It is a great course, going down Deansgate in the centre of Manchester, Old Trafford (passing the football club), and Bridgewater Way and Chester Road. The entertainment was fantastic and really kept me going and had music zones, bands, choirs, musicians etc. all the way round. Besides the allocated water stops, there were two shower mists which you ran though, which was great!. The supporters were fabulous – cheering me on and shouting my name at every corner and along every road. Although I did not achieve a PB, I did knock nearly 2 minutes off from when I did the race 2 years ago, so I was well pleased. It is a really enjoyable race and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have even entered to compete

Helen Ganson56.49

WROXHAM 5K RACE 1 15/05/2019

Andy Mulligan17.14YES 4th Senior TeamDIAMOND
Daniel Smith17.57FT 4th Senior TeamGOLD
Jack Stuttle18.08 4th Senior TeamGOLD
Lee Emmett19.01YESGOLD
Graham Johnson19.06DIAMOND
Darren Tubby19.14SILVER
Shane Bidle19.27PBSILVER
Chris Johnson19.51FTSILVER
Stuart Aldous20.02FTSILVER
Ben Gaskin20.13SILVER
Julian Smith20.29YESSILVER
Jason Corner20.36YESSILVER
Stephen Neal20.37GOLD
Nick Eley20.38YES & 2nd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Elly Young20.581st In age Group & New Age group RecordPLATINUM
Barry Halkyard21.03FTSILVER
Ginny Fellows21.09FTSILVER
Keith Brighty21.15GOLD
Franklyn Plume21.21FTBRONZE
Phil Henry21.47GOLD
Charlotte Reed21.48YESBRONZE
Scott Shrubshall21.59BRONZE
Stuart Kenrick22.05YESBRONZE
Peter Kean-Cockburn22.46GOLD
Sonja White22.52SILVER
Andrew Jarvis23.00BRONZE
Richard Peters23.36FT
Ruth Gainsford24.02GOLD
Robert Dye24.03
Nigel Stallard-Mulford24.07FT
Megan Swain24.26FTBRONZE
Hattie Swain24.36BRONZE
John Windham24.53SILVER
Julian Jardine24.59BRONZE
David Simpson25.06GOLD
Dee Neal25.14GOLD
Tamara Mills25.16GOLD
Karen Evans25.29YESBRONZE
Sharon Jones25.38YESSILVER
Stephanie Hall25.56
Marion Bensley26.20YESBRONZE
Jackie Gooch26.31GOLD
Dougie Barber26.59
Samantha Beales27.00
Laura Hick27.03PB
Stephen Ganson27.04BRONZE
Karen Bradley27.06FTBRONZE
Helen Ganson27.21YES
Paul Gerber27.25
Carrie Catchpole27.41FT
Lynn Lambert28.20BRONZE
Alison Hood28.34FT
Sue Emmett30.08
Rachael Cole30.10
Rebecca Wicks31.12FT
Ruth Macpherson31.14FT
Emily Spragge32.05YES
Alison Read32.16FT
Jamie Harkin32.33YES
Mark Bradley33.09
Debbie Hall33.32FT
Julie Jardine35.27
Rachael Kirkham36.51
Jennifer Norris36.53YES

DEREHAM 10 MILE 12/05/2019

A good contingent of orange was present at this Sportlink Grand Prix/County Championship event. The weather was beautiful and the venue, Neatherd High School, really ideal (with plenty of ladies’ toilets!). We also had a chance to experience the Total Race Timing numbers issue system – which looks as though it is going to save a lot of hassle for us, too. Well over 500 runners started, and we ploughed along the old A47 for almost three miles before turning off for the loop round Elsing. It was great to see Dee and Steve at the start (and later on), and Paul Emery and Emma Jordan also cycled over to cheer us on. It was so good to see them there and the support was really appreciated. The A47 stretch back to the finish seemed VERY long, but many people were rewarded with PBs, so most were happy. Fortunately it wasn’t as hot as a couple of years ago, but one or two found the end very hard going. It was good to spend some time with Emma Blake, who also had a very good race, and there was a nice atmosphere at the awards presentation. In summary, not my favourite route, and I would prefer an earlier start than 10:30 a.m. for a long race, but it went like clockwork and the organisers were all very friendly and helpful.’

Daniel Smith1.03.16YESGOLD
Jack Stuttle1.05.24YESGOLD
Neil Button1.06.02YES & New Age Group RecordDIAMOND
Graham Johnson1.06.46YES DIAMOND
Melvyn Porter1.09.39GOLD
Elly Young1.13.111st in Age Group, SILVER CC Medal & New Age Group recordDIAMOND
Keith Brighty1.14.38
Ruth Steele1.18.47YESGOLD
Luke Townsend1.20.02FT
Richard Peters1.20.32YES
Peter Kean-Cockburn1.23.40SILVER
Ruth Gainsford1.24.47GOLD
Rosemary Jackson1.26.04YESDIAMOND
Sharon Jones1.29.42YESSILVER
Jackie Gooch1.29.59YESGOLD
Lynn Lambert1.37.26FTBRONZE
Marion Bensley1.38.44YES
Rebecca Wicks1.45.20YES
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