Category Archives: Members Results

Humpty Dumpty 10K – Freethorpe – Sunday 2 July 2017

The Humpty Dumpty 10k is a special race for Barbara and I, as 12 months ago was our debut race in our orange vests, shortly after joining the Jags. What a year it has been! This year was also the 10th Anniversary of the race, which has become a popular summer fixture.

A bright, warm, but slightly breezy morning was preferable to the soggy conditions in 2016, which saw us getting literally bogged-down in the car park field. The organisers had also recruited marshals to ensure the roads surrounding the village hall were not packed with parked cars, to placate the locals and to avoid a repeat of the issues at the start of the Freethorpe 10 mile race back in January.

The outside registration area was packed with prowling Jaguars (22 in all) and in true club tradition, they all scattered when the club photo was taken on the field.

After a staggered start, the race was underway around the undulating course, which boasts some lovely scenery, particularly on the downhill approach into Reedham. I made the mistake of heading out at 5k pace (one eye on the big event the following week!) and paid the price in the second part of the race, which seemed more uphill than I remembered, with increasing temperatures and a headwind to boot (enough excuses?!).

Unsurprisingly, first Jag home was Tony Alborough with another Diamond standard time of 38:41, which also resulted in a second in age group prize; well done Tony! I clung-on for a Gold standard PB of 41:49 and Scott Shrubsall was next man home with a Bronze 45:02. Worthy of a special mention was Paul Emery with a brilliant Gold standard PB of 45:39.

Nicola Lambert-John was first lady Jag to finish, with a very impressive PB and silver standard time of 43:56, ahead of Bex Pountain, continuing her great run of form with a Silver 46:33. Vikki Harper also achieved a Silver standard with 50:46 as third lady. However, undoubted star of the show was the amazing Rosemary Jackson, whose Diamond standard PB of 53:21 was the latest in a string of epic performances!

A big shout out too for Donna Monk and Penny Murray, running as Jags after their successful completion of the Couch to 10k course: Well done girls!

Neil Button

Anthony Alborough38.41DIAMOND
Neil Button41.49YESGOLD
Nicola Lambert-John43.56YESSILVER
Scott Shrubshall45.02BRONZE
Paul Taylor45.28SILVER
Paul Emery45.39YESGOLD
Rebecca Pountain46.33SILVER
Phil Henry46.34GOLD
Nicolas Eley46.29GOLD
Radley Fenn47.49FT
Ken Bowman47.57GOLD
Owen Barber49.30YESBRONZE
Peter Kean-Cockburn50.42SILVER
Vikki Harper50.46SILVER
John Windham52.06FTSILVER
Martin Bagnall52.07BRONZE
Paul Gerber52.53
Emma Jordan53.13BRONZE
Rosemarie Jackson53.21YESDIAMOND
Ruth Gainford54.42SILVER
Barbara Button57.53BRONZE
Donna Monk1.17.41
Penny Murry1.17.51

Bungay 10k Series – Race 1- Wednesday 7th June 2017

On Wednesday 7th June, Ben and I decided to have a go at the first of three races in the Bungay 10k Summer Series. It was a blustery evening and a sell out event. The course was very flat and picturesque and we both set off a bit too fast. We both finished in silver standard times both knowing we can do better. Make sure you enter online for the next race on 28th June! See you there. Ellie x

Ben Gaskins42.08BRONZE
Ellie Bye43.44SILVER

Mike Groves 10k – Sunday 4th June 2017

The big day…a great achievement for our Couch to 10K, the course finished and the final race to complete.

Fantastic efforts achieved today, well done to all those who worked hard and persevered with the training.  It definitely all paid off today, a terrific turnout.  Well done!!

Rebecca Pountain45.38YESGOLD
Jack Stuttle48.02
Timothy Witting52.48FT
Graham Fryer54.15
Julian Jardine54.20
Karen Evens54.25
Claire Jones56.41
Amanda Haslam57.00FT
Clauda Roe59.27
Simone Holloway1.01.49
Charlotte Jones1.01.58
Joanna Cottrell1.02.37
Rachel Cole1.03.52
Tanya Manners1.04.23
Melissa Baines1.04.36
Catherine Whiting1.05.06
Jenny Sparks1.05.24
Dawn Sykes1.09.12
Debbie Hall1.09.46
Sharn Emery1.10.01
Donna Monk1.10.35
Penny Murray1.14.26
Paul Bloomfield1.15.05FT
Caren Maidment1.15.06
Alison Holloway1.16.28
Julie Jarden1.18.47
Debbie Prickly1.22.02
Beverly Jenkins1.22.02
Amelia Choat1.27.32
George Rodgers1.27.56


Edinburgh Half Marathon – Sunday 28th May 2017

Another Jags road trip, with 11 Jags preparing to run and friends and family tagging along for the cheering!

A huge event, brilliantly organised and taking in glorious sea views along the way.  The weather was very hot and not great conditions for running, everyone completed the half marathon apart from, of course, Ben Letzer who took on the full marathon!!

A great weekend away, thanks to Dee for organising the train trip, not an easy task for so many!!  This was  great event, thoroughly enjoyed by all, especially the beer afterwards!!

Benjamin Letzer3.23.30SILVER
Lucy Anderson1.50.53BRONZE
Owen Barber1.52.16YESBRONZE
Paul Gerber1.56.40
Dee Neal2.25.54
Henry Neal2.25.54
Hilda Mears2.38.7
Clare Hicks2.38.8
Kerri Clark2.50.56
Vanessa Clements3.04.23
Jenny Welsh3.4.24

Wroxham 5K Series – Race 1 – Wednesday 17th May 2017

The first race in the ever popular Wroxham 5k series, 38, yes 38 Jags entered this race.  That must be a record in itself!!

Some amazing times and standards were achieved.  The results table speaks for itself.  Well done all!!

Andy Mulligan18.07GOLD
Anthony Alborough18.07YESDIAMOND
Stuart Bennett18.29FTGOLD
Ben Gaskins18.56YESGOLD
James Lambert19.05SILVER
Mel Porter19.20GOLD
Graham Johnson19.27YESGOLD
Peter Nelson 19.44GOLD
Paul Rogers19.43FTGOLD
Nick Hudson19.42FTSILVER
Phil Henry20.23FTDIAMOND
Nick Eley20.23FTDIAMOND
Nicola Lambert-John22.25PBGOLD
Stephen Pointer20.38SILVER
Jeremy Lawrence20.50GOLD
Shane Bidle20.56FTSILVER
Neil Button21.06SILVER
Nicola Holden21.24PB & Age group recordGOLD
Paul Taylor21.26SILVER
Vicky Tovell21.41YES & Age group recordGOLD
Rebecca Pountain21.38FTGOLD
Emma Blake 21.34YESGOLD
Scott Shrubsall21.45BRONZE
Emma Wilcock22.11SILVER
Stuart Kenrick22.29FTBRONZE
Sonja White23.13YESSILVER
Vikki Harper23.28FTSILVER
Paul Gerber23.53YESBRONZE
Julian Smith23.53FTBRONZE
Jackie Bye24.05GOLD
Paul Emery24.13SILVER
Emma Jordan24.20SILVER
Adele Bushell24.51YESSILVER
Claire Owen24.53YESBRONZE
Sharn Ponsford25.06SILVER
Georgina Blake25.49
Ruth Gainsford25.54SILVER
Tamara Mills26.04FTBRONZE
Jenny Barrett28.21

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series – Race 2 – Wednesday 10th May 2017

15 runners made the trip for the second of three races along the sea front of Great Yarmouth hoping to build on the success of the first run a fortnight ago where 12 members had taken part.
The club can celebrate strong performances, with Anthony Alborough the first Jag home with an impressive time of 30:34 and Nicola Lambert-John was the first female back in 34:23. Mel Porter led the four Jags (Nick Eley, Sharn Ponsford and Barbara Button) who achieved a PB on this occasion.Confidence will be high that the Jaguars can maintain the success of the first two races with a strong attendance and times, with the next round being the Leathes Prior Grand Prix Series being an added incentive.

Anthony Albourgh30.34DIAMOND
Ben Gaskins31.54FTSILVER
James Lambert31.55SILVER
Mel Porter32.04YESGOLD
Rod Bye34.01GOLD
Nick Eley34.12YESGOLD
Nicola Lambert-John34.23SILVER
Shane Bidle35.49BRONZE
Stewart Marden36.35GOLD
Owen Barber38.45BRONZE
Jackie Bye40.19GOLD
Paul Gerber40.23BRONZE
Sharn Ponsford41.32YESSILVER
Claire Owen42.47BRONZE
Barbara Button44.09YesBRONZE

Dereham 10 Miler – Sunday 7 May 2017

13 Jags’ members all turned out for the Dereham 10 miler. The weather was ideal for the race as it was nice and cool, not like last year where we had freak hot weather. The race was a sell out as you would expect as this was the 4th race in the Leathes Prior Grand Prix Series. The results where excellent from the Jags, with great times. So well done to you all you all ran fantastically.

Nick Eley1.12.56GOLD
Emma Blake1.16.17YesGOLD
Neil Button1.19.18SILVER
Roland Talbit1.20.44FTGOLD
Vikki Harper1.24.12FTSILVER
Paul Gerber1.24.56BRONZE
Ivan Westley1.25.19FT
John Windham1.26.24FTGOLD
Ruth Gainford1.30.36SILVER
Claire Owen1.31.23BRONZE
Sharon Jones1.32.55FTBRONZE
Barbara Button 1.36.47YesBRONZE
Dee Neal1.38.13BRONZE

Breckland 10K – Monday 1 May 2017

I have fond memories of this race. I have run it twice before, firstly in 2014 when I broke through 45 minutes for 10k for the first time and again last year when I beat my PB by over a minute.
This time it was my first race in Jags colours, after recently making the switch from the Bungay Black Dogs, and, along with friends Rebecca (Bex) Pountain and Vikki Harper, I was looking forward to breaking in our new club vests.
I knew I would have to go some to beat my current 10k PB (42.31 set at the Marriotts Way 10k in October last year), but was optimistic of a good time on what is a fast and flat course. There is only one hill and as that is in the first kilometre it is good to get it out of the way when you are feeling fresh. I set my Garmin to pace at 4:10 per kilometre and just after 11am we were off.
The race starts in the village of Croxton near Thetford and there is a nice downhill to begin with and then the aforementioned hill out of the village. I was a bit quicker than planned as usual, completing the first kilometre in 4:00, but soon settled into my target race pace and completed the first 5k in just under 21 minutes. By now though I was regretting not having eaten a bigger breakfast and the late morning start meant that I was feeling a bit short of fuel to sustain the same pace for the second half of the race. There is a water station at 6k and I decided to stop and walk to make sure I got a decent drink down me. This is not something I tend to do in a 10k race as I’m always concerned about being able to pick up the same pace, but I was soon up and running again whilst not feeling that great. At this point the course loops back on itself so you get to see other runners heading towards you who are a few minutes behind. I was lifted when I saw and high-fived Bex and then shouted over a word of encouragement to Vikki (smiling broadly as usual 😁), who was not far behind. The next kilometre and a half were the toughest psychologically for me as I struggled to maintain my pace and could feel a PB slipping away. The heat was also a factor and at 8k I chose to stop and walk again to grab one of the wet sponges that were being handed out at this point to cool me down. I decided to take another and squeezed the cold water over my head and then found it hard to get back up to my race pace, a fact borne out by my split time for the 9th kilometre which was up to 4:37 when I checked back later.
The last part of the race is great as a very slight downhill enables you to stride out and, feeling recovered, I picked up again over the last kilometre. As the finish line came into view I could see the clock on 42 minutes something and gritted my teeth for one final push. As I crossed the line I knew I had just missed out on a PB and inevitably thoughts went back to the start of the 9th kilometre when I walked to cool down with a wet sponge. If I had continued running then would I have had enough left in the tank for a PB? Conversely would I have been flagging for the last kilometre if I hadn’t stopped to cool down? Maybe I shouldn’t have gone out so quickly over the first 5k or had a bigger / later breakfast? It was all academic of course and no runner I know ever found it easy to run a PB and there is always another race to have another go.
After having my chip removed I went back up the course to cheer Bex and Vikki to the finish. Bex judged her race perfectly to beat her 10k PB by 3 seconds and as for Vikki, well she totally smashed hers by over 2 minutes! We celebrated afterwards with our families by having a picnic at nearby High Lodge, which included a delicious cake baked by my wife Gail.
Claire Owen also ran for the Jaguars. Sorry we didn’t get to see or speak to you Claire. Will look out for you next time.
Our chip times were as follows:
Phil – 42:41
Bex – 46:29
Vikki – 48:48
Claire – 53:44
One final thing: When I run or race on my own I sometimes have a song going through my head that I cannot shake off. This time is was “You’re in love with a Psycho” by Kasabian that had wormed it’s way into my ear and refused to budge for the duration of the race. I’ve no idea where that came from unless it was on the radio on the way there!

Phil Henry

Phil Henry42.41FTDiamond
Rebecca Pountain46.42FTSilver
Vikki Harper48.48FTSilver
Claire Owen53.44Bronze

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series -Race 1, Wednesday 26 April 2017

12 runners from the club travelled to Great Yarmouth for the first of 3 races in the Great Yarmouth 5 mile series. All were keen to do their best and they all did, with some excellent times and also some PBs.  It was a great turn out from the Jags and well done to everyone that ran. Lets look forward to race 2 and lets get some more great times and PBs!

Anthony Alborough30.30YESDiamond
James Lambert31.39YESSilver
Nicola Lambert-John34.11YESGold
Nic Eley34.34FTGold
Shane Bidle35.47FTBronze
Stewart Marden36.26Gold
Owie Barber39.04Bronze
Paul Gerber39.27YESBronze
Claire Owen42.05YESBronze
Sharn Ponsford42.33FTBronze
Barbara Button44.32YESBronze
Dee Neal45.18Silver

Virgin London Marathon – Sunday 23 April 2017

THE race of the year, and what an amazing experience for our runners, after months of hard training!

Well done to those running this distance for the first time including Jackie Gooch, Emma Mortimer, Kerri Clarke and Alicia Lacey, and to those returning to have another go including Ellie Bye, Jeremy Lawrence and Mel Porter.

Weather was dry and actually got out quite warm which was great for the spectators!!

Jeremy Lawrence3.33.57GOLD
Ellie Bye3.43.56SILVER
Melvin Porter3.42.32SILVER
Roland Talbot4.29.09FTBRONZE
Emma Mortimer4.52.43FT
Jackie Gooch4.59.24FT
Kerri Clarke6.05.47FT


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