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Taking a break from running to a particular pace, time or distance, the idea was to create a social run that anyone can take part in an enjoy.  This involved meeting at the Britannia Cafe, Mousehold, Norwich where we would take our first group picture with the Kett’s Oak Moon gazing hare before beginning our three hour run to all the other 50 City Trail Hares.  In typically club fashion, the temptation for a group photo was never passed up, along with many more selfies.

The first week saw 9 Jags join me for this run on the 22nd July, with the success of first run increasing the numbers to 20 for the 29th July and plenty of demand to warrant a third run on the 12th August with 40 Jags doing the GoGo run in total, with a few coming back and running this twice because they enjoyed the 10 miles that much!

For some, it was a distance that they didn’t think was possible for them and redefined their capabilities, while the atmosphere and great group dynamics on display throughout means this will be an experience that all will struggle to forget, even for those who witnessed the mass of orange running through Norwich time and again.
We also made the EDP with double page pull out see photos below.
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This popular race was renamed to commemorate the end of World War 1, with a trumpet solo playing The Last Post and a minute’s silence prior to the race in honour of the many brave soldiers who lost their lives.

After the unusually warm summer weather it was a relief, for the 32 Jags competing, that this Sunday morning was a little cooler. The course was 2 laps around the town centre, with a tricky hare-pin bend in the market place, both well-supported and well marshalled, promising a fast, flat PB course.

And we were not disappointed.  Emma Blake continued to impress with a new age group record and first diamond standard,  coming 2nd in her age group, Ken Bowman was also 2nd in his age group achieving platinum standard and Dee Neal, who has been doing so well this year, achieved 3rd in her age group.

Hatty Swain, Julie Jardine and Samatha Beales were amongst the 7 Jags achieving pbs, while Rachel Kirkham and Nick Richards completed their first 5k race. There were also diamond standards for Mel Porter and Nick Eley and at last a first diamond as a Jag for Keith Brighty!

New member Doug Barber managed to drop his keys at the start of the race, and had to avoid being trampled to retrieve them, but still managed to gain a gold standard and pb! He also very kindly brought along lemon drizzle cake for us all to enjoy at the end of the race. There was also a childrens’ race with some great running from Junior Jags Georgie and Rosie.

As  for the finishers medal, I think it is probably one of the best I have ever received, a fitting tribute to those brave soldiers 100 years ago.

Ruth Gainsford

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Neil Button18.52GOLD
Melvyn Porter19.19DIAMOND
Graham Johnson19.41GOLD
Dean Blake19.43GOLD
Emma Blake19.43YES & New Age group Record &2nd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Shane Bidle19.56SILVER
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp20.20GOLD
Tom Johnson20.28SILVER
Ken Bowman20.322nd In Age GroupPLATINUM
Keith Brighty20.32DIAMOND
Stephen Neal20.33YESGOLD
Elly Young21.04GOLD
Douglas Barber21.08YESGOLD
Nick Richards21.30FTSILVER
Nicholas Eley21.36DIAMOND
Paul Emery21.45GOLD
Vicky Tovell22.07GOLD
Joanne Cottrell23.15SILVER
Graham Fryer23.41SILVER
Hattie Swain23.51YESBRONZE
Ruth Gainsford24.00YESGOLD
Julian Jardine24.19BRONZE
Lucy Anderson24.52BRONZE
Adele bushell24.53SILVER
Dee Neal25.053rd In Age GroupGOLD
Emma Jordan25.08SILVER
Claire Owen25.31BRONZE
Samantha Beales26.14YES
Annette Yeomanson31.54
Racheal Kirkham32.33FT
Vee Clements33.09
Julie Jardine33.47YES


Friday 10th August saw Angela, I and another three Jags – Rod, Jackie, & Nicola – head to the inaugural Wortwell 5 Mile Summer Sizzler organised by the Bungay Black Dogs. After a short 5 minute walk from the Race HQ at the Community Centre, the race got underway just outside the centre of the village on a quiet country lane. The first mile is flat and picturesque, running almost parallel with the River Waveney until the route crosses a bridge over the river and in the small village of Mendham. Once through the village the course becomes a little more challenging where we found several small hills and left and right turns, until we reached the small village of Mendham. Once through the village the course becomes a little more challenging where we found several small hills and left and right turns, until we reached the most difficult part of the course, the aptly named ‘Target Hill’, a very steep gradient with a bend half way up, lasting a good 200-300metres. Upon reaching the top we were rewarded with a well placed water station and a flat road, giving great views of the valley. As we all know ‘what goes up, must come down’ and as we headed towards mile three, the route takes in a long sweeping down hill section towards Homersfield Lake, where you can really recapture any time lost climbing up the hill. Heading towards the last mile we crossed the River Waveney again near the Black Swan Pub, and were lucky to be cheered on by a small group of customers. After avoiding the temptation to join them we were into the last mile, back to the centre of Wortwell, where the road is flat – ideal after the undulating previous couple of miles. After re-entering the grounds of the Community Centre, heading around it and diagonally across the playing field behind, we found the finish and a lovely, colourful well earned medal awaiting our arrival. In addition to the medal for her efforts, Angela achieved Bronze standard, whilst also chopping a massive 1m 20secs off her PB too, on a tough course! A really enjoyable event which will hopefully continue next year. Nicola Lambert-John was first Jag home and second in age Group, Rod Bye was next and gained 3rd in age group, then Jackie Bye who got 2nd in age group so plenty of trophies to take home too.


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Nicola Lambert-John34.21New Age Group Record & 2nd in Age GOLD
Rod Bye36.013rd in Age GroupGOLD
Jackie Bye41.502nd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Angela Bell42.24YESBRONZE
Clive Cartner42.26


Giant’s Head Marathon 2018 

How could you honestly not want to do a race when the medal not only features the Cern Abbas Giant but his ‘appendage’ spins round? Scott Shrubsall and I made the trip to Dorset to find out if the race could live up to the bling! 

 Beautiful scenery, never ending hills, free beer and shots in the (in)famous White Star Running Lovestation at mile 20, race instructions which stated that no changing facilities were available so random nudity was acceptable and a race director who may take your car for a spin around the car park but only if it’s cool enough all featured in this race of 26.2(ish) miles through the Dorset countryside. 

It was incredibly hot, neither of us had trained properly due to a combination of injury and illness plus, coming from Norfolk, even looking at the course profile was enough to make your legs ache. 

As well as being the slowest race I have ever done, this was, however, one of the best most enjoyable and fun races we have ever taken part in, there was a fabulous camaraderie between the runners with lots of people in fancy dress and a number offering themed snacks to all and sundry, I was offered more jelly willies than is really sensible! 

Yes they ran out of hot food but there was plenty of cake and beer to go around after the finish and we finished off with a delicious pub meal and a pint (or two) of Dorest Knob bitter. 

Things we learned 

1.Train properly for any marathon and get some decent hot weather acclimatisation in if you can 

2.Most places are a fair bit hillier than Norfolk but Dorset especially so 

3.If you are running with me and need to drag me, almost bodily, through the last 10 miles of a race, I may still try to outsprint you when I see the finish line and the red mist decends (Sorry Scott, I don’t know what came over me….. but I was first over the line) 

4.Buffs/Muffs, race T-shirts and medals all look much better with a willy on, especially if it spins around 

5.Yes we are still rather infantile and big kids at heart. 

6.People who play Jimmy Shand at full volume in your campsite after 10pm are the worst. Paul T ..



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HATTIE SWAIN 155TH00;51;54
KAREN EVANS156TH00;52;00
PAUL GERBER202ND00;55;01
TIM EVANS234TH00;57;19
FIONA O'HARA282ND1;01;53
LAURA HICK330TH1;11;02


Beannachtai o Bhaile Atha Cliath (greetings from Dublin). Once again we were on our Jag travels and this time we chose the Rock and Roll 10km in Dublin. The race started from the DIT college in Grangegorman Campus And was mostly down hill and flat until the hill at the finish at the Irish Museum of Modern Art at
Kilmainham. This 10km was run alongside the half marathon which seemed to go through the city whilst we were on the outskirts joining in with the half marathon at the last mile. Apparently the route was changed as the Pope is visiting in a couple of weeks ?? We both jeffed the course and there were many people around us doing the same. Great to see so people around us doing the same. Great to see so many people enjoying Run Walk Repeat. Only downside.. non alcoholic beer at the end !! Where’s the Guinness?


Annette Yeomanson1.09.55
Vee Clements1.11.30


A small select band of Jaguars assembled in orange at the Ormiston Academy School for this year’s Great Yarmouth Half Marathon, part of the GP series.The course (which doesn’t really take in Great Yarmouth) runs over an undulating (for East Anglia) route to the South and West of its base. Included is a scenic section through Somerleyton Hall Park. Weather for the day was a little overcast and dry but by the standards of this year, cool.In the race, our Jaguars experienced mixed fortunes around a tough course. Dee Neal dipped under 2 hrs for the first time for a well-deserved PB. Emma Blake stormed to her PB, first female and club records, all for her age group. Thomas Lincoln-Kemp secured an excellent PB and club Gold standard. Despite Ken Bowman’s usual understated modesty, he made yet another first in age group. Around these stars-of-the-day, the rest of us at least made it the finish. Everybody picked up a free can of beer, T shirt and medal.

This event is well organised, has an excellent base and the marshals are friendly, encouraging and efficient in action. Overall an excellent mornings sport for all.


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Neil Button1.33.30GOLD
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp1.36.47FTGOLD
Emma Blake1.37.08YES New Age Group Record
1st In Age Group
Ken Bowman1.39.22New Age Group Record & 1st In 70+ Age GroupPLATINUM
Stephen Neal1.39.47SILVER
Melvyn Porter1.40.17SILVER
Dee Neal1.59.49YESGOLD
Adele Bushell2.01.19SILVER


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Andy Mulligan18.04GOLD
Jamie Bell19.41
Keith Brighty20.55GOLD
Douglas Barber21.09YESGOLD
Andrew Jarvis22.04BRONZE
Robert Dye23.09FTBRONZE
Graham Fryer23.09BRONZE
Maisie Harper25.07
Julian Jardine25.25
Finlay harper25.27
Tracey Melville26.12FTBRONZE
Rosie Murray29.32
Annette Yeomanson29.52
Paul Gerber 29.52
Rachael Kirkham33.27FT
Julie Jardine35.10


RUN NORWICH 10K 05/08/2018


Run Norwich 2018

I never ever want to take part in Run Norwich, it’s in August and it’s far too hot to run.

When I returned from my holiday in the depth of winter, entries had just opened and it seemed like every single Jag had signed up. So, with the fear of missing out pulling at my shirt tails, I relented and booked up. Couldn’t believe my eyes, this 10km road race that I didn’t want to do was a £25 entry fee. WHAT?! However, it is organised by the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation who “help over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people across Norfolk”. Fair play. Booked.

The day arrived and as had been the trend this summer, the temperature was extraordinarily hot. On a personal level, I had a thumping three-day old headache and very little energy – certainly no motivation to run 10km when every footstep hurt my head. I put on my orange vest and waited for my dear fellow Jags to transport me in to Norwich.

The event ‘village’ was set up in Chapelfield Gardens and seemed perfectly well organised with plenty of blue loo’s and free bag drop. There was a sea of orange attire from fellow members in the location and we all posed for the obligatory team photo. Time to move down to the start line.

On entering the race, you are asked to submit your predicted finish time and given a race number of a certain colour according to your time. Runners are then held in ‘pens’ until that particular area is set free. The race numbers have time chips in them so your actual start time is logged as soon you step on the timing mat.

It is worth noting that there are a serious number of participants in this event so due care and consideration is required, but at no point did I really feel hemmed in or held back by the volume. The staggered start in pace order is a great way of getting around this.

This is a closed-road event with distance markers every kilometre. There is a water station located approximately half way at the football club, and another water station further on within the grounds of the Cathedral. At the start of the ascent at Rose Lane there was a very welcome DJ with some awesome tunes playing to bring about a smile and a quick-step to the red-faced runners, and this is passed a second time when we come back down Prince of Wales Road.

Upon finishing you cross the timing mat again and your run time is recorded. Runners are encouraged to keep moving forwards to collect a very shiny medal and goodie bag, and then back through to Chapelfield Gardens which helps to keep down the congestion of so many runners.

My personal observations of this event are as follows:

The £25 entry fee was worth every penny.

The event was very well organised and the closed-road running in ‘our’ city was absolutely fabulous.

The support from spectators (both fellow Jags and strangers) was incredible and non-stop throughout the entire course.

Norwich does have a few ‘inclines and declines’, but no more than we already know about!

The kilometre markers were very welcome and made the run seem very short in bite-sized pieces.

The paracetamol for my headache started working just before I went over the start-line!

It was good to carry a small water bottle for little sips throughout.

Wear sunscreen.

I will absolutely and most definitely run this event again next year, without doubt.

The medal was so heavy, I took it off!

A free beer was available at the end, plus more water.

This was my slowest ever 10km but by far my favourite.

Running in the blazing heat is my new friend!

See you all at this event in 2019!!

Rachael Cole


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Jack Stuttle39.12YESGOLD
Andy Mulligan39.16GOLD
Radly Fenn40.44SILVER
Neil Button41.07GOLD
Jason Corner42.55FTSILVER
Lee Emmett43.35YESSILVER
Nicholas Hudson44.56BRONZE
Elly Young45.14GOLD
Julian Smith47.14SILVER
Howard Harper45.45SILVER
Rebecca westmoreland50.49FTBRONZE
Stephanie Hall51.56FTBRONZE
Nouha Tate52.15BRONZE
Nicola Lambert-John52.39BRONZE
Katie Fenn52.40BRONZE
Owen Barber52.55
Lucy Walker53.40DIAMOND
Darren Matthewson53.40
Roland Talbot54.13
Graham fryer54.32
David Platten55.12
Peter Kean-Cockburn55.41
Karen Evans55.56BRONZE
Julian Jardine56.49
Clive Cartner56.52
Angela Bell56.53YESBRONZE
Karl Dodgson56.54FT
Sonya Turner57.40BRONZE
Hattie Swain57.40
Paul Gerber57.40
Tamara Mills58.03
Tracey Melville58.17BRONZE
Samantha Beales58.32YES
Tim Evans59.00
Tom Johnson59.27
Lynn Lambert1.00.51FTBRONZE
Graham Johnson 1.02.18 FT
Sue Emmett1.03.13
Carrie Catchpole1.06.25
Barbara Button1.06.40
Marion Bensley1.07.11
Carolyn Gerber1.07.17
Stephen Norris1.08.58
Olivia Newstead1.12.11
Sarah Lanchbury1.13.57
Melanie Young1.14.03FT
Hayley Smith1.16.30
Angela Hudson1.16.44
Caren Maidment1.17.23
Donna Monk1.20.48
Penny Murray1.22.22
Racheal Kirkham1.23.14FT
Jenny Norris1.25.45
Julie Jardine1.25.45
Stuart Kenrick1.35.02FT
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