Another hot day in the park didn’t deter Lisa Symons from running her 6th p.b of the year. Lisa ran 24.19 taking 40 seconds off her previous time. Danny Sweatman on his first outing for the club ran a bronze standard time of 21.11.
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As usual the sun came out for the undulating Humpty Dumpty 10k making conditions quite tough, however this did not prevent 4 Jaguars taking various prizes in their categories. Ellie Bye was first senior female, Colin Robilliard first Male 60-64, Sarah Jay second F45-49 and Beck Durant 3rd F60-64.
|John Jackson||45.38 (1st)||Silver|
|Owen Barber||59.20 (1st)|
This years second race in the series incorporated the county championships and as such brought out a high quality local field including 19 Jaguars. Once again Jags were amongst the prizes with Colin Robilliard taking the county prize in the 60-64 category and also first place in the race overall 60+category. Sarah Jay and Matt Stone were rewarded for their runs with silver medals in their county categories, whilst Becky Durant took the bronze in hers. Heather Hollister in her first 5k for the club took 2nd place in the overall 60+ race category.
There were also some excellent results for the rest of the club with 8 members running p.b’s, most notably Stephanie Cooke who took 4 minutes from her previous best, Charlotte Harmer who ran strongly taking a p.b for the second race running, Andy Mulligan who went under 18 minutes for the first time and Mark Harmer who went under 19 minutes for the first time.
The final race in the series takes place on the 17th July.
|Matt Stone||17.30 (pb)||Diamond|
|Andy Mulligan||17.45 (pb)||Gold|
|Mark Harmer||18.41 (pb)||Gold|
|Colin Robilliard||18.59 (ar)||Platinum|
|Richard Collyer||19.38 (pb)||Gold|
|Stephanie Cooke||24.40 (pb)||Bronze|
|Adele Bushell||25.09 (pb)||Silver|
|Charlotte Harmer||25.15 (pb)||Bronze|
|Heather Hollister||25.53 (1st)||Gold|
|Leanne Baker||26.45 (1st)|
On his first 10k for the club Ian Cleminson picked the hard and predominantly uphill Two Castles Run. The scenic route starts at Warwick Castle and finishes at Kenilworth Castle. Ian ran a silver standard time of 46.34. The previous day at the Norwich Park Run Lisa Symon ran her 6th p.b. of the year with a bronze standard time of 25 mins dead.
A new course for this years series made for interesting running. Starting and finishing on a bumpy field was difficult but was made up for by the pleasant mostly flat road section. Only two Jaguars made the journey south to toe the start line, Richard Collyer narrowly missed out on a pb with a gold standard time of 42.18, whilst Denver Slowther came home in 43.44 (silver standard). The next race in the series is on the 26th June.
Matt Stone was on form again today running a p.b. and taking the club age record for 5k. His time of 17.51 put him 5th overall out of a field of 366 runners. Henry Neal also ran well to record a p.b. time of 29.21. Mini Jag Maggie Mayo took a minute off her previous time to run 30.30 closely followed by Shirley Wilcox who was running her first ever Park Run. We all agreed that the best part was the coffee and cakes in the cafe aftewards.
8 Jaguars took the 700 mile journey north to Durness the most north-westerly settlement in mainland Britain for a week of running on the beautiful hills and beaches of Sutherland.
The Cape Wrath Challenge offers a range of running events throughout the week starting with a 10k road race around the shores of Loch Eriboll on day one, followed by two days of challenging off road runs in the trails around Durness, day four offers a gentle but fun fancy dress beach run, then after a welcome rest day the final day brings the challenge itself. The challenge is a full distance marathon which can be run by a single runner or in teams of two or three as a relay.
With Dave Hutcheon acting as official photographer, documentary maker and support crew for the week the 7 other Jags all competed in the 10k race and were helped by a tail wind for the first half which was gently undulating, but this could do nothing to assist in the second half as the race takes a considerable uphill profile and turned into the wind. Mark Haynes was 3rd overall ina a time of 41.50, followed by Richard Collyer (44.34), Ady Jay (47.08) Sarah Jay (51.24) Dawn Collyer (58.06) Brenda Hutcheon (60.06) Ali Haynes (64.36)
Mark Haynes was the only Jaguar to take on the full challenge, which is billed as the UK’s toughest marathon and with 2600 feet of ascent strong winds and horizontal rain to contend with it certainly felt that way. This was Mark’s first marathon and despite suffering with a knee injury throughout the race he finished with a superb time of 3 hrs 43 mins. Ady and Sarah Jay together with Brenda Hutcheon took on the three person relay event, where two runners complete 11 miles each with the third completing the 26.2 and finished in second place overall in a total time of 3.57.27 narrowly beating Richard and Dawn Collyer who had to recruit an honorary Jaguar (Helen Renshaw of Thornbury RC) for the final leg and finished in 3.59.40.
Full results can be seen on the official Cape Wrath Challenge website the front page of which now displays a picture of Sarah, Richard and Ady painting the landscape orange whilst running the 10 mile round Durness run on day 3.
Website Photos of Races Marathon Scenery
The final race in this years series brought another excellent set of results. Steve Bates took the overall series win in the VM40 category with another sub 30. He was beaten into 3rd place in that category on the day by Matt Stone, who in his first 5 mile race for the club took the club record for the distance. Ellie Bye won the prize for 1st Senior Female on the day with an excellent pb, whilst Ken Bowman gained his 3rd consecutive pb in the series, 2nd place in the VM60 category and club record in his age category. Jackie Bye took 3rd place in the VF45 category at the same time running another pb and taking the club record in her age group.
|Matt Stone||28.57 (1st) (cr)||Diamond|
|Andy Mulligan||29.42 (pb)||Gold|
|Mark Harmer||32.01 (pb)||Silver|
|Ken Bowman||32.30 (pb) (ar)||Platinum|
|Ellie Bye||33.13 (pb)||Gold|
|Richard Collyer||33.35 (pb)||Gold|
|Ian Cleminson||35.14 (pb)||Silver|
|Jackie Bye||37.53 (pb)||Gold|
|Dee Neal||43.09 (pb)||Silver|
Despite having to get up at 3.30 to make the start line Ellie Bye thoroughly enjoyed her first taste of triathlon. The race comprised a 750m swim, 25k bike and 5k run. Ellie’s swim took 16m 56s and her bike 54m 8s. Anybody who has tried to run after doing a hard cycle will know just how difficult it is which makes Ellie’s time for the 5k of 20.59 especially impressive. Her total time for the race was 1.36.04.
The two Jags who ran the Norfolk Half Marathon thoroughly enjoyed the scenic multi-terrain course. Paul Groves, back from a long lay-off, ran 2.04.06 and Claire Owen had a lovely chatty time running with her sister in 2.17.06. The following week in the Norwich Park Run Graham Cox (23.56), Lisa Symon (25.10), Charlotte Harmer (25.44) and Fiona Baldwin (26.04) all ran p.b’s.