RINGLAND 1/2 MARATHON 03/03/2019

On Sunday 3rd March almost 50 Jaguars arrived at Roarr Dinosaur Park in Lenwade for the new Norwich Road Runners half marathon race. We were all interested to try out the route and were in some trepidation about the threatened three climbs, which could mean that the course was not conducive to PBs.  After a slight delay at the start we were on our way to Ringland along the back lanes, with welcome cheers from the fantastic Jaguars water station team at 3 miles. It was even better seeing them again at 10 miles on the return! People running near me commented on ‘the best water station ever’ – it really lifted the spirits and made folk smile when passing through, so many thanks to them.  I think they may be asked back …

The rain set in and made for ideal running conditions in some ways, although the mud and puddles became more evident as we went along. NRRs had manned the marshal points really well and the marshals were firm but friendly – and some of them were handing out jelly babies! The three climbs weren’t too awful (personally I found the last uphill stretch to the finish line the most difficult), and many people were really pleased with their times afterwards; there were several PBs and some placings in age categories, which was excellent.

Marshals handed out foil blankets to the finishers as there was a bit of a trek back to Race HQ, and these were so welcome. There was also a goody bag (which my grandson will love) and bananas on offer, along with the camouflage-style dinosaur medal.  
 
All in all it was a very positive experience, even if not as scenic as the former Broadland route, and good to see so many Jaguars performing so well. Special congratulations need to go to Hattie Swain, Chloe Bridges and Emily Spragge, for whom this was their first half marathon.  Well done to everyone, and thanks for being such a lovely bunch of people to run with!
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NameTimePBStandard
Daniel Smith1.24.29YESGOLD
Radley Fenn1.28.28YESSILVER
Jack Stuttle1.28.29SILVER
Lee Emmett1.32.18YESGOLD
Melvyn Porter1.34.17GOLD
Nicola Lambert- John1.34.47YES 3rd In Age Group & New Age Group RecordGOLD
Elly Young1.38.011st In Age Group, Gold CC Meda l& New age Group RecordDIAMOND
Graham Johnson1.38.04GOLD
Nick Hudson1.38.32BRONZE
Gary Cheeseman1.39.48FTBRONZE
Vicky Tovell1.41.27YES 3rd In Age Group & Bronze CC medalGOLD
Keith Brighty1.42.52FTGOLD
Luke Townsend1.44.43
Chris Johnson1.45.04FT
Ruth Steele1.46.16FTGOLD
Owen Barber1.50.47BRONZE
Robert Dye1.51.09FTBRONZE
Iwona Litwiniec1.53.21BRONZE
Rosemary Jackson1.55.01YES & 1st In Age GroupDIAMOND
Ruth Gainsford1.55.49YESGOLD
Peter Kean-Cockburn1.57.43GOLD
Stuart Bennett1.58.21FT
Sharon Jones1.58.50SILVER
Karen Evans1.58.55SILVER
Emma Jordan2.01.13BRONZE
Hattie Swain2.01.14
Paul Emery2.01.17
Tim Evans2.02.28YES
Jackie Gooch2.02.56GOLD
Caroline Britton2.04.21YESBRONZE
Paul Gerber2.07.31
Julian Jardine2.08.11
Michael Briggs2.08.35FT
Samantha Beales2.09.02FT
Karen Bradley2.10.31
Marion Bensley2.10.47FT
Rachael Cole2.26.53
Paul Bloomfield2.28.57FT
Jamie Harkin2.36.27
Emily Spragge2.37.47FT
Caren Maidment2.45.18FT
Debbie Hall2.46.46FT

MARRIOTTS WAY HALF MARATHON

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NAMEPOSITIONTIME
JAMES LAMBERT8TH01;35;31
NICOLA LAMBERT-JOHN12TH
2ND IN AGE CATEGORY
01;38;48
ANDREW WICKS26TH01;45;04
NOUHA TATE41ST01;48;38
DEB CISSELL82ND01;59;48
MICHELLE CUTTING83RD01;59;23
WENDY WALLACE129TH02;13;16
SAMANTHA BEALES159TH02;22;34

VALENTINE 10K 17/02/2019

 

38 Jaguars arrived at Easton &Otley College for the Valentines 10k on Sunday 17th February.  After picture perfect conditions 10 came away with personal bests and there was some more bling for the trophy cabinet too.
The race itself was superbly marshaled and managed by the Norfolk Gazelles, who manged to not only get everyone parked and on the start line on time, there wasn’t even a queue for the ladies loo by the time we were ready for the off.
The courses itself is fair to be described as undulating, it even starts on a hill (what from here on in we shall be calling an upwards down bit!)
Heading up (see that word again) and out of the college along some roads to then find yourself out in beautiful countryside when only minutes beforehand you were on the edge of a thriving city is just one of many amazing reasons to run in Norwich.  You wind your way around some more upwards (that word again!) country lane before finally heading up get another hill back towards the college.  Knowing that the end is soon to be in sight normally spurs a sprint in me, however on yet another upwards flat section that seemed to go forever I had nothing left to give.
The end did eventually come and came with a very welcome banana and great medal, for the 10th running of the valentines 10k.
Being a Sportlink Grand Prix series race there was always going to be a lot of interest in this race as well as a lot of club vests, makes the photos look truly epic.  Also means that there is always a lot of good racing going on, once you get in with the people you know are about your pace there is a lot of muttering coming from all directions, lots of fun!
Great run in a great place (even with all of the hills!) with lots of people achieving great things.  Bring on the next one!

 

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NameTimePBsStandard
Andrew Mulligan37.58GOLD
Daniel Smith38.39YESGOLD
Jack Stuttle39.59GOLD
Neil Button39.593rd In age Group & Bronze CC medal.DIAMOND
Radley Fenn40.12YESSILVER
Emma Blake40.51YES 1st in Age group, Gold CC medal, Bronze Team medal, New Ladies Club Record.DIAMOND
Clive Cartner43.22SILVER
Jason Corner43.34SILVER
Elly Young44.201st In Age Group, Gold CC Medal & Bronze Team Medal. New Age Group RecordDIAMOND
Graham Johnson44.21SILVER
Chris Johnson44.40BRONZE
Nicholas Eley 45.22GOLD
Keith Brighty45.26GOLD
Franklyn Plume46.24FTBRONZE
Paul Emery46.25GOLD
Matthew Smith47.48BRONZE
Katie Fenn49.14YESSILVER
Luke Townsend49.25
Dougie Barber49.28SILVER
Vicky Tovell49.32Bronze CC Team MedalSILVER
Ruth Steel50.01GOLD
Owen Barber50.14BRONZE
Ruth Gainsford51.52GOLD
Hattie Swain51.56BRONZE
Rosemary Jackson52.15YESDIAMOND
Sharon Jones53.43YESSILVER
Claire Owen54.55BRONZE
Paul Gerber54.57
Jackie Gooch55.12YESGOLD
Stephanie Hall56.01
Marion Bensley57.39YES
Rachael Cole1.02.26
Violet Vincent1.02.30
Charlotte Harmer1.02.35
Sue Emmett1.03.20
Paul Bloomfield1.05.36YES
Jamie Harkin1.06.31
Rebecca Wicks1.00.05
Angela Bell1.07.35
Caren Maidment1.11.23

HORSFORD CROSS COUNTRY RACE 3 03/02/2019

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CATEGORYNAMEPOSITIONTIME
FEMALE 11 AND UNDEREVA TOWNSHEND6TH00:26:27
FEMALE 15 AND UNDERGEORGINA BLAKE2ND00:30:26
FEMALE 50-54ELLY YOUNG1ST IN AGE CATEGORY00:36:17
MALE SENIORLUKE TOWNSHEND2ND00:43:23
MALE 40-44JASON CORNER1ST IN AGE CATEGORY00:40:34
MALE 45-49ALAN BUSHELL 2ND00:42:03

OLYMPIC PARK 1/2 MARATHON 10/02/2019

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Half Marathon. What can I say. Cold, grey miserable and that was just me. 7 of us hardy jags made it to big smoke for a mornings run. Charlotte Louise, lynn lambert, Laura hicks, Tim and Karen Evans, Sonja white and myself . The biting wind blew as we all said our good lucks to each other and trudged off to our starting pens ready for the off. The horn sounded and away we went. The course wasn’t to bad but surprisingly a few nasty little hills thrown in along the way but not enough to slow us down. Myself and Charlotte made good time, hoping for around 8:20 minute miles just enough to get us pb’s. Only to look at our watches and see we was way under the 8:00 minute mark . That surprised me because around the 11/12 miles Charlotte usually opens her potty mouth and let rips with a torrent off foul language aimed at my  good self, along the lines of I can’t do this, I hate you you fartherless person.Not this time!. With determination we pushed on not letting up and getting ourselves massive Pb’s. Special mention to Laura Hicks doing her 1st half who was overcome with emotion at the end. Well done Laura, you was amazing. Also a big run for Sonja white after along time off through injury getting in well under the 2hr mark. A pb for Lynn lambert on her 3rd half marathon. Tim also running his 1st half, well done and his wife karan who was using it as a training run for the big one in April. This is a traffic free race I would recommend to anyone and a great day out. Well done everyone.

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Name TimePBStandard
Charlotte Reed1.42.40YESSILVER
Julian Smith1.42.45YESSILVER
Sonja White1.53.51SILVER
Karen Evans2.00.09BRONZE
Lynn Lambert2.05.24YESSILVER
Tim Evans2.11.32FT
Laura Hick2.19.13FT

FREETHORPE 10 MILES 27/01/2019

 

The BAM Nuttall Freethorpe Ten is a 10 mile circular road race which takes place every January and comes around ever so quickly!  It is a popular race as a lot of runners use it as part of their training for half and full marathons.  It is also the first race of the year in the grand prix series.  40 Jaguars braved the weather (and more Jags volunteered throughout the course).  Although not as bad as expected (our resident weather expert had predicted 70 mile per hour winds!) it was still pretty hard going – wet under foot and very cold.  It is a pretty course and most Jags managed a smile for the camera (we even got one nipple shot!).  For me all seemed to be going pretty well until I turned the corner at 7 miles and hit what has been described as “hell hill”, which was basically a wind tunnel.  Running uphill against the 20 mph head wind was tough going and I struggled through the next 3 miles cursing like a trooper.  Support from fellow Jags at this stage of the race really helped and a special thanks has to go to Marion who gave me the nudge I needed to get through the last kilometre.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, supported and were ready with their cameras.

 All in all we did pretty well – 2 diamond (with Emma Blake being first in her age group and adding another trophy to her collection), 6 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze standards.  Even with the weather as it was we managed 8 PBs between us.  There were 17 first timers. 

 After the race I said “never again” but watch this space next year!!

 

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NameTimePBsStandard
Daniel Smith1.06.25FTGOLD
Neil Button1.08.15GOLD
Emma Blake1.08.441st In Age GroupDiamond
Howard Harper1.14.43YESSILVER
Nick Richards1.17.16YESSILVER
Dougie Barber1.17.49GOLD
Nouha Tate1.20.58SILVER
Richard Peters1.20.28FT
Ruth Steel1.21.28FTGOLD
Charlotte Reed1.23.33YESBRONZE
Julian Smith1.23.35BRONZE
Robert Dye1.23.44FT
Ruth Pilch1.23.49SILVER
Peter Kean-Cockburn1.23.56SILVER
Keith Brighty1.24.20SILVER
Ruth Gainford1.25.50GOLD
Rebecca Pountain1.26.22BROZE
Vikki Harper1.26.22SILVER
Hattie Swain1.27.48FTBRONZR
Rosemary Jackson1.29.16YESDIAMOND
Graham Fryer1.30.09FT
Stephanie Hall1.30.15FT
Caroline Britton1.30.23FTBRONZE
Elizabeth Arthur1.31.17FTBRONZE
Sharon Jones1.32.02YESSILVER
Karen Evans1.32.24YESSILVER
Helen Ganson1.35.06SILVER
Doreen Neal1.35.18GOLD
Jackie Gooch1.35.38SILVER
Tim Evans1.37.23FT
Marion Bensley1.39.49FT
Dawn Chapman1.39.55YES
Rebecca Wicks1.42.01FT
Sue Emmett1.44.46
Carrie Catchpole1.47.20FT
Jamie Harkin1.49.11YES
Emily Spragge1.58.26FT
Caren Maidment1.59.41FT
Paul Bloomfield1.59.42FT
Hayley smith2.00.39FT

SNETTERTON 5K &10K 20/01/2019

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  5K  
NameTimePBsStandard
Doug Barber20.32YESDIAMOND
Sue Emmett29.04FT
10K
Chris Johnson43.29YESSILVER
Gary Cheeseman43.33
Doug Barber4712GOLD
Sarah Reynolds50.37
Violate Vincent56.27FT
Martin Bishop57.18
Emily Spragge1.08.10YES
Debbie Hall1.23.06
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