Norwich Park Run

Scott Chadwick was in a determined mood this morning setting off at a good pace which paid off in a p.b. He took 30 seconds off his time and just missed breaking 20 mins by two seconds. Not to be outdone partner Claire Owen also ran a p.b. in 25 .14. Obviously the winter training is paying off.

Norwich Park Run 3rd & 10th March

Another week on from the Wymondham 20 and still records are being broken.  This time by Steve Bates, who goes into hibernation over the winter, and now in the 40 -44 age group broke the age group record running 17.55 in a diamond standard time. Other p.b’s on the day went to Lawrence Wade (18.00 – gold), Dave Egerton (20.38 – gold), Ellie Bye (21.59 – silver) and David Brailey (22.01 – bronze).  The previous week Sarah Jay regained her club age record from Debbie Moore running 23.10.(silver standard).

Wymondham 20 miles

There were  some excellent times achieved in the Wymondham 20 which goes to show that marathon training is going well. Ben Letzer was the star of the show running a club record in an outstanding time of 2.09.51. If he keeps this up all the club records will be broken this year. Andrew Mulligan, Mel Porter, and Jon Howe ran p.b’s with Mark Harmer, Scott Chadwick, Rod Bye, Denver Slowther, Jackie Bye, Debbie Moore, Emma Blake and Becky Durant running the distance for the first time. A special mention should go to our Chairlady who, up until the race, had only run 10 miles in training so perhaps, on that form, she should enter a marathon next year!!  Colin Robilliard was in the prizes once again winning 2nd in his age group (what’s happened to 1st Colin). Ben, Andrew and Mark were 2nd in the senior men’s team category.
Full Results

Ben Letzer2.09.51 (pb) (cr)gold
Andrew Mulligan2.16.01 (pb)gold
Mel Porter2.22.56 (pb)gold
Jon Howe2.26.19gold
Colin Robilliard2.29.26diamond
Mark Harmer2.33.51 (1st)silver
Scott Chadwick2.35.58 (1st)bronze
Denver Slowther2.38.20 (1st)bronze
Jackie Bye3.02.51 (1st)gold
Debbie Moore3.10.11 (1st)bronze
Emma Blake3.22.14 (1st)
Becky Durant3.51.00 (1st)bronze

Various Events

On the 19th February Deb Jones took part in the Brighton Half Marathon, and although due to an error in the course measurement it turned out to be slightly longer she still completed the course in a bronze standard 1:54:59. Website

On the 22nd February Richard and Dawn Collyer travelled to Guildford, Surrey and the picturesque grounds of Losely Hall for the PSUK Cross Country championships. On the challenging course Dawn completed the 4.5 mile 2 lap womens race in a time of  44.17, whilst Richard finished the 6.5 mile  mens race well down the field with a time of 56.37.

On the 25th February Ben Letzer took part in the Winter Poppyline Challenge. Not exactly a race but more of a long distance challenge, it is organised by the Long Distance Walkers association, who despite their name do allow runners to take part. The 52.7 mile route started and finished at Cromer taking in the lanes and fields of North Norfolk. Ben completed the double marathon distance in an amazing time of 8 hours 52 minutes. Website

On the 25th February in the Norwich parkrun Richard Collyer ran a silver standard time of 20:34, taking a whole second from his previous best. Website

Valentines 10k 2012

Despite the f-f-f-freezing conditions at the start, 14 Jaguars put their thermals on and took to the rural roads of Swanton Abbot for the Valentines 10k. Lawrence Wade and Heather Hollister both gave excellent performances taking first prize in their respective categories, whilst Denver Slowther and Krysia Smith both achieved personal bests, which is some achievement on this testing course. As well as Lawrence, 3 other Jaguars raced the distance for the first time as club members.
Full Results and Prizes

Lawrence Wade38.25 (1st)Gold
Denver Slowther39.41 (pb)Gold
Chris Goodson42.18 (1st)Silver
Richard Collyer43.34Silver
Dean Blake45.32Bronze
Krysia Smith50.20 (pb)Silver
Verity Holmes52.27 (1st)Bronze
Andrew Mulligan52.29
Sonya Turner52.32 (1st)Bronze
Heather Hollister52.33Diamond
Dave Simpson53.18Bronze
Christine Cooke53.26Silver
Dawn Collyer54.30
Becky Durant57.41Silver

Reedham 10

Yet another fantastic set of results with Ken Bowman and Melanie Burch both taking second place prizes in their various categories, but 5 personal bests and another strong turnout are further evidence of how strong our club has become. Special mention must go to Ben Letzer, who, on one of the coldest days of the year not only raced a fantastic ten mile time but ran all the way to Reedham from his home before the race (mad or superhuman? you decide!)
Full Results Prize List

Andrew Mulligan1.05.33Gold
Wayne Gibbs1.06.07 (1st)Gold
Ben Letzer1.07.29 (1st)Silver
Denver Slowther1.07.31 (pb)Silver
Ken Bowman1.10.13Diamond
Chris Goodson1.11.56 (1st)Silver
Martin Bagnall1.14.18Silver
Stewart Marden1.14.51 (pb)Silver
Melanie Burch1.17.12 (pb)Silver
Christine Cooke1.29.08 (=pb)Silver
Emma Blake1.29.18 (1st)Bronze
Becky Durant1.35.21 (pb)Silver


Parkruns continue to be both an excellent way of speed training and also a regular source of 5k personal bests as two more of our members have recently proved. On the 7th January Scott Chadwick took part in the Gorleston parkrun and achieved a silver standard pb of 20.31, whilst on the 14th January in the Norwich run Rebecca Widdows managed a bronze standard pb of 24.18.

New Years Day 10k

Whilst most of us could be forgiven for staying in bed and groaning, 11 committed Jaguars joined over 400 other runners for the first Norfolk race of the year at Wymondham. Steve Niblett was our first member to finish with gold standard 39.39, whilst Ken Bowman with a diamond standard 41.57 took first prize in his category. Fortunately the late 11.30 start gave Ellie Bye a couple of extra hours to shake off her sore head and she turned in a fine performance with a pb of 48.58.

 Clearly the winter training has been going well as none of the others who ran gave any less than a silver standard performance. Therefore there are no excuses for the rest of us. These 11 have set the benchmark for the rest to follow. Whilst last year saw some excellent results for the club, this year is looking like it might be even better. Happy Running!
Full Results  Prizes

Steve Niblett39.39Gold
Denver Slowther40.48 (1st)Silver
Mel Porter41.26Gold
Colin Robilliard41.31Diamond
Ken Bowman41.57Diamond
Rod Bye43.55Gold
John Carr47.10 (1st)Silver
Ellie Bye48.58 (pb)Bronze
Jackie Bye52.34Silver
Christine Cooke56.52Silver
Rebecca Durant59.29Silver
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