BRECKLAND 10K 25/11/2018

 

 

We entered this race as we thought it would be a nice end to Howard’s marathon training. Some Jags had run the race last year and said the whole thing was fabulous, plus assured me it wasn’t XC – I am not wading through water in November! Howard and I have got to the end of his training feeling exhausted and desperate to get to Spain for a long weekend away, so getting up early on Sunday to drive to Thetford forest wasn’t ever so appealing. Howard has also had a bit of sciatica which I hoped was “Maranoia” – why now!? After him resting for a week, we decided to bimble the race; neither of us are used to trail anyway.
The weather was beautiful and we found a number of people we knew had also entered the race and quite a few Coltishall Jaguars too so it was good to catch up with everyone and get a team photo. The race was a charity event with no UKA affiliation but Chip Timing UK kindly offered to donate chip timing as it was to be stop watch timing otherwise. The start of the race featured a Zumba warm up and I’m surprised how many runners joined in! I will happily do choreographed moves in my fitness classes but prancing about and stretching before a race isn’t advisable in my book so I snuck off did a short warm up run.
The route was through the Thetford forest park paths and was beautiful! The path was firm underfoot (apart from a short, uphill sandy stretch), lined with autumnal leaves and thankfully not muddy. After a 2k bimble Howard suddenly overtook the runners in front of him and I spent 8k chasing him through the forest, worried he would do his back in and need help! The only time he slowed down was to stop at the water station and admittedly it was distracting; water, squash, fruit juice, wine gums, licorice all-sorts, jelly babies and Jaffa Cakes!
Fortunately Howard is ok and is confident that he will be ok next Sunday. Oh and by making me chase him, I finished as 9th lady in 52:35 which is pretty fast for me over trail! The marshals all the way round were just the loveliest people and the medal at the end was huge! We also got two huge bacon butties plus two hot drinks for £6 all-in (sorry Paul Emery!) . I’d definitely recommend this event and would love to run it again next year. I’m usually a bit rubbish over trail as my IT Band starts to pull but this event plus the Blickling Night Trail 10k has made me want to strengthen my legs and try some more trail routes. It will be good to do something different from the Norfolk Race Calendar and bloomin’ marathon training!

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NAME
POSITION
TIME
JAMES LAMBERT7TH00;42;42
DARREN TUBBY8TH00;42;52
NICOLA LAMBERT-JOHN14TH00;46;09
2ND FEMALE
PHIL HENRY25TH00;48;32
RUTH STEELE33RD00;50;22
VIKKI HARPER40TH00;52;32
HOWARD HARPER41ST00;52;34
JULIAN JARDINE51ST00;53;47
KATIE FENN54TH00;54;58
RADLEY FENN55TH00;54;59
ANGELA BELL64TH00;56;04
CLIVE CARTNER65TH00;56;06
CAREN MAIDMENT144TH01;16;17
PAUL BLOOMFIELD145TH01;16;18
JULIE JARDINE153RD01;22;46

DUNERUNNER RAG IT ROUND REPPS 2018 25/11/2018

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NAME
POSITION
TIME
(May not be 100% accurate due to timing issues)
SCOTT CHADWICK14TH00;47;39
JULIAN SMITH20TH00;50;31
PAUL EMERY21ST00;50;57
SCOTT SHRUBSALL36TH00;53;17
CANICROSS
OWEN BARBER64TH00;57;25
CANICROSS
GRAHAM FRYER78TH00;59;32
PAUL GERBER103RD1;02;46
SHARON JONES105TH1;03;01
KAREN BRADLEY106TH1;03;10
CLARE HICKS107TH1;03;13
JACKIE GOOCH110TH1;03;18
HELEN GANSON119TH1;04;44
JAMIE ANN HARKIN206TH1;20;35
DONNA MONK207TH1;21;38
ORLA COBB210TH01;21;38
ALISON READ211TH 01;21;50
EMILY SPRAGGE212TH01;22;27
SARAH LETZER213TH01;22;27
ANNETTE YEOMANSON215TH01;23;19
CLARE OWENno time

 

SOUTHWOLD 10K 18/11/2018

Despite being a very cold day, the sun was out making it the perfect race day in a most beautiful location. The course was 2.5 laps clipping the edge of town, past enthusiastic crowds of supporters and taking you along Southwold’s beautiful harbour. Note to self, watch where you are running when on rough terrain and try to avoid  gazing at the beautiful surroundings! Sponsored by Adams the water station was joined by a beer station for the more adventurous runner, Sadly I found beer didn’t help me run any faster. But I’m confident it encouraged me with the last push to the finish. Despite being injured, and had I been more sensible, I should have withdrawn. I loved every minute and highly recommend it to anyone thinking of running next year!

 

 

 

 

Name
Time
Pb
Standard
Emma Penfold1.11.40

SNETTERTON 1/2 MARATHON 18/11/2018

A strong contingent of 21 Jaguars completed the Snetterton half-marathon on November 18th. It was my first time running this event and I was impressed with the organisation and the facilities around the race track – it was nice to have proper toilets rather than portaloos and a café/restaurant to pop into while waiting for the race to start. The many Jaguars running were a strong presence in the organised pre-race warm-up as we waited for the race to start (see pictures!) The half-marathon race consisted of 3 laps of the race track (there was also a marathon event taking place where runners had to do 6 laps) and one nice aspect of the multiple laps was seeing lots of other Jags around the course and being able to cheer each other on. There was also lots of encouragement from the sidelines and the Jags marshalling at various points. The course itself was very flat, with the only real incline being the bridge over the track which had to be covered twice on each lap. As we waited to start, the race conditions appeared to be perfect – a nice temperature and bright sunshine, however out on the course it soon became apparent that the wind was quite strong in places and it was certainly hard going on the sections of the course where you were running into the wind! Despite this, there were excellent performances from all of the Jaguars involved with PBs for Doug Barber, Nouha Tate, Iwona Litwiniec, Sharon Jones and Samantha Beales as well as first-time half-marathons for nine more of the Orange Army! On a personal note I was extremely happy to finally achieve a PB and my first ever sub 1 hour 30 half-marathon! It is certainly a race I would like to run again in the future.

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Name
Time
PB
Standard
Daniel Smith1.29.11FTSILVER
Neil Button1.32.55GOLD
Dougie Barber1.40.36FTGOLD
Andrew Wicks1.46.35FTBRONZE
Nouha Tate 1.47.59YESSILVER
Phil Henry1.51.33SILVER
Iwona Litwiniec1.53.08YESSILVER
Tamara Mills1.57.41FTSILVER
Sharon Jones1.59.36YESSILVER
Julian Jardine1.59.36FT
Samantha Beales2.08.09YES
Lynn Lambert2.14.11
Rachael Cole2.15.33
Karen Evans2.18.51
Samone Holloway2.18.51FT
Andrew Jarvis2.19.07FT
Violet Vincent2.26.50FT
Jamie Harkin2.26.51FT
Alison Holloway2.52.04FT
Jenny Norris2.56.39
Julie Jardine3.06.42FT

ST NEOTS 1/2 MARATHON

On the 19th November Myself and Sue ran the Saint Neots half marathon with the support of Andy. The weather was very kind to us and when standing in the sun it was hard to believe it was November! We picked up our registration numbers from the hall and then joined the long queue for the portaloos-luckily there were quite a few. Whilst waiting we decided to try a new warm up of piggy back races which passed most of the time. I was feeling anxious due to how horrible Peterborough had felt due to the weather and being ill. We entered the starting pen and we noticed a few pacers with balloons which was a nice touch for a half marathon. The race itself was very undulating- you were either running up or down but the views were incredible. I settled into my run and loved every second of it. My highlight was when I missed a jelly baby pot and a runner ahead heard me, stopped and turned and gave me half of hers! The finish was a great downhill slope which helped me to get a PB by 3minutes and 27seconds and a Bronze standard half marathon time! I would definitely race here again.

Name
Time
PBs
Standards
Stephanie Hall1.53.35YESBRONZE
Sue Emmett2.16.22

 

BAKERS AND LARNERS OF HOLT 10K 21/10/2018

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NAME
POSITION
CHIP TIME
DEAN BLAKE20TH00;38;07
ANDY MULLIGAN36TH00;40;00
NEIL BUTTON39TH00;40;07
DANIEL SMITH41ST00;40;33
GRAHAM JOHNSON55TH00;41;36
EMMA BLAKE60TH00;41;52
THOMAS LINCOLN-KEMP70TH00;42;37
STEPHEN NEAL93RD00;43;51
KEITH BRIGHTY101ST00;44;20
JULIAN SMITH104TH00;44;33
ELLY YOUNG110TH00;45;11
MELVYN PORTER111TH00;45;12
SCOTT SHRUBSALL112TH00;45;13
PAUL EMERY115TH00;45;20
VICKY TOVELL119TH00;45;34
NICK RICHARDS153RD00;47;23
DOUGLAS BARBER165TH00;47;43
RUTH GAINSFORD237TH00;50;55
DEE NEAL260TH00;52;18
PAUL GERBER287TH00;53;25
NICK ELEY288TH00;53;24
STEPHANIE HALL289TH00;53;40
MICHELLE CUTTING310TH00;54;09
ROLAND TALBOT314TH00;54;49
SAM BEALES354TH00;58;01
VIOLET VINCENT438TH01;05;41
LAURA HICK439TH01;05;42
EMMA PENFOLD465TH01;08;25
PAUL BLOOMFIELD478TH01;11;24
CAREN MAIDMENT480TH01;11;33
JAMIE HARKIN493RD01;24;36

 

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