Great Yarmouth 5 mile series race 3

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.

This was yet another excellent day for the club as 8 of the 16 club members who took part gained personal best times.
Full Results          Photos

Name
Time
Standard
Matt Stone28.57 (1st) (cr)Diamond
Steve Bates29.38Diamond
Andy Mulligan29.42 (pb)Gold
Lawrence Wade30.13Gold
Mark Harmer32.01 (pb)Silver
Ken Bowman32.30 (pb) (ar)Platinum
Alan Bushell32.46Gold
Ellie Bye33.13 (pb) Gold
Richard Collyer33.35 (pb)Gold
Ian Cleminson35.14 (pb)Silver
Jackie Bye37.53 (pb)Gold
Adele Bushell42.24Bronze
Dawn Collyer42.31
Dee Neal43.09 (pb)Silver
Becky Durant44.58Gold

Cape Wrath Challenge 2013

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

North Norfolk Half Marathon 2013

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.

 

St Neots Sprint Triathlon

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.
Full Results

1st Wroxham 5k

The success of the Jags continues with p.b’s and prizes at the Wroxham 5k. Ellie Bye ran a p.b in 20.26 and also won the 1st senior ladies prize. Ken Bowman improved on his age club record running 19.56 which gave him the 1st 60+ prize. Sue Allen, running her first 5k for the club, was 2nd 50+ in a time of 22.16 also taking the age club record. Becky Durant won the  60+ ladies award in 27.16. Charlotte Harmer overcame her nerves to take a minute off her previous best time to run 25.50.    Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Andrew Mulligan18.08Gold
Ken Bowman19.56 (ar)Platinum
Ellie Bye20.26 (pb)Gold
Dean Blake20.30Silver
Bryn Williams22.16 (1st)Age not known
Sue Allen22.16 (1st) (ar)Diamond
Ian Cleminson22.18Silver
Sarah Stubbs23.23Silver
Dave Simpson24.27Silver
Jackie Harrop25.40Silver
Charlotte Harmer25.50 (pb)Bronze
Becky Durant27.16Gold
Henry Neal31.13
Dee Neal31.26

Dereham 10 Miles

Prize winners in the Dereham 10 miles were Richard Bateson 3rd senior man, Rod Bye 3rd M50,  Colin Robilliard 3rd M55 and Ken Bowman 2nd M65. Clare Hicks ran the distance for the first time for the club.
Full Results        Category Results

Name
Time
Standard
Richard Bateson58.02Diamond
Colin Robilliard1.05.48Diamond
Rod Bye1.08.32Gold
Ken Bowman1.10.29Platinum
Mel Porter1.11.35Gold
Ellie Bye1.13.25Silver
Emma Blake1.36.59
Clare Hicks1.42.13 (1st)
Becky Durant1.42.22Silver

 

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series – Race 2

A strong headwind in the home stretch affected most of our runners performances for the second race in the series, however Ken Bowman and Scott Chadwick brushed it aside to produce personal best times. Ken also took second place in his age category as did Steve Bates who ran another excellent sub-30 race.
Full Results        Photos

The final race in the series is on the 22nd May.

Name
Time
Standard
Steve Bates29.50Diamond
Mark Harmer32.09Silver
Scott Chadwick32.55 (pb)Silver
Rod Bye32.58Gold
Ken Bowman33.02 (pb)Platinum
Ben Dennington33.20Silver
Richard Collyer33.59Gold
Stewart Marden34.59Gold
Sarah Stubbs37.53Silver
Sarah Jay38.39Silver
Ady Jay38.40
Jackie Bye38.43Gold
Dave Simpson42.24Silver
Dee Neal44.31Silver
Becky Durant47.34Silver

 

Gear 10k

On the hottest day of the year so far the spectators at The Gear 10k had a wonderful time basking in the sunshine but it proved difficult  for some of the runners and there were a few casualties along the way and at the finish line. Having said that the 7 Jags taking part turned in some good performances with  Sze-Ming Cheung, Mark Harmer, Alan Bushell and Lisa Symon all achieving p.b’s. Sze-Ming  just missed the magic sub 40mins  by only 1 second. You’ll need to sprint harder next ime Sze.  Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Lawrence Wade38.30Gold
Sze-Ming Cheung40.01 (pb)Silver
Mark Harmer40.32 (pb)Silver
Alan Bushell41.09 (pb)Gold
Scott Chadwick41.14Silver
Adelle Bushell53.11Bronze
Lisa Symon53.30 (pb)

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series (1)

A strong contingent of 14 Jags took to the start line for the first of this years 5 mile series and came away with some excellent results. Warm conditions with only a slight breeze clearly suited the runners as 8 came away with personal best times. Steve Bates in finishing 8th overall took first place in the VM40 category. Ellie Bye ran very well  to secure 1st prize  in the senior female category, and Sarah Stubbs in her first race for the club at this distance took 2nd place in the VF35 category. The prize winning did not end there as Jackie Bye, Ellie and Sarah combined took the prize for first ladies team whilst Steve Bates, Alan Bushell and Ken Bowman took first veteran mens team prize. Ken’s time and Jackie’s time also secured them club age category record times.

The next race in the series takes place on the 8th May.
Full Results   Prizes       Photos

Name
Time
Standard
Steve Bates29.40Diamond
Mark Harmer32.07 (pb)Silver
Alan Bushell32.24 (pb)Gold
Ben Dennington32.59 (pb)Silver
Ken Bowman33.10 (pb)Platinum
Richard Collyer33.36 (pb)Gold
Stewart Marden34.02 (pb)Gold
Ellie Bye34.12 (pb)Gold
Ian Cleminson36.06 (1st)Silver
Sarah Stubbs37.17 (1st)Silver
Jackie Bye37.55 (pb)Gold
Adele Bushell41.30Silver
Becky Durant46.46Gold
Dawn Collyer46.46

London Marathon

On a beautiful day for running 7 Jaguars joined 37,000 others  for the World’s biggest marathon. Rod Bye took the honours for being first club male to cross the finish line with a silver standard personal best of 3.30.29 taking a huge 20 minutes from last years time. Deb Jones was our first lady to finish with a bronze standard 4.06.39 taking a massive 27 minutes off her personal best from last years race. Jeremy Lawrence finished in 3.50.22 for a very respectable bronze standard.

Martin Bagnall, Fiona Baldwin, Claire Owen and Jenny Welsh all ran extremely well in their first ever marathon. Martin’s time was 4.17.06, training partners Claire and Fiona crossed the line together in 4.56.57 and Jenny completed the course in 5.52.37.

Finishing a marathon for anybody is a major achievement and all our runners can be very proud to have done so, all their times reflecting the amount of hard work and dedicated training they put in to their preparation. Anyone who wants to try their hand at next years marathon can try their luck in the ballot which opens on the 29th April.
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