Chase the Train

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Chase the Train is a 8.9 mile point-to-point multi-terrain race from Aylsham to Wroxham. It follows the footpath next to the Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk’s longest narrow guage steam railway. Once finished, competitors can then catch a Free Return Train from Wroxham.

This year’s race featured four Jaguars. 1st across the line for the Club and 2nd overall was Richard Bateson in a time of 51:43. Alan Bushell came in 23rd in a time of 1:01:22. Jonathon Foot finished in 37th in a time of 1:07:01. Finally, Anthony Norris’s time of 1:09:23 netted him 45th place. There were 141 finishers.  Full Results

ECF Monster Marathon

This out and back multi-terrain course marathon starts at the Ely Cathedral and passes through the City of Ely and onto the river bank of the River Great Ouse. Runners follow this path to Wicken Fen, the first ever National Trust site, the halfway and turnaround point. Runners then follow the same route back to the ‘Ship of the Fens’.

Sonya Wragg flew the flag for The Jags in this autumn marathon based in the county of Cambridgeshire. In her first marathon distance race, she ran a very respectable 4 hours 22 minutes placing her 23rd out of 48 finishers.

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Jolly Jaguars 10K

Our very own autumn 10K proved a huge hit with all concerned: state-of-the-art chip timing, seamless and real-time results, a beautiful spread of post race, mouth-watering goodies on show for the 10k’ers. A full-house of “Grovesie’s” (Race Director) helpers even meant that some members had the privilege of running the race – 9 members in fact! GO JAGS!

First in was Mel “Back to his Roots” Porter, who has found a new lease of life running the “fast stuff” finishing in a chip time of 42:01 (Gold).

In her first ever 10K for herself and the Club, on a most healthy diet of speedy Catton Parkruns and pacing assistance from Sze-Ming Cheung, Alexandra Bland managed to etch herself in the record books with a chip time of 46:01 (Silver). Although one second off gold standard, at the first time of asking, she broke the women’s 35-39 age category record by 23 seconds. May this streak long continue, Alexandra!

Other First timers at the distance for the Club were Tom Johnson, Ben Gaskins and Scott Shrubsall.

Full Results

Name
Time
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Mel Porter42:01Gold
Tom Johnson 42:45 (1st)Silver
Ben Gaskins44:22 (1st)Bronze
Ellie Bye44:30Silver
Scott Shrubsall45:51 (1st)Silver
Alexandra Bland 46:01 (1st) (AR)Silver
Sze-Ming Cheung 46:01Silver
Jackie Bye50:40Diamond (Bang On!)
Paul Gerber53:39

 

Round Norfolk Relay

After weeks of hard work, punctuated at times with anguish, the Jaguars were 14th from a field of  51 finishers in the 2014 RNR.

For many it was new territory. We had runners who ran the race for the first time, we had helpers who provided support for the first time, we had time keepers who had never used our watches before. Remaining awake for over 24 hours whilst recording accurate times is daunting enough for the experienced time keeper. However, our new recruits, Adele Bushell and Sarah Letzer were magnificent, remaining patient and good tempered whilst recording each runner’s time accurately. They were even praised by the Chief Time Keeper from the main RNR Committee.

Everyone enjoyed the weekend and we were blessed with good weather. It is impossible to mention everyone in the race but there were many heroes who deserve praise. Andy Mulligan provided assistance on his bike for the first few legs before travelling home for a couple of hours sleep then returning at night to run from Horsey to Fritton, in the dark. Mel Porter drove the mini-bus to the headquarters, collected our relay items and then supported our runners all the way to Cromer. He then went home had a couple of hours sleep before returning to Scole to run nearly 20 miles to Thetford, again in the dark. If this wasn’t enough he then cycled the last two stages! Jon Foot wins the creative thinking award by finding a way back to his car after his run, courtesy of the Coasthopper Bus. Sue Allen, disappointed and side-lined due to an injury that prevented her from competing nevertheless ferried Andy Mulligan around Norfolk whilst finding time to make him flapjacks and hot chocolate.

We are eternally grateful to Alex Bland. At the last minute she was asked to run the penultimate stage due to Sue’s injury. She ran a brilliant stage preparing the way for Sze-Ming Cheung. He produced an incredible run at 6min 46 sec pace helping the Jags towards their excellent result.

 The race was a success because of the combined effort of the Jags before and during the race. Peter Keane-Cockburn remained with the team from the start to the finish providing calm and re-assuring encouragement during the whole weekend. Thank you Peter and well done Jags.

However, it is with great sadness that I mention the tragedy that occurred during the race. Darryl Davis a member of CONAC and Tri-Anglia collapsed and died at Cley. The Coltishall Jaguars wish to express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this sad time.

Becky Durant – Chair

Club and Individual results here

Lowestoft Scores 2014

What a great way to start a Sunday morning with Britain’s most easterly hill race, distance of 4.75 miles including 401 steps over Lowestoft historic scores.
With four jaguars travelling to Lowestoft for the gruelling scores came four superb times.  First back for the club Ben Dennington (32.19), second  Mark Harmer (33.18) and third Ian Cleminson (39.00) – well done!
The only female for the club was Emily Hannant with achievement time of (42.43).   Tough course said by all but the most rewarding one upon completion – Well done Jaguars!

Wissey Half Marathon 2014

Two runners of our orange army – Stewart Marden & Martin Bagnall travelled to the lovely village of Oxborough for the Wissey Half Marathon.
The route is known to be flat, fast & idyllic Norfolk countryside so with this in mind the they both ran superbly by Martin Bagnall achieving (1:49:05) & by only one second later Stewart Marden (1:49:06) which both achieves them bronze standard – well done guys!

East Coast Half Marathon

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Only three Jaguars ran the Yarmouth Half Marathon this year. However, one particular performance shone – take a bow, Andy Mulligan! His gold standard finish in a time of 1:25:15 netted him 9th place overall and a new PB!

Ian Jermy and Jolie Morton ran the distance for the Club for the first time and finished in 1:35:44 (Silver) and 2:16:15 (Bronze) respectively.

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Parkrun Round-Up: 2 August 2014

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In total,  21 members took part in local Parkruns this week: 7 at Catton; 9 at Blickling; 5 at Norwich.

Congratulations to Richard Bateson who ran superbly to recapture the Catton ParkRun course record and put The Jaguars back on top of the hill!

Catton #44 – Richard Bateson 16:27 (Course PB, Course Record); Sze-Ming Cheung 18:07 (Course PB); Graham Johnson 23:35 (Course PB); Sharn Ponsford 23:53; Peter Kean-Cockburn 24:55; Dawn Chapman 28:29; Shirley Wilcock 30:35. Norwich #204 – Lisa Symon 31:08; Claire Owen 31:08; Graham Cox 24:01; Paul Allen 22:52 (1st); Scott Chadwick 21:00. Blickling # 38 – Mark Harmer 19:53; Bryn Williams 20:33 (Course PB); Sue Allen 22:59; Heather Hollister 25:08 (Course PB); Eddie Robson 26:08; Vicky Tovell 37:29; Lily/Sarah Letzer 41:01; Ben Letzer 41:04

Latest full results for: Catton;  Norwich;  Blickling;  Gorleston;  Sheringham;  Fritton; Mulbarton

Worstead 5 Mile

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An excellent turnout of orange as usual for this event as 29 Jaguars ran this ever-popular 5 mile race. Performance of the day goes to Heather Hollister who bagged a new PB in a diamond standard time of 42:14.

Full results

Name
Time
Standard
Richard Bateson27:55Diamond
Lawrence Wade28:49Diamond
Matthew Stone30:38Gold
Andrew Muilligan30:49Silver
Ben Dennington31:41Silver
Mark Harmer31:51Gold
Mel Porter32:05 (PB)Gold
Ellie Bye33:51Gold
Adrian Jay34:55Silver
Stewart Marden35:03Silver
Jonathan Foot35:05 (1st)Gold
Paul Allen35:07 (1st)Bronze
Paul Jarvey37:02Bronze
David Galbraith39:04 (1st)
Owen Barber39:05Bronze
Ian Cleminson39:14Bronze
Sarah Stubbs39:17Silver
Paul Groves39:17Bronze
Melanie Burch40:40Silver
Michael Fairchild40:40 (PB)Silver
Roy Owen 41:27Gold
Paul Gerber41:47
Heather Hollister 42:14 (PB)DIamond
Rosemary Jackson43:59 (PB)Gold
Jill Cole44:48Silver
Becky Durant46:00Gold
Mary Owen49:23Silver
Sarah Jay 53:55
Julie Jarvey53:55

 

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