Great Yarmouth Road Runners 5 Mile Promenade Series – Race 2

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Twelve Jaguars ran the second race in the series. But on this occasion, less is definitely more as six members ran a PB time – a good conversion for the number of club entries. Performance picking, Ellie Bye claimed 1st prize in the senior ladies category. Andy Mulligan came in the top ten finishers (9th) while veteran ladies Dee Neal and Mary Owen, both knocked some serious amount of time off their performances from race one: 63 and 67 seconds, respectively, in fact. Dee bagging Gold standard in the process and Mary only seconds off it but attaining a new personal best time. Go for Gold in the final race, Mary! Full Results

Name
Time
Club Standard
Andy Mulligan 29:22 (PB)Gold
Ben Dennington32:26 (PB)Silver
Ellie Bye 32:58 (PB)Gold
Stewart Marden34:44Gold
Paul Jarvey37:36Bronze
Martin Colley37:46 (PB)
Owen Barber38:58 (PB)Bronze
Paul Gerber41:45
Becky Durant43:32 (Eq PB)Gold
Dee Neal43:47Gold
Mary Owen 47:12 (PB)Silver

Breckland 10K

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On a warm, sunny Bank Holiday Monday, 5 Jaguars competed in the Breckland 10K which took place at Croxton near Thetford. Performance of the day goes to Roy Owen – another personal best eclipsing his Trowse 10K time by 63 seconds and edging ever closer to a diamond standard for the distance. Graham Cox ran a “double Parkrun” distance for the first time for the club, clocking a respectable gold standard time. Full Results

Name
Time
Club Standard
Scott Chadwick43:17Silver
Denver Slowther44:44Silver
Roy Owen48:40Gold (PB)
Graham Cox 50:22Gold (1st)
Mary Owen 1:00:57Silver

Grand East Anglia Run 10K

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Three Jaguars travelled to the West Norfolk border to run GEAR 10K. The King’s Lynn town centre race sold out for the first time in its history with the 2100 limit reached a few hours before close of entry. Both Sze-Ming Cheung and James Lambert saw benefit in running the handicap 10K race as a fitness test the previous week, with Sze-Ming clocking a PB chip time of 38:25 (gold) and running 5 seconds shy of diamond standard – try a “little” harder next time, Sze-Ming! Meanwhile, James Lambert slashed 1:52 off his previous best and ran a chip time of 46:15 and earning him his first bronze standard for the distance. Not to be outdone, Alan Bushell crossed the finish in a gold standard chip time of 41:21 just 12 seconds off his PB set on the same course last year. Full Results

 

Parkrun Round-Up: 3 May 2014

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In total 12 members took part in local Parkruns this week: 3 at Catton; 4 at Blickling; 1 at Norwich; 2 at Gorleston and 2 at Fritton. Notably, Graham Cox, again, ran a personal best at Norwich Eaton Parkrun in a time of 22:56 (Gold) slashing off 34 seconds. That’s now two in a row and 3 PBs in his last 5 Norwich Parkruns. How low can you go Mr. Cox? A diamond (standard) will be Graham’s best friend very soon at this rate! Members’ Results

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

Club Handicap Series: Race 1 – Swanton Abbott 10k

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22 members took part in the first of seven races in this year’s Club Handicap Series where Swanton Abbott (Previous Valentines 10K Course) played host.

It was the “Day of the Dames” as four of the six double digit points went to female members with the top three positions all taken up by ladies. Fiona Baldwin (+6:20 handicap. 54:08 actual time) produced a “phoenix-esque” performance to claim race winner, bagging a healthy 25 points in the process and knocking some four minutes off her predicted finishing time. First male through was Paul Gerber (+12:45 handicap. 50:32 actual time) who finished in 4th place overall and scored 13 points.

Ben Denington came tantalizingly close to sub 40 recording 40:10 actual time. Fastest actual time of the day was posted by Sze-Ming Cheung who ran 39:30. Several entrants ran Pseudo PBs , testimony to the fact that these races can and do bring the best out of members’ abilities and are excellent for confidence boosting. Similarly, a number of members ran the distance for the first time. Again, their performances will set them up well in future affiliated races should they choose to enter them.

Race Director’s Report Including Full Results and Current Standings

THE NEXT RACE IS 1 JUNE: WROXHAM 5K. Click above logo for full details of series. All members are welcome to the Club Handicap Races – they make the perfect setting for member bonding, mental/physical race preparation and competitiveness without the pressure. ONLY 4 OF THE 7 RACES COUNT so it’s still “anyone’s race”. However, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

 

East Coast Sprint Triathlon

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Dawn Collyer gave long distance training a break by entering the East Coast Triathlon consisting of a 250m pool swim, 16km bike amd 3km run. A flat road bike section and similar profile run course on the Yarmouth promenade (if a little breezy) was conducive to fast times. Dawn finished 4th lady overall and took first prize in her age category with a time of 56:25 (4:48/34:07/13:59). Full Results

 

Great Yarmouth Road Runners 5 Mile Promenade Series – Race 1

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A good club turnout saw 20 Jaguars make the trip to the east coast and run the first out of three races of this popular midweek series. Pick of the performances were Roy Owen, who in his first 5 miler for the club, ran a diamond standard time of 38:06 and Mark Harmer (our latest fresh faced veteran!), who’s finishing time of 31:24 earned him a new gold standard PB. In total 5 Jaguars ran personal best times. Full Results

Name
Time
Club Standard
Andy Mulligan 29:50Gold
Mark Harmer 31:24 (pb)Gold
Ben Dennington 32:31 (pb)Silver
Stewart Marden34:37Gold
Emily Hannant36:03Silver
Sarah Stubbs37:11 (pb) Silver
Adrian Jay37:22Bronze
Paul Jarvey37:22 (1st)
Peter Kean-Cockburn37:58Silver
Roy Owen 38:06 (1st)Diamond
Martin Colley38:10 (1st)
Owen Barber39:04 (pb)Bronze
David Brailey39:12 (1st)
Sarah Jay 39:23 Silver
Emma Wilcock40:11 (1st)Bronze
Paul Gerber41:26 (pb)
Becky Durant43:53Gold
Dee Neal 45:50Silver
Mary Owen48:19Silver
Shirley Wilcock48:27Bronze

 

Trowse 10k

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Another full house crowd at Trowse 10k on Easter Sunday saw four Jaguars run the tough double loop course. Lawrence Wade was first in with a chip time of 36:21 (diamond) giving him 5th place overall and 2nd in his age group. Rebecca Widdows finished in a personal best chip time of 49:06 (bronze) whilst husband and wife team Roy and Mary Owen ran respective chip times of 49:43 (gold) and 1:02:05 (silver). Roy’s performance also gained him a new personal best record and second in his age group. Full Results

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