Horsford Cross Country

Several Jaguars braved the cold and wet for the first in the Horsford winter cross country series, witih some notable results. In the mens race of approximately 5.2 miles the overall winner was Richard Bateson in a time of 31.44, followed by Andy Mulligan (35.48) Alan Bushell (39.41) and Paul Groves (48.12). In the women’s race of 3.9 miles Adele Bushell completed the course in 41.09 followed by Becky Durant (43.03.)

The next race in the series is on the 1st of December.
Website and Results

Marriotts Way Ultra

This event is a free to enter low key ultra ideal as a starter or training run for longer ultras. The course is 37.4 miles from Norwich to Reepham Station and back (fun run option of 18.7 miles for those stopping at Reepham) following Marriotts Way.

Ben Letzer finished 4th overall with a time of 5.21.18 whilst Mel Porter came 10th in 5.57.54

In the Fun (!?) Run Ellie Bye and Alan Bushell finished together in 2.24.42 5for 5th place.

Holt 10k incorporating The County Championships

The wind and the off road sections of this multi-terrain course proved quite demanding for many of the runners and Colin Robilliard made it even more difficult for himself by biking the undulating route from Norwich to Holt with a strong wind to keep him company. But as we all know Colin, this didn’t stop him from running hard and winning the 1st  60+ award for the main race and the 1st 60+ County Championship medal.  First home for the club was Lawrence Wade in a time of 36.57 (just 5 seconds off  his p.b.). The rest of the Jags ran well with Matthew Crane and Emma Fox running the distance for the first time.
Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Lawrence Wade36.57gold
Colin Robilliard40.14platinum
Sze-Ming Cheung40.36silver
Dean Blake43.19silver
Matthew Crane45.01 (1st)bronze
Paul Groves48.40bronze
Martin Bagnall49.05bronze
Emma Fox56.21 (1st)
Jon Foot56.21
Emma Blake56.43

Mablethorpe Marathon and Fenland 10

Colin Robilliard has recently completed 2 events.

In the  Mablethorpe marathon on the 6th October, Colin in his own words had a “partial meltdown” due to dehydration at the 3/4 stage, but still finished with a time of 3.23.40 (Diamond Standard). Colin came away with the first prize in the V60 category and the time has also given him the club marathon age group record.

The Following week, Colin had recovered sufficiently to run the Fenland 10 mile race, and showing no after effects from the previous weeks efforts he ran a time of 1.04.30 (Platinum standard) once more taking 1st prize in his age category and giving him the club age group 10 mile record.
Mablethorpe Marathon   Fenland 10 Results

Amsterdam Marathon, Half Marathon and 8k

5 Jaguars spent the weekend in Amsterdam each one running in a different event. Mark Harmer ran the marathon in a time of 3:38:02 (Bronze standard). In the half marathon Annette Yeomanson ran a p.b of 2:27:35 taking 11 minutes from her previous best time and Jenny Welsh  ran a pb of 2.44.20. Vanessa Clements ran her first half for the club in 2.53.44. Charlotte Harmer took part in an 8k race and finished with a time of 43.05.
Website and Full Results

East Coast 10k

The trip to Great Yarmouth produced a successful days racing with prizes for Matt Stone (3rd VM 40) Rod Bye (3rd VM 50) and Ellie Bye (3rd SF). Ellie also ran a personal best as did Becky Durant. James Lambert and Paul Owen both ran the distance for the first time.
Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Matt Stone37.47Diamond
Rod Bye41.16Gold
Ellie Bye42.50 (pb)Gold
Scott Chadwick42.53Silver
James Lambert48.23 (1st)
Paul Groves48.52Bronze
Roy Owen51.01 (1st)Silver
Lisa Symon53.32
Claire Owen54.24Bronze
Becky Durant55.24 (pb)Gold
Mary Owen1.00.00Silver

Shouldham Warren X/C

The bad weather must have put off quite a few Jags as only 4 + 1 mini Jag turned up to run and one of those was injured. The best run of the day came from Lawrence Wade who took an impressive 40 seconds off  his best time for the 5k course running 17.26. Ady Jay was 6th in the 40+ category in a time of 20.11. Sarah Jay did set off with an injury and to her credit or possibly stupidity (but that’s what runners do) hobbled round the course to finish 9th in the 45+ age group. The only mini Jag was Maggie-Lu Mayo who was running the longer under 11 course for the first time and finished in 14th place. Maggie wasn’t happy with Grandma  Brenda  who told her the course was shorter than it was. Brenda Hutcheon did run but decided to run a different course from everyone else and ended up fighting her way through the bracken. On that note and on Saturday Katherine Garwood went the wrong way at the Sheringham Park Run and Matt Stone did the same at the Catton Park Run. I have now enrolled everyone into an orienteering course.

Peterborough Half Marathon and Oxford Half Marathon

The weather gods were not particularly kind for the 8 Coltishall Jaguars who completed the Peterborough Half, but this did not stop 4 of them running personal bests in the wet and windy conditions. Breaking the 1.30 barrier for the first time Mel Porter was first Jaguar across the line, Mel was joined in the p.b club by Ben Dennington, Stewart Marden, and Melanie Burch. Roy Owen, Paul Gerber and Sonya Wragg ran the distance for the first time.

On the same day Lisa Symon ran the Oxford Half Marathon and in her first run at the distance completed the race in 1.58.45

Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Mel Porter1.29.43 (pb)Gold
Ben Dennington1.33.49 (pb)Silver
Stewart Marden1.34.12 (pb)Gold
Melanie Burch1.51.37 (pb)Silver
Paul Gerber1.53.58 (1st)
Sonya Wragg1.54.24 (1st)Silver
Roy Owen1.54.33 (1st)Silver
Dee Neal2.15.10Bronze

Chester Marathon

Closed roads, large crowds at the start and finish and in all the villages throughout the route, a mostly flat but very scenic course and excellent organisation at the start and finish are just some of the reasons why, last year, the readers of Runners World voted the Chester Marathon the best in the UK. This year there was the additional bonus of some excellent weather. Temperatures rising to 19 degrees throughout the morning made the aid stations every 3 miles a welcome sight for Richard and Dawn Collyer who joined 3000 other runners on the start line. In their first ever marathon Richard and Dawn ran together and had enough energy left for a sprint finish to complete the course in the same time of 4:29:21. Richard came away with a lovely red head and shoulders (suntan lotion in October in the north west was not even considered) and Dawn came away with the club under 35 age group marathon record.
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