Dereham 5k

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Four Jaguars ran the two-lap town centre race. Lawrence Wade came in first for the Club in a Diamond standard time of 17:29. Mark Harmer ran 19:15 (Gold). The two Lady Jaguars – Ellie Bye and Becky Durant – finished in 20:42 (Silver) and 27:31 (Gold) respectively. Full Results

Wroxham 5k – Race 3






Twelve Jaguars ran the final race of the Wroxham 5K Series, with three members achieving PBs. Heather Hollister was The Jags’ sole prize winner bagging runner up in the Female 60+ category. Full Results

Matthew Crane 20:16Silver
Bryn Williams20:18 (1st)Gold
Scott Shrubsall20:52 (PB)Silver
Paul Jarvey22:10Bronze
Sue Allen22:11Diamond
Anthony Norris22:12 (PB)Bronze
Lisa Symon23:24 (PB)Silver
Sarah Stubbs23:27Silver
David Brailey25:04
Heather Hollister25:09Diamond
Becky Durant26:51Gold
Dee Neal27:19Silver

Ekiden Relay




The Ekiden is a race which orginated in Japan where teams of runners competed in a relay over long distances. Ipswich JAFFA have been staging the only Ekiden held in the UK for over 20 years. It attracts runners from all over East Anglia, with the 2014 event having a record entry of over 150 teams. The race takes the form of a 6 leg relay, of differing distances, run over a total distance of a marathon – 26.2 miles (42.2km).

This year The Jaguars were represented by 2 teams. Below are the Individual results. In parentheses is the overall finishing position by gender of that leg for the athlete:

Leg 1 – 7.2k  J1 Melanie Burch (26th) 35:48. J2 Sonya Wragg (29th) 36:42

Leg 2 – 5k    J1 Becky Durant (46th) 26:45. J2 Paul Gerber (61st) 25:56

Leg 3 – 10k  J1 Mel Porter (48th) 42:43. J2 Stewart Marden (65th) 45:43

Leg 4 – 5k    J1 Peter K-Cockburn (45th) 24:29. J2 Alexandra Bland (20th) 24:05

Leg 5 – 10k  J1 Ben Dennington (38th) 41:32. J2 Sze -Ming Cheung (23rd) 39:36

Leg 6 – 5k    J1 James Lambert (39th) 21:19. J2 Mel Porter (27th) 20:32

Team J1 finished in 10th Place in mixed Gender category out of 60 Teams. However, only ONE TENTH OF A SECOND behind in 11th Place was Team J2! J1 had a combined time for the Marathon distance of 3:12:36.6 secs and Team J2 ran a time of 3:12:36:7 secs – both teams averaged 4mins 32secs per kilometre

A message from Mel Porter regarding the race and the participants: “Got to say a big well done to everyone from Club for holding such an enjoyable event together and proving when together we can compete with the best!”

Parkrun Round-Up: 12 July 2014


In total,  12 members took part in local Parkruns this week: 5 at Catton; 5 at Blickling; and 2 at Norwich. Performance of the day goes to Vicky Tovell – Her new Club personal best time of 22:55 (silver) at Norwich slashes 1:44 off her previous best set in February of this year. Vicky, fifteen seconds now stands between you and the 5k gold standard – no going back now! Members’ Results

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

Lord Mayor’s 5K Norwich City Centre Classic

Five Jaguars attempted this year’s annual Lord Mayor’s 5K Classic. Richard Bateson was first in for The Club in 16:55 (Diamond). Lawrence Wade came through in 17:16 (Diamond) and also won 2nd prize of £25 in the Men’s 40+ age category. Ian Jermy ran a gutsy race – his first 5K for The Club – coming home third Jaguar in a gold standard time of 18:30. Finally, Ben Dennington and Mark Harmer continue their “battle for supremacy” with Ben edging ahead on this occasion running his race in 19:12 (Silver) and Mark crossing the line in a time of 19:42 (Gold).

Congratulations to all of our athletes above who flew the Jaguars flag this year in this prestigious local race and mixed with the region’s best distance runners. Full Results

St. Neots Triathlon – Race 2

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Ellie Bye represented The Jaguars at St Neots, Cambridgeshire, in the second race of the olympic distance NiceTri triathlon series. Ellie finished 1st in her age category (25-29) and 6th female overall in a total time of 2:54:20. She was also fastest overall female in the run leg, clocking 43:23 (although not as fast as Stewart Marden at the Humpty Dumpty!). Full Results

Humpty Dumpty 10K incorporating County 10K Championships

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Ten Jaguars gave the Humpty Dumpty 10K a crack this year. Becky Durant achieved a Championship silver medal for her sterling effort, and, for the first time ever, first in for The Club was Stewart Marden in a PB time of 42:53! Diamond standard running and a new PB was achieved by Jonathon Foot (43:07) while Owen Barber was the other Jaguar who managed to run a new best (48:26). Full Results

Chip Time
Stewart Marden 42:53 (PB)Gold
Jonathan Foot 43:07 (PB)Diamond
Paul Allen 44:24 (1st)Bronze
Ian Jermy46:33 (1st)Bronze
Martin Bagnall47:25Silver
Owen Barber 48:26 (PB)Bronze
Paul Jarvey 48:31(1st)
Paul Gerber52:23
Emma Fox53:19
Becky Durant 55:11Gold

Parkrun Round-Up: 28 June 2014


In total,  12 members took part in local Parkruns this week: 6 at Catton; 3 at Blickling; and 3 at Norwich.  James Lambert and Scott Shrubsall ran course bests in respective times of 22:11 and 22:49 at Blickling. Richard Bateson looks in good form for next week’s Lord Mayor’s 5k as he ran a new course best at Catton in 16:47. In the same venue, new members Alexandra Bland – in her first ever Parkrun – and Natalie Jenkins ran 23:47 and 31:28 respectively. We look forward to tracking your progress ladies! Members’ Results

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

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