Lawrence Wade ran his first race ‘Up North’ and running for his second claim club Rochdale Harriers came away with a new club 5k record. Which goes to prove that hard winter training does pay off. The race was the inaugural Lottie Wilcocks 5k and his time of 17.29 gave him a gold standard. Full Results
Although still a little on the cold side, the drop in wind speed made almost perfect conditions for the 9 Jaguars who turned out for the 8th Diss Duathlon. The race consists of a 30k cycle sandwiched by 2 5.1k runs on a mostly flat course. Out in front for the club were Mark Haynes followed closely by Sze-Ming Cheung. The next 6 Jaguars from Rod Bye onwards came in at roughly 1 minute intervals. Jackie Bye was the only lady Jaguar to take part and she thoroughly enjoyed her first ever duathlon. All the times of the second run indicate just how difficult it is to maintain running speed with 18 miles of cycling in the legs. Ken Bowman in finishing with a time of 1.53.36 took first prize in his age category.
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On a tough course not normally known for producing fast times, the 6 competing Jaguars earned their chocolate in excellent style. Three of our runners brushed aside the 2 tough climbs with Mark Harmer and Rebecca Widdows both taking a minute each from their personal bests, but what a run by Katherine Garwood who beat her previous best by over a minute and a half . Well done also to the other three Jaguars who all ran very good times given the course and conditions, especially to Becky Durant who was rewarded for her efforts with second prize in her age category. This clearly bodes very well for all the runners times when the going gets flat.
|Mark Harmer||40.57 (pb)||Silver|
|Rebecca Widdows||51.07 (pb)||Bronze|
|Katherine Garwood||58.50 (pb)|
A biting head wind and a rolling first half to this race meant that personal bests were going to be in short supply and so it proved for the four Jaguars who journeyed south to Ditchingham for this race run by Bungay Black Dog Running Club. Steve Bates came home in 20th place overall with a gold standard 38.25, followed by Richard Collyer, 44.17 (silver) Denver Slowther 45.17 (bronze) and Dave Simpson 51.51 (silver).
Considering the freezing cold windy day and on an undulating course the Jags who were brave enough to venture out into the wintry conditions had fantastic results. We had members running the distance for the first time, p.b’s, and numerous category prizes. Lawrence Wade, Sze-Ming Cheung , Ellie Bye and Jackie Harrop were racing the distance for the first time for the club. P.b’s went to Christine Cooke and Adele Bushell while the prizes were as follows:- Richard Bateson – 1st senior man, Ellie Bye 2nd overall lady, Rod Bye 2nd 50+, Colin Robilliard 2nd 55+, Ken Bowman 1st 65+ (club age record), Sarah Jay 2nd 45+ (club age record) and Becky Durant, who pops up at every race on the calender, 2nd 60+
|Lawrence Wade||1.02.23 (1st)||gold|
|Sze-Ming Cheung||1.12.13 (1st)||silver|
|Ellie Bye||1.12.57 (1st)||silver|
|Christine Cooke||1.28.08 (pb)||silver|
|Adele Bushell||1.28.33 (pb)||silver|
|Jackie Harrop||1.36.01 (1st)||bronze|
The 12 Jags who ran the Broadland Half Marathon found the hills and wind rather challenging but that didn’t stop 4 achieving p.b.s. Three of these were ladies, so come on lads your turn in the next race. Having said that Sze, Ben and Dean did well to win the senior men’s team prize. Full Results
|Grant Randell||1.40.59 (pb)||silver|
|Dean Blake||1.49.26 (1st)|
|Adele Bushell||2.01.20 (pb)||bronze|
|Claire Owen||2.04.03 (pb)||bronze|
|Fiona Baldwin||20.4.05 (pb)||bronze|
|Sarah Letzer||2.11.14 (1st)|
|Orla Cobb||2.15.14 (1st)|
Ian Cleminson, one of our newest members, travelled southwards for the first running of the British Heart Foundation Warwick Castle Half Marathon. In his first run in an orange Jags top he ran well to finish in a silver standard time of 1.44.28.
Richard Collyer didn’t feel up for 20 miles so instead travelled slightly further afield to Swavesey, just north of Cambridge for the first ever Swavesey half marathon. With only 34 feet of elevation over the whole course this is as flat a race as you will find, and with no wind at all to contend with, conditions proved perfect for running. Richard ran a silver standard personal best of 1.40.13.
Ben Letzer fresh from his win in the Winter Poppyline Ultra sprinted round the Wymondham 20 in a time of 2.06.31 taking 13th place overall and at the same time producing a p.b. and beating his own club record for the distance. With 20 mile races being a bit of a rarity 7 of the 10 Jaguars running the Wymondham 20 were doing so for the first time. Best of the first timers was Sze-Ming Cheung running a silver standard 2.26.03. Jackie Bye was first lady home in a time of 3.11.26.
|Ben Letzer||2.06.31 (pb) (cr)||Diamond|
|Sze-Ming Cheung||2.26.03 (1st)||Silver|
|Stewart Marden||2.49.43 (1st)||Silver|
|Martin Bagnall||2.56.23 (1st)||Silver|
|Claire Owen||3.29.14 (1st)|
|Fiona Baldwin||3.29.26 (1st)|
|Dee Neal||3.36.46 (1st)||Bronze|
Another Parkrun equals another p.b. for Lisa Symon. A time of 25.27 means she took 23 seconds off her previous record and at this rate it won’t be long before she sees a sub-25 time on her watch.