In the first race of the Horsford Cross Country series Colin Robilliard and Jon Howe won their age categories and Adele and Alan Bushel both ran well to finish third in theirs. In the second race of the series Sue Allen and Heather Hollister won their age groups. Adele and Alan were in the prizes again and both improved their positions to finish second. Jon Howe found the conditions a little tougher this time and had to be content with third. Mini Jag George Bushel, who seems to be following in his parents footsteps, had good runs in the under 11 age group finishing first and third. Next race in the series is on 3rd February 2013. In The Norwich Park Run on the 8th December Charlotte Harmer took over 2 minutes off her 5k time running 26.47. Results
Peter Cobb travelled to Aldershot for the second year running to tackle the Grim Challenge, a run of around 8 miles through water and mud on the army tank training range. Peter had to battle freezing conditions but finished in a time of 1.11.44 in the process taking first place in the M60 category.
One good thing about the weather for this years Half Marathon was that the sun came out just in time for the start, however the wind made this an extremely tough race with a few runners being blown off their feet or to a standstill in some of the more exposed sections of the course and just finishing the race was a major achievement. Clearly the wind was no deterrent to 5 of the 15 Jaguars who took part with personal bests being run by Wayne Gibbs, Ellie Bye, Richard Collyer, Jackie Bye and Fiona Baldwin. Jackie Harrop ran the distance for the first time as a Jaguar. Performance of the day came from Colin Robilliard who once again was first Jaguar to cross the line, in the process taking first prize in his age category.
|Wayne Gibbs||1.31.54 (pb)||Silver|
|Ellie Bye||1.40.23 (pb)||Silver|
|Richard Collyer||1.41.27 (pb)||Silver|
|Jackie Bye||1.52.18 (pb)||Gold|
|Jackie Harrop||1.59.36 (1st)||Bronze|
|Fiona Baldwin||2.08.47 (pb)|
Scott Chadwick ran another p.b. at the Norwich Park Run. He keeps chipping away every week and took a few more seconds off his time running 19.15. Not far behind was Mark Harmer who took a chunk off his time to run 19.23. Further up the field there was a club battle going on with Lawrence Wade (18.05) outrunning Steve Bates (18.13). Keep up the speed work lads – it’s all paying off. Christine Cooke,who has just returned from a foot operation, managed to run a Park Run p.b. in 24.31.
The sun always seems to shine on Shouldham and today was no exception and the good weather saw a few members turning out to run this tough 9k course for the first time. Lawrence Wade, Mark Haynes, Scott Chadwick and Denver Slowther competed well in the senior mens race. Matt Stone, who came away with the 2nd over 40 award, Alan Bushell and Richard Collyer had good runs in the 40-44 age group. Colin Robilliard, as tough as ever, won the 3rd 55+ award. The Jags females ran well with Emily Hannant competing in the senior ladies, followed in by Sarah Jay and Adele Bushell in the 40+ ladies category. Still further down the field and really enjoying the course were Dave Hutcheon and Brenda Hutcheon (3rd 55+). Again we had some mini jags running with Maggie Mayo running another p.b. and Grace and George Bushell running at Shouldham for the first time. The next race will be 6.5K on the 16th December.
Results Photos by Ady Jay
In rather wet conditions Scott Chadwick continued his run of good form by producing yet another personal best time of 19.21. Dave Simpson was competing his first race in the over 60 category running a silver standard time of 25.24. At Gorleston on the same day Eddie Robson also ran a p.b. in 22.52.
The 57th year of the Dovedale Dash proved to be as popular as ever with over 1500 runners taking part. When The Jaguars arrived at the start they were met by other Norfolk runners from Wymondham AC who had also made the trek up to run this demanding race. The day was dry but very cold so we knew the river crossing wouldn’t be pleasant but at least the cold numbs parts of the body and makes the pain more bearable.The start was amazing with 1500 people charging down the steep hill, jumping over rocks, running through deep mud and just trying to stay upright although a few didn’t achieve this and there were a few bodies rolling down the hill (I think that might be classed as cheating). The course itself proved to be the muddiest it has ever been with runners getting stuck, losing shoes, sliding down bankings and yet everyone seemed to be having a great time and the atmosphere was fantastic. Our team members all ran well with Mark Haynes finishing in a superb 52nd position. Darren Edridge was next in 210th place and then Ady Jay in 567th place. Sarah Jay ran strongly to finish in 647th place and further down the field were the knackered knees duo of Dave Hutcheon 973rd and Brenda Hutcheon 998th. We were joined by ex-member Clive Steward who was 195th and Paul and Julie Jarvey who were 451st and 1398th respectively. The inter-club team winners were Mark, Darren and Julie. We all had a great week-end with good company, good food and drink and no injuries. Roll on next year. Website Video
7 Jaguars made history by competing in the very first Sheringham Park Run. Everyone enjoyed the breathtaking views and ran well on this very hard course which is mainly off road, very hilly and very muddy. I recommend the Jaguars give it a try if only to enjoy the seascape and exciting swoop down towards the steam trains.
Results as follows:
Mark Harmer 20:53 Christine Cooke 27:19 Rebecca Durant 29:46 Charlotte Harmer 29:59
Vanessa Clements 33:09 Anette Yeomanson 33:31 Jenny Welsh 36:10
On the 3rd November Matthew Stone and Scott Chadwick ran the Norwich Parkrun and both set new 5k pb’s with Matt running 18.29 and Scott 19.31. On the 23rd October Eddie Robson ran the Gorleston Park Run which was his first race for the club in 23.04.
Six Jaguars saddled up to take on the jumps of the Mucky Races Cross Country 10 k steeplechase at Blackwater Farm, Great Witchingham. All of them got very muddy crawling over the jumps and jumping through the ditches in the name of having a good time. Andy Mulligan was first Jaguar to finish, coming home in 19th overall whilst Sze-Ming Cheung set a more sedate pace in helping a friend round.
1st Jag 19th place Andy Mulligan 48.32
2nd 34th place Mel Porter 51.43
3rd 99th place Martin Bagnall 58.33
4th 100th place Sue Alan 58.42
5th 175th place Heather Hollister 1.10.51
6th 267th place Sze-Ming Cheung 1.27.26
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