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
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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

LDWA Daffodil Dawdle 30th March 2014

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The Daffodil Dawdle, now in its 25th year, was a successful event in more ways than one: “What a difference a year makes! No snow, fine weather and almost no mud. A record entry and a record number of finishers!” is how the Results Editor, David Laight described the event. Our very own Ben Letzer, gave the 26.6 mile long route “ultramarathon” distance a crack (yes, anything over 26.2 marathon distance is deemed an “ultramarathon”!).  Finishing in 4 hours dead, Ben placed joint second in a field where approximately half “ran” the Long Distance Walkers’ Association event.

Full Results

 

London Marathon

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The 2014 London Marathon certainly proved to be the “year of the debutant”. Running behind Mo Farah’s inaugural full marathon appearance were 9 Jaguars, 7 of whom were also making their club debuts at the distance. This year also saw female Jaguars dominate the field of club members at the race with 7 lady members taking part in the coveted 26.2 mile event.

Full Results

Name
Time
Emma Blake4:46:54
Peter Kean-Cockburn4:53:23 (1st)
Lisa Symon4:53:45 (1st)
Danny Sweatman4:57:12 (1st)
Julie Jarvey5:40:31 (1st) (ar)
Annette Yeomanson5:57:19 (1st)
Orla Cobb6:04:23 (1st)
Vanessa Clements 6:31:35 (1st) (ar)
Jennifer Welsh6:31:35

Cambridge Duathlon

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Whilst several jaguars took on the London Marathon, one member went to the “number two” national sporting event today – The Cambridge Duathlon (7.5k run/40k bike/7.5k run) held in the village of Bottisham on the outskirts of the City itself. With participation in Ironman Sweden looming, Richard Collyer’s race aim was to try and keep pacing comfortable, ultimately attempting to run the second leg quicker than the first – which he achieved. His split times of 34:16/1:17:01/33:56 culminated in a finish time of 2:27:39 placing him 54th overall and 4th in the 45-49 age category.

Full Results

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