This was the first cross country of the year and once again the sun was shining on Shouldham. It was good to see Lawrence Wade, Richard and Dawn Collyer and Christine Cooke having a go at this cross country event for the first time,which is all part of good winter training ,and hopefully they will turn out for the next race in November which is the extra tough hilly 9k. Lawrence was 6th senior man in 18.07, Richard 8th v40 in 20.50, Dawn 8th senior lady in 25.20 and Christine 8th v45 in 24.37. Other regular runners at Shouldham were Darren Edridge 5th v4o in 19.28, Sarah Jay 6th v45 in 23.59, Dave Hutcheon ,who took a nasty tumble near the start of the race but managed to pick himself up and carry on was 8th v60 in 26.10 and Brenda Hutcheon 3rd v55 in 27.01. There were two mini jags running in the under 9’s 800 metre race and both ran excellent p.b’s. Maggie Mayo was 6th girl in 3.37 and Alana Edridge 23rd girl in 4.22. The next race in the series is on November 18th. Full results
Three Jaguars were eligible to take part in this years PSUK National 10 Mile Championships, and this year it was a home fixture taking place in and around the grounds of Sandringham. In near perfect running conditions the two lap course was completed by the winner in just over 54 minutes, Richard Collyer finished in the slightly more sedate pace of 1.15.32 (silver standard). Emily Hannant finished with an excellent personal best 1.19.05 (silver standard) and in the process was part of the Norfolk senior ladies team that took second place overall and first place in the minor forces category. Dawn Collyer in finishing with a time of 1.28.04 ran extremely well to achieve a personal best for the distance.
Special thanks should also go to the following Jaguars who gave up their free time to assist in the race organisation, Brenda Hutcheon, Dave Hutcheon, Jackie Bye, Ady Jay, Christine Cooke and Jackie Harrop. Your help was invaluable and very much appreciated. Thanks also to the club for the use of some vital equipment.
Sze-Ming Cheung took 4 minutes of his personal best time at the Epworth Half Marathon which gave him a gold standard time of 1.27.22.
In Sze’s own words below:-
Situated in the picturesque small market town of Epworth North Lincolnshire, the single lap course is renowned for its flat profile throughout and long straight beside the River trent. Conditions were perfect: 12c, light crosswind breeze and overcast. Supplemented with friendly local support and a lively start/finish area, it made for fab race well worth the long journey with PB potential.
RNR Report by Becky Durant
The weekend of 15th /16th September was a very exciting and busy one for the Jaguars. Whilst three brave members ran up and down hundreds of steps in Lowestoft, 17 others raced round Norfolk, covering exactly 197 miles between them.
It was very hot at 9:30 Saturday morning when, amidst shouts of excitement from fans and supporters, our first runner left Kings Lynn. It was still hot 24 hours and two minutes later when our last runner galloped across the finishing line to be greeted by a host of Golden Cheers from tired but excited Jaguar Supporters.
We did well. We came fourth in the Club Class Category and 11th overall out of 58 Teams. The success of the race was due largely to the diligent preparation of the runners and the precision of the helpers. If there was a prize for the slickest, neatest handovers we would surely have won.
A huge “thank you” to everyone who made this weekend such fun. Only another year before the next RNR. RNR Website
1. K Lynn – Hunstanton 16.81 miles. Stephen Niblett 2:05:28
2. Hunstanton – Burnham Overy 14.06 miles.Darren Edridge 1:52:05
3. B. Overy – Wells 5.76 miles. Wayne Gibbs 0:40:39
4.Wells – Cley 11.14 miles. Andrew Mulligan 1:17:54
5. Cley – Cromer 10.81 miles. Lawrence Wade 1:16:53
6. Cromer – Mundesley 7.90 miles. Emily Hannant 1:01:13
7. Mundesley – Lessingham 9.24 miles.Jonny Reader 1:05:08
8. Lessingham- Horsey 7.52 miles. Debbie Moore 1:01:15
9. Horsey – Gt Yarmouth 11.30 miles. Mark Haynes 1:17:24
10. Great Yarmouth – Bungay 20.06 miles.Ben Letzer 2:12:18
11. Bungay – Scole 14.60 miles. Colin Robilliard 1:41:20
12. Scole – Thetford 19.67 miles. Mark Harmer 2:30:14
13. Thetford – Feltwell 13.26 miles. Mel Porter 1:36:36
14. Feltwell – Wissington 7.27 miles.Ellie Bye 0:54:33
15. Wissington – D. Mkt 10.59 miles.Debbie Jones 1:23:01
16. D. Mkt – Stowbridge 5.49 miles. Danni Lee 0:44:02
17. Stowbridge – K. Lynn 11.73 miles.Alan Bushell 1:22:11
3 brave members tackled the 409 steps of the notorious Lowestoft Scores Race and had great results coming away with a medley of prizes. Sue Allen won the ladies 50+ and Heather Hollister the ladies 60+. Adele Bushell was running the race for the first time and thought it was fantastic (she must be mad) and together the three won the second ladies team prize. Full Results Prizes
Jon Reader was the sole Jaguar to enter the Framlingham 10k and his recent training for the Round Norfolk Relay has obviously paid off as he ran one of his fastest times for years with an excellent silver standard time of 42.21.
Some excellent running in recent Parkruns has produced personal 5k best times for 3 Jaguars. On the 25th August Ana Ohde ran the Norwich event in a time of 23.19 (silver standard), and on the 1st of September also in Norwich, Ellie Bye (21.22 – silver) and Orla Cobb (29.17) also completed 5k p.b’s.
Only 3 Jaguars travelled to Oxborough for the Wissey Half Marathon and whilst Sze-Ming Cheung was looking for a time around 1.30 he cannot have been disappointed with his finishing time of 1.31.41 giving him a silver standard in his first run at this distance for the club. Becky Durant turned in her usual excellent display with a gold standard time of 2.12.57 which also gave her a silver county medal. Richard Collyer, convinced the course was all uphill, also ran with a time of 1.47.34.
The hot conditions made for hard going as 10 Jaguars sweated their way round Reepham for this years 10k. First to finish for the club was Scott Chadwick with a bronze standard 44.16, but the performance of the day went to Heather Hollister who with a gold standard 55.00 took first prize in the ladies 60+ category.
|Deb Jones||49.35 (1st)||Silver|
|Lisa Symon||56.28 (1st)|
While the majority of the 300+ park runners were struggling with the heat, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, no p.b’s were expected and yet two Jags surprised themselves by doing just that. Sze-Ming Cheung took almost 30 seconds off his time running 19.29 and Sarah Letzer took 48 seconds off her best time running 27.26.