Gatorade Dorney Triathlon

Rod and Ellie Bye had an early start to travel to the Olympic rowing lake at Eton Dorney for a standard Olympic Triathlon consisting of a 1500m swim/ 40k bike / 10k run. Rod finished in a time of 2.46.02 (33.08/1.23.40/45.11) and Ellie finished in 2.57.16
(31.07/1.33.34/49.22)
Full Results

Jolly Jags 10k

The Jolly Jags 10k had a finishing field of 127 runners and our own club member Richard Bateson was 3rd overall. Richard smashed the club record by a massive 2 minutes in a time of 34.26. Richard is just back from a stint in America and admitted to being on a diet of pizzas and donuts so it makes you wonder what he could have run had he eaten a wee bit healthier.  The best part of the morning had to be the wonderful cakes baked by the ladies and possibly some men members. Many thanks to all who helped to make it another succesful race.

Berlin Marathon

Sze-Ming Cheung, on one of his many trips, travelled to Berlin to compete in the Berlin Marathon. In doing so he ran a fantastic gold standard time of 3.04.47 taking  8 minutes off  his previous best time. As Sze goes up an age group in December he should qualify for an automatic entry to London 2015. In preparation for this he has entered the Rotterdam Marathon for 2014 hoping for a sub 3 hours.
Sze’s Result      Full Results

Round Norfolk Relay 2013

Becky’s Report on RNR

On the 15th September 2013, after running 197.2 miles, the Jaguars roared home in 23 hours 23 minutes and 26 seconds. This was the fastest time we have ever run this prestigious race. Well done Jags!

The club can be proud of its 8th position overall, 2nd in the Club Class Category and 3rd in the ARC Long Distance Relay category. Superb results for a relatively small club.

It was an absolute joy to watch as each runner prepared for the start. Whether it was Sue Allen’s attempt at world record shingle assisted Press-Ups or Mark Harmer’s efforts for a prize in the Ministry of Funny Jumps competition, each person’s idiosyncratic style produced excellent results. Everyone ran magnificently and judging by the smiles and laughter afterwards all enjoyed the experience. Our average minute mile pace was 7 minutes and 7 seconds, four seconds quicker than our previous best in 2011 and a huge 12 second improvement on last year.

The day began cold, wet and windy. Ben Letzer had to contend with a strong head wind, rain and shingle all the way to Hunstanton. The following hours continued in a similar vein and although it was dry during the night, the clear, star-filled sky meant it was only 4 degrees for our brave night time runners.

Congratulations to Jackie Bye for getting up early to go to work, then coming to help at the RNR, then returning home for only a few hours rest before her epic early morning Sunday run from Feltwell to Wissington. Her efforts produced an excellent time and a very high  72.02 age grading. This is just one example of the dedication and commitment needed to succeed and is indicative of the enthusiasm, training and generous spirit our runners show in their willingness to compete in this very tough event.

Of course without the helpers there wouldn’t be a race. Special mention must go to Martin Bagnall for serenading and providing musical as well as motorised horse- power support for some of our lucky runners. Janet Neale offered 60 Freddo Frogs for our 17 athletes. I am not sure what happened to 43 of these and I do apologise to Sze-Ming Cheung, as I don’t think he received one.

Next year?  Our tradition of enthusiasm, good will and dedication will secure good results I am sure.

I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Thank you Coltishall Jaguars.

***The following is a copy of an e-mail I have just received from the Chair of CONAC:-***

Becky

Congratulations to you and all your club members for a fantastic result in this year’s Round Norfolk Relay.

That’s no mean achievement, I should know and I’m delighted for you.

Best wishes

Granville Courtnell
City of Norwich AC
Chairman

RNR Website here for full results

Names in stage order
Distance
Time & pos in stage
Min mile pace
Age Graded
Ben Letzer16.81 1.55.50 (5th)6.5367.36
Alan Bushel14.06 1.43.27 (18th)7.2164.65
Sue Allen5.76 0.46.21 (24th)8.0270.49
Mark Haynes11.14 1.18.11 (11th)7.0164.16
Lawrence Wade10.811.14.55 (6th)6.5566.16
Ellie Bye7.900.57.00 (13th)7.1267.87
Mel Porter9.241.01.33 (12th)6.3971.75
Debbie Jones7.52 0.56.40 (22nd)7.3266.68
Scott Chadwick11.301.20.00 (21st)7.0464.03
Andy Mulligan20.062.29.19 (27th)7.2663.87
Mark Harmer14.601.42.06 (16th)6.5966.75
Colin Robilliard19.672.17.38 (10th)6.5980.63
Sze-Ming Cheung13.251.29.36 (8th)6.4568.57
Jackie Bye7.27 0.58.28 (29th)8.0172.02
Jeremy Lawrence10.591.16.29 (18th)7.1371.72
Sarah Jay5.49 0.40.57 (22nd)7.2771.11
Matt Stone11.731.15.01 (9th)6.2373.58

Lowestoft Scores Race

The 4.75 miles Lowestoft Scores is Britain’s most easterly hill race with a total of 401 steps so you need to be pretty fit to run it. Three of the five Jags who turned up to run found the hills helpful in their build up to the Round Norfolk Relay.  Lawrence Wade was first home for the club finishing in 8th position overall in a time of 28.45 .  Alan Bushell ran 34.00 and finished in 45th position. Sarah Jay ran 38.07 and came away with the first 45+ lady trophy. Emily Hannant, back after a break from running, ran 39.16.  Adele Bushel ran  42.24. and was 3rd 45+ lady.   Full Results

North Norfolk Triathlon

Andy Mulligan and Jonny Reader tok the plunge into Wells Quay and beyond for the North Norfolk Triathlon. The Olympic distance race comprised a 1 mile swim, 40k cycle and 10k run, and just for fun a great deal of the run was on the beach!! Both had excellent results. From a field of 242 Andy finished in 28th place with a total time of 2.14.41 (swim 23.30/cycle 1.06.02/run 42.46) and Jonny came in 51st in 2.18.28. (24.10/1.08.44/43.13)

Full Results

Wissey Half Marathon

On a beautiful day for running 9 Jaguars travelled to Oxborough for the Wissey Half Marathon. Colin Robilliard was 20th overall, taking first place in his age category.  Dean Blake and Richard Collyer both ran personal bests, Dean taking around 13 minutes from his previous record. Owen Barber ran the race distance for the first time for the club. Sze-Ming Cheung, Mark Harmer and Dawn Collyer all used the race as training for their various forthcoming marathon efforts.
Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Colin Robilliard1.25.34 (ar)Platinum
Sze-Ming Cheung1.28.43Gold
Dean Blake1.36.38 (pb)Silver
Stewart Marden1.37.20Gold
Richard Collyer1.38.50 (pb)Silver
Mark Harmer1.39.29Bronze
Dawn Collyer2.00.57
Emma Blake2.02.29Bronze
Owen Barber2.04.17 (1st)

Norwich Park Run 31st August

Two weeks on the trot Mary Owen has achieved a 5k p.b. Mary’s time is now down to 27.47 and a 60-64 age gold standard. It’s amazing what training with a group can do. Come on Claire – don’t let Mum have all the glory. Eddie Robson ran his 100th Park Run and was presented with a tee shirt and jacket.

Grimsthorpe Castle 10k

The Grimsthorpe 10k is set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. The event is run in conjunction with the Grimsthorpe carnival so the day out not only consist of the run but also provides music by some good bands, numerous stalls and many various activities plus a wonderful collection of classic cars and motorbikes which transported the boys back to their childhood. The start of the race is down a steep long grassy slope and then hits some hard hills up to the 5k point and the second half isn’t much easier either with quite a few uphills too. The finish is up the hill you started on so all in all it is a pretty tough course. The weather was unbelievably hot with quite a few drop outs along the way but the 4 Jags who ran stuck to their guns and actually seemed to enjoy the pain but I suppose they are used to it in training!!  Lawrence Wade had a great run finishing 5th overall and missing out on a prize by just one place in 38.22. Ady Jay on one of his many come back runs really struggled with the heat and nearly collapsed at the end but still finished in 46.24. Sarah Jay was strong on the hills and finished second in her 45+ age group missing out on first place by just 1 minute in  51.11. Brenda Hutcheon having not run a 10k for as long as she can remember (but that could have been yesterday) finished 1st in the 65+ age group in 61.11. Many thanks to Dave Hutcheon who was the baggage man and team support on the day. Believe it or not everyone is looking forward to next time. It would be good to get a few more Jags out and aim for a possible team prize.
Full Results

Reepham 10k

This is one of those races on which the sun always seems to shine and so it proved again this year. 8 Jaguars took part with notable results from Ken Bowman who take the club age category record with a time of 43.14 and Jeremy Lawrence, who ran a pb of 46.10. Jonathon Foot and Sarah Stubbs both ran the distance for the first time as club members.
Full Results and Photos

Name
Time
Standard
Ken Bowman43.14 (ar)Platinum
Jeremy Lawrence46.10 (pb)Silver
Jonathan Foot46.18 (1st)Silver
Ian Cleminson47.55Bronze
Sarah Stubbs48.34 (1st)Silver
Sarah Jay51.11Silver
Ana Ohde53.30Bronze
Becky Durant61.03Bronze
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