Norwich Parkrun

In event number 101 held on the 4th August, Ben Letzer, who famously once told me that “He wouldn’t get out of bed for anything less than a marathon,” ran his first Parkrun and set an excellent 18.23 pb. On the same day Lawrence Wade was awarded the overall points prize for the 2011 / 2012 season. Lawrence has completed nearly 50 parkruns in total, winning one and consistently finishing near the front on almost every other occasion.

Worstead 5

On a lovely evening for running, over half the club turned out for the Worstead 5 mile road race. 51 orange vests were on show in what must be a club record for a single race. On a course which has most of the last mile uphill, ten runners finished with personal best times, most notably Lawrence Wade who finished first Jaguar and Ellie Bye who led the ladies home. Other notable runs came from Ken Bowman who on his 65th birthday ran a Platinum standard time and Deb Jones who in her first race at this distance for the club finished with a very good silver standard time. A further 12 Jaguars ran the distance for the first time. Hopefully the experience of running with so many fellow club members will have them all coming back for more.

Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Lawrence Wade29.21 (pb)Gold
Mark Haynes30.23Gold
Ben Letzer30.34Gold
Wayne Gibbs31.52Silver
Darren Edridge32.25Gold
Mel Porter32.45 (pb)Gold
Alan Bushell33.22Silver
Ben Dennington33.27 (pb)Silver
Richard Collyer33.41 (pb)Silver
Ken Bowman33.58Platinum
Dean Blake34.06Silver
Grant Randall34.15Silver
Ellie Bye34.39 (pb)Silver
Scott Chadwick34.40Silver
Ady Jay35.59Silver
Jon Reader36.01Bronze
Emily Hannant36.18Silver
Stewart Marden36.23Silver
Deb Jones36.47 (1st)Silver
William Robinson 36.48 (1st)Bronze
Martin Bagnall37.14Silver
Melanie Burch37.14Silver
Gavin McKee37.18 (1st)Bronze
Gavin Lee38.04 (pb)
Steve Neal38.20Bronze
Jon Edwards38.23 Bronze
Jackie Bye38.48 (pb)Gold
Debbie Moore39.25 (1st)Silver
Danni Lee40.45 (Eq pb)Bronze
Joe West41.29
Sonya Turner41.44 (1st)Bronze
Christine Cooke41.45 (pb)Silver
Jill Cole42.31 (1st)Gold
Dave Simpson42.37Bronze
Adele Bushell42.39Bronze
Heather Holister42.54 (1st)Gold
Clare Hicks44.15 (pb)
Dee Neal44.23Silver
Rosemary Jackson44.29Silver
Claire Owen44.33
Sarah Letzer45.49 (1st)
Colin Jeckel46.11
Becky Durrant46.42Gold
Emma Blake46.58
Katherine Garwood49.06
Pauline Robinson52.45 (1st)
Annette Yeomanson54.59 (1st)
Dave Hutcheon55.41
Vanessa Clements55.52 (1st)
Jenny Welsh56.29 (1st)
Sarah Jay1.03.46

Dereham 5k

8 Jaguars travelled to Dereham for the weekends 5k. Lawrence Wade in coming home first for the club ran a new record in 17.35. Christine Cooke also ran a p.b. in 24.24. Emily Hannants run was good enough to earn her second place in her category. Ken Bowman with a time of 20.28 took 3rd place in the Mens 60+.
Full Results  Category Results

Name
Time
Standard
Lawrence Wade17.35 (pb) (cr)Gold
Steve Bates18.17Diamond
David Walker18.41 (1st)Gold
Ken Bowman20.28Diamond
Emily Hannant21.28Silver
David Brailey21.26Silver
Christine Cooke24.24 (pb)Gold
Becky Durant27.34Gold

Wroxham 5k

At least the thunder, lightning and heavy rain that was forecast waited until the runners were inside enjoying their well deserved tea and cake and I expect the dash to the cars afterwards was harder than the race. The 14  Jags who turned out all had excellent runs especially Scott Chadwick ,Ellie Bye and Grant Randell.  Scott, who has been trying to break the 20 min barrier for some time, finished in 19.44. Ellie knocked 25 seconds off her time running 21.25 and Grant ran a pb in 20.30. Rosemary Jackson ran her first 5k for the club in a silver standard time of 26.55.
Full Results

Name
Time
Standard
Mark Haynes18.29Gold
Scott Chadwick19.44 (pb)Silver
Grant Randell20.30 (pb)Gold
Rod Bye20.37Gold
Jon Reader20.43Silver
Ady Jay20.58Silver
Ellie Bye21.25 (pb)Silver
David Brailey21.48Bronze
Martin Colley21.49Bronze
Melanie Burch22.31Silver
Jackie Bye23.57Gold
Claire Owen26.04Bronze
Adele Bushel26.07Bronze
Rosemary Jackson26.55 (1st)Silver

Ekiden Relays

As usual ‘Ipswich Jaffa’ turned on the good weather for ‘The Ekiden Relays’ which was welcomed by the 115 teams competing. The event is run over the marathon distance of  26.2 miles with 6 members in each team running varying distances.  Our first team home, in 50th position, were ‘The Misfits’ in an overall time of 3.14.38.  The ‘Foxes’ were 73rd in 3.28.30 and ‘The Dreamteam’ 114th in 4.25.53. New members Steve Wragg, Vanessa Clements and Jenny Welsh ran in their orange vests for the first time and hopefully enjoyed the experience.
Team results

Marham 10 Miles

Steve Bates and Colin Robilliard  travelled to The Marham RAF base to compete in their 10 mile road race. The weather was much improved from previous days and this made for good running conditions. Colin won his age category in 1.05.13 and Steve was second in his age group in 1.02.58.    Full Results

Fairlands Valley Challenge

Ben Letzer and Alan Bushell travelled to Stevenage for the Fairlands Valley Spartans 50k (31 miles) challenge and both came away with excellent results. The day was dry but previous rainfall made this mostly off-road race very muddy. Competitors had to navigate the course themselves making the challenge even more difficult. Out of a large field of 124 Ben finished in 6th place overall in a time of 5.05 whilst Alan came in 32nd in 5.43.
Full Results

The Lord Mayors 5k

Lawrence Wade and Steve Bates turned out for the Lord Mayor’s 5k ,which can be a bit daunting to see all the elite athletes lined up on the start line, but this didn’t stop the pair having great runs. Lawrence, who was running this race for the first time, ran a really strong race with an excellent sprint finish which gave him a well deserved placing of 39th and a time of 17.52.  Steve having run this race before knew what to expect and ran the first lap conservatively picking it up on the second lap to finish in 52nd position in 18.33. Well done lads you did the club proud.      results    photos     photos

Humpty Dumpty 10k

Only a scattering of Jaguars turned out for the Humpty Dumpty 10k maybe because this is a challenging course, but although warm this year, the scorching temperatures of the last two years stayed away, making quite a nice day for running. Colin Robilliard was first Jaguar home in the process taking first prize in his age category. There was a pb for Ben Dennington and a first run at this distance for Gemma Francis.
Full Results      Prizes

Name
Time
Standard
Colin Robilliard39.31Diamond
Richard Collyer43.36Silver
Grant Randall44.29Silver
Ben Dennington44.36 (pb)Bronze
Dave Simpson51.01Silver
Ady Jay51.55
Sarah Jay51.59Silver
Gemma Francis56.13 (1st)
Becky Durant57.32 Gold

Gorleston & Norwich Park Runs

For the second week running Lawrence Wade won the Gorleston Park Run but this time in a new personal best time of 17.48.  David Brailey also ran a personal best at Norwich on the 23rd June taking almost 20 seconds off his previous time in 21.17.

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