Ian Cleminson and Sarah Stubbs had great runs at the Gorleston Park Run both taking over a minute off their previous best times. Ian ran a silver standard time of 21.41 and Sarah, who was the first lady home, ran a silver time of 22.33. In Norwich Jackie Bye proved that gutsy running gets you everywhere as she ran a gold standard p.b. of 23.31. Lisa Symons ran her 4th p.b of the year running 25.22. Richard Collyer running his first 5k in the 45+ age group ran 20.21.
A record number of participants, another massive spectator turnout, big screens at the Finish and in the Beach Village, and new course records were just some of the highlights of the 4th edition of the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 14th April 2013.
Among the 9110 finishers was Sze-Ming Cheung who crossed the line with a chip time of 3.12.49 in 204th place. This was his first marathon as a club member and gave him a silver standard for the distance.
With the sun shining for the first time in weeks and the temperatures much warmer it made the going a little easier for the 373 runners taking part. Mark Harmer ran hard from the start and was rewarded with a 19.15 p.b. Orla Cobb also ran well to record a p.b. time of 29.03. Ben and Sarah Letzer ran with their 9 year old daughter Lily but on the last lap Lily pulled away from mum to run a time of 27.41. Ben just managed to keep up!! Henry Neal who started with the club at the beginners sessions earlier in the year ran his second park run and took an impressive 4 minutes off his previous time running 30.46
For most people the thought of running a marathon in under 4 hours is quite an achievement, but to do so having cycled over 350 miles to the start line takes things to another level, but that is exactly what Andy Mulligan did this week together with his friend Josh Brighty from Norwich Road Runners. In their bid to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance they took on the epic quest and whilst they still have to finish the ride home they look well on course to complete their challenge. Andy completed the marathon in a time of 3 hours 49 minutes and 16 seconds. If you wish to make a donation to their fund raising efforts go to their Just Giving page. Results
Lawrence Wade ran his first race ‘Up North’ and running for his second claim club Rochdale Harriers came away with a new club 5k record. Which goes to prove that hard winter training does pay off. The race was the inaugural Lottie Wilcocks 5k and his time of 17.29 gave him a gold standard. Full Results
Although still a little on the cold side, the drop in wind speed made almost perfect conditions for the 9 Jaguars who turned out for the 8th Diss Duathlon. The race consists of a 30k cycle sandwiched by 2 5.1k runs on a mostly flat course. Out in front for the club were Mark Haynes followed closely by Sze-Ming Cheung. The next 6 Jaguars from Rod Bye onwards came in at roughly 1 minute intervals. Jackie Bye was the only lady Jaguar to take part and she thoroughly enjoyed her first ever duathlon. All the times of the second run indicate just how difficult it is to maintain running speed with 18 miles of cycling in the legs. Ken Bowman in finishing with a time of 1.53.36 took first prize in his age category.
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On a tough course not normally known for producing fast times, the 6 competing Jaguars earned their chocolate in excellent style. Three of our runners brushed aside the 2 tough climbs with Mark Harmer and Rebecca Widdows both taking a minute each from their personal bests, but what a run by Katherine Garwood who beat her previous best by over a minute and a half . Well done also to the other three Jaguars who all ran very good times given the course and conditions, especially to Becky Durant who was rewarded for her efforts with second prize in her age category. This clearly bodes very well for all the runners times when the going gets flat.
|Mark Harmer||40.57 (pb)||Silver|
|Rebecca Widdows||51.07 (pb)||Bronze|
|Katherine Garwood||58.50 (pb)|
A biting head wind and a rolling first half to this race meant that personal bests were going to be in short supply and so it proved for the four Jaguars who journeyed south to Ditchingham for this race run by Bungay Black Dog Running Club. Steve Bates came home in 20th place overall with a gold standard 38.25, followed by Richard Collyer, 44.17 (silver) Denver Slowther 45.17 (bronze) and Dave Simpson 51.51 (silver).
Considering the freezing cold windy day and on an undulating course the Jags who were brave enough to venture out into the wintry conditions had fantastic results. We had members running the distance for the first time, p.b’s, and numerous category prizes. Lawrence Wade, Sze-Ming Cheung , Ellie Bye and Jackie Harrop were racing the distance for the first time for the club. P.b’s went to Christine Cooke and Adele Bushell while the prizes were as follows:- Richard Bateson – 1st senior man, Ellie Bye 2nd overall lady, Rod Bye 2nd 50+, Colin Robilliard 2nd 55+, Ken Bowman 1st 65+ (club age record), Sarah Jay 2nd 45+ (club age record) and Becky Durant, who pops up at every race on the calender, 2nd 60+
|Lawrence Wade||1.02.23 (1st)||gold|
|Sze-Ming Cheung||1.12.13 (1st)||silver|
|Ellie Bye||1.12.57 (1st)||silver|
|Christine Cooke||1.28.08 (pb)||silver|
|Adele Bushell||1.28.33 (pb)||silver|
|Jackie Harrop||1.36.01 (1st)||bronze|
The 12 Jags who ran the Broadland Half Marathon found the hills and wind rather challenging but that didn’t stop 4 achieving p.b.s. Three of these were ladies, so come on lads your turn in the next race. Having said that Sze, Ben and Dean did well to win the senior men’s team prize. Full Results
|Grant Randell||1.40.59 (pb)||silver|
|Dean Blake||1.49.26 (1st)|
|Adele Bushell||2.01.20 (pb)||bronze|
|Claire Owen||2.04.03 (pb)||bronze|
|Fiona Baldwin||20.4.05 (pb)||bronze|
|Sarah Letzer||2.11.14 (1st)|
|Orla Cobb||2.15.14 (1st)|