Trowse 10k

Twelve Jaguars earned their chocolate on Easter Sunday by taking on one of the harder Norfolk races and on a course not widely regarded as one for fast runs 4 managed to achieve personal best times. Pride of place goes to Lawrence Wade who came 12th in 37.28, but David Egerton, David Brailey  and Katherine Garwood also brushed aside the two tough climbs to record their best ever times at this distance.
Full Results

Lawrence Wade37.28 (pb)Gold
Rod Bye42.45Gold
Richard Collyer43.26Silver
David Egerton43.33 (pb)Silver
David Brailey46.48 (pb)Bronze
Jackie Bye50.40Gold
Jackie Harrop51.22 (1st)Gold
Rebecca Widdows52.07 (1st)Bronze
Claire Owen55.49
Adele Bushell57.28Bronze
Becky Durant58.05Gold
Katherine Garwood60.14 (pb)

Fritton Lake Cross Country Half Marathon

With apologies for the late report, on the 18th March 5 brave Jaguars took on the mud in the first running of the Friton Lake Cross Country half marathon. Pride of place goes to Mel Porter who cam 10th over all with a time of 1.32.30, also taking first prize in his age category. Sue Allen (1.53.07) and Heather Hollister (1.59.18) also both ran exceptionally well both taking first place in their respective age categories. in drizzly conditions  which made running slippery and muddy Martin Bagnall (1.42.30) and Christine Cooke (2.03.13) also got their trainers dirty coming in with times that most people would be proud of for a road race.
Full Results

Good Friday 10k

On an excellent day for running 4 Jaguars travelled to Ditchingham for the Bungay Black Dog 10k. Steve Bates was first home for the club in an outstanding diamond standard time of 37.12. Next to finish was Peter Cobb who, in his first race for several years ran exceptionally well to finish 2nd in his age group with a time of 44.31 (also diamond standard). Dawn and Richard Collyer came in together with Dawn coming close to a personal best in a bronze standard time of 52.31.
Full Results Prizes

Park Run

Lawrence Wade ran another 5k p.b. at The Norwich Park Run taking a further 10 seconds off his previous time in 17.51.  The Club Record could be in danger of being broken this year as there are a few in the club getting very close to Mark Haynes time of 17.42.

Mad March Hare 10k

The first running of  The Mad March Hare 10k was a great success with over 150 runners taking to the start line. Andrew Mulligan was first across the line for the home team, coming in tenth overall with an excellent gold standard time of  37.50, only two other Jaguars took part, both first time runners for the club Ben Dennington and William Robinson, Ben ran a bronze standard 46.19 whilst William posted a very respectable 47.22

Norwich Park Run

Scott Chadwick was in a determined mood this morning setting off at a good pace which paid off in a p.b. He took 30 seconds off his time and just missed breaking 20 mins by two seconds. Not to be outdone partner Claire Owen also ran a p.b. in 25 .14. Obviously the winter training is paying off.

Norwich Park Run 3rd & 10th March

Another week on from the Wymondham 20 and still records are being broken.  This time by Steve Bates, who goes into hibernation over the winter, and now in the 40 -44 age group broke the age group record running 17.55 in a diamond standard time. Other p.b’s on the day went to Lawrence Wade (18.00 – gold), Dave Egerton (20.38 – gold), Ellie Bye (21.59 – silver) and David Brailey (22.01 – bronze).  The previous week Sarah Jay regained her club age record from Debbie Moore running 23.10.(silver standard).

Wymondham 20 miles

There were  some excellent times achieved in the Wymondham 20 which goes to show that marathon training is going well. Ben Letzer was the star of the show running a club record in an outstanding time of 2.09.51. If he keeps this up all the club records will be broken this year. Andrew Mulligan, Mel Porter, and Jon Howe ran p.b’s with Mark Harmer, Scott Chadwick, Rod Bye, Denver Slowther, Jackie Bye, Debbie Moore, Emma Blake and Becky Durant running the distance for the first time. A special mention should go to our Chairlady who, up until the race, had only run 10 miles in training so perhaps, on that form, she should enter a marathon next year!!  Colin Robilliard was in the prizes once again winning 2nd in his age group (what’s happened to 1st Colin). Ben, Andrew and Mark were 2nd in the senior men’s team category.
Full Results

Ben Letzer2.09.51 (pb) (cr)gold
Andrew Mulligan2.16.01 (pb)gold
Mel Porter2.22.56 (pb)gold
Jon Howe2.26.19gold
Colin Robilliard2.29.26diamond
Mark Harmer2.33.51 (1st)silver
Scott Chadwick2.35.58 (1st)bronze
Denver Slowther2.38.20 (1st)bronze
Jackie Bye3.02.51 (1st)gold
Debbie Moore3.10.11 (1st)bronze
Emma Blake3.22.14 (1st)
Becky Durant3.51.00 (1st)bronze

Various Events

On the 19th February Deb Jones took part in the Brighton Half Marathon, and although due to an error in the course measurement it turned out to be slightly longer she still completed the course in a bronze standard 1:54:59. Website

On the 22nd February Richard and Dawn Collyer travelled to Guildford, Surrey and the picturesque grounds of Losely Hall for the PSUK Cross Country championships. On the challenging course Dawn completed the 4.5 mile 2 lap womens race in a time of  44.17, whilst Richard finished the 6.5 mile  mens race well down the field with a time of 56.37.

On the 25th February Ben Letzer took part in the Winter Poppyline Challenge. Not exactly a race but more of a long distance challenge, it is organised by the Long Distance Walkers association, who despite their name do allow runners to take part. The 52.7 mile route started and finished at Cromer taking in the lanes and fields of North Norfolk. Ben completed the double marathon distance in an amazing time of 8 hours 52 minutes. Website

On the 25th February in the Norwich parkrun Richard Collyer ran a silver standard time of 20:34, taking a whole second from his previous best. Website

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