Norwich Park Run No.115 & Gorleston Park Run No.186

In rather wet conditions Scott Chadwick continued his run of good form by producing yet  another personal best time of 19.21.  Dave Simpson was competing his first race in the over 60 category running a silver standard time of 25.24.   At Gorleston on the same day Eddie Robson also ran a p.b. in  22.52.

57th Dovedale Dash

The 57th year of the Dovedale Dash proved to be as popular as ever with over 1500 runners taking part. When The Jaguars arrived at the start they were met by other Norfolk runners from Wymondham AC who had also made the trek up to run this demanding race. The day was dry but very cold so we knew the river crossing wouldn’t  be pleasant but at least the cold numbs parts of the body and makes the pain more bearable.The start was amazing with 1500 people charging down the steep hill, jumping over rocks, running through deep mud and just trying to stay upright although a few didn’t achieve this and there were a few bodies rolling down the hill (I think that might be classed as cheating). The course itself proved to be the muddiest it has ever been with runners getting stuck, losing shoes, sliding down bankings and yet everyone seemed to be having a great time and the atmosphere was fantastic. Our team members all ran well with Mark Haynes finishing  in a superb 52nd position. Darren Edridge was next in 210th place and then Ady Jay in 567th place.  Sarah Jay ran strongly to finish in 647th place and further down the field were the knackered knees duo of Dave Hutcheon 973rd and Brenda Hutcheon 998th.  We were joined by ex-member Clive Steward who was 195th and Paul and Julie Jarvey who were 451st and 1398th respectively.  The inter-club team winners were Mark, Darren and Julie.  We all had a great week-end with good company, good food and drink and no injuries. Roll on next year.   Website      Video

Sheringham Park Run No. 1

7  Jaguars made history by competing in the very first Sheringham Park Run. Everyone enjoyed the breathtaking views and ran well on this very hard course which is mainly off road, very hilly and very muddy. I recommend the Jaguars give it a try if only to enjoy the seascape and exciting swoop down towards the steam trains.

Results as follows:

Mark Harmer  20:53  Christine Cooke  27:19   Rebecca Durant   29:46  Charlotte Harmer 29:59
Vanessa Clements  33:09  Anette Yeomanson   33:31  Jenny Welsh   36:10

Norwich Parkrun 114

On the 3rd November Matthew Stone and Scott Chadwick ran the Norwich Parkrun and both set new 5k  pb’s with Matt running  18.29 and Scott 19.31. On the 23rd October Eddie Robson ran the Gorleston Park Run which was his first race for the club in 23.04.
Parkrun Website

Mucky Races

Six Jaguars saddled up to take on the jumps of the Mucky Races Cross Country 10 k steeplechase at Blackwater Farm, Great Witchingham. All of them got very muddy crawling over the jumps and jumping through the ditches in the name of having a good time. Andy Mulligan was first Jaguar to finish, coming home in 19th overall whilst Sze-Ming Cheung set a more sedate pace in helping a friend round.

1st Jag       19th place              Andy Mulligan       48.32
2nd            34th place              Mel Porter            51.43
3rd            99th place              Martin Bagnall       58.33
4th            100th place            Sue Alan               58.42
5th            175th place            Heather Hollister   1.10.51
6th            267th place            Sze-Ming  Cheung        1.27.26
Mucky Races Website

Holt 10k

The fast, flat rural course for the Holt 10k especially suited Grant Randall and Jackie Bye who both set new personal bests and despite the cold the other 8 Jaguars all recorded very good times. Steve Bates was the fastest Jaguar with a superb time of 37.37 and 6 runners recorded gold standard times or better. Ken Bowman in finishing with a time of 43.35 took the club 65 – 70 age category record.
Full Results

Steve Bates37.37Diamond
Colin Robilliard39.08Platinum
Wayne Gibbs42.24Silver
Grant Randall42.27 (pb)Gold
Ken Bowman43.35Diamond
Ellie Bye44.15Silver
Rod Bye44.15Gold
Vicky Tovell49.25 (1st)Silver
Jackie Bye49.31 (pb)Gold
Jackie Harrop51.42Gold

Amsterdam Marathon, Great Yarmouth Marathon, Great Yarmouth 10k

A busy weekend for the Jaguars, with Mark Harmer travelling furthest to complete the Amsterdam marathon in and excellent bronze standard 3.37.27.

Other marathon runners were Andrew Mulligan and Becky Durant who ran a one off race to celebrate 25 years of Great Yarmouth Road Runners. Held over 3 laps of a flat seafront course the race became more difficult as it went on as the weather became colder and windier, but both Jaguars ran very well, Andy with a bronze standard 3.22.25 and Becky with a bronze standard 5.35.32.

Held in conjunction with the marathon the annual East Coast Run took in part of the same course in a change from the route used in previous years. This obviously suited most of the Jaguars who took part with some great results. Lawrence Wade was first to cross the line for the club with a gold standard time of 37.45. Not far behind was Matthew Stone who in a time of 38.23 took first place overall in the Male V40 category. Ellie Bye was first lady home, in the process smashing both her personal best and taking 2 minutes from the club 10k record. She also took third prize in the senior female category and together with Christine Cooke and Claire Owen took third place in the ladies team category. Scott Chadwick, Christine Cooke and David Brailey also ran personal bests whilst Sze-Ming Cheung ran the distance for the first time.
Great Yarmouth Results  Amsterdam Results

Lawrence Wade37.45Gold
Matthew Stone38.23Gold
Sze-Ming Cheung40.18 (1st)Bronze
Scott Chadwick41.13 (pb)Silver
Grant Randall43.10Silver
Ellie Bye43.46 (pb) (cr)Silver
David Brailey46.27 (pb)Silver
Christine Cooke51.36 (pb)Gold
Claire Owen54.02Bronze

Race Round Up

On the 29th September at Norwich parkrun Sze-Ming Cheung achieved a new 5k pb of 19.05 (silver standard). The following day he and two other Jaguars, Steve Lawrence and Jeremy Lawrence ran the inaugral Ealing half marathon. Sze-Ming finished in1.27.49(Gold standard), Jeremy 1.42.36 (silver standard) and Steve 1.56.12.

On the 13th October Ben Letzer ran the Norfolk Coastal Ultra, an out and back course of 62 miles (!!) starting and finishing at Kelling Heath. Although billed as flat, the course contained many stretches of sand, shingle and off road trails. Ben finished the race 5th overall, from 71 finishers, in an amazing 9.59.06

On the 14th October David Egerton ran the Marriotts Way 10k in a time of 46.47 (silver) finishing 22nd overall.
Marriott’s Way Results   Norwich Parkrun Results  Ealing Half Marathon (Press Report) Norfolk Ultra Results

The Perkins Great Eastern Run

There were some very good performances by the 6 Jaguars who crossed the border for the Peterborough half marathon, Ben Dennington ran very well in his first half for the club, whilst Sze-Ming Chung narrowly missed out on a personal best by 1 second.  Stewart Marden had another good run achieving a personal best. Performance of the day however should be awarded to Deb Jones who with a gold standard time of 1.42.18 took an amazing 12 1/2 minutes from her previous best! and gave her the age category record.
Full Results

Sze-Ming Chung1.27.33Gold
Ben Dennington1.36.19 (1st)Silver
Stewart Marden1.36.54 (pb)Gold
Deb Jones1.42.18 (pb)Gold
Peter Kean-Cockburn2.07.51
Dee Neal2.08.08Bronze


Shouldham Warren 5k Cross Country

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

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