Yesterday Adele and I did our 2nd Swim Run. This year I found it tough as I didn’t have the stamina gained from my Marathon training last year. But saying that we came in 4th in our category again 💪💪. We run 2.9k swim 650m R 1.4k S400m. R0.6k S180m R0.6k S 160m R 0.4k S430m R2.3k. There is no transition you swim in your running shoes, and run with your goggles and swim hat. The run is all cross country, the swim is in and out of Fritton Lake at different points having to avoid natural obstacles. Although I was completely spent on the last Run Adele Literally drag me through the finish line. Thank you 



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Andy Mulligan18.10GOLD
Jack Stuttle18.17GOLD
Leigh Nixon18.40FTGOLD
James Lambert19.04SILVER
Jamie Bell 19.06SILVER
Darren Tubby19.16SILVER
Clive Cartner19.19SILVER
Neil Button19.25GOLD
Radley Fenn19.34SILVER
Melvyn Porter19.47GOLD
Thomas Lincon-Kemp20.08GOLD
Shane Bidle20.18SILVER
Nick Hudson20.30SILVER
Nicola Lambert-John21.03GOLD
Elly Young21.04GOLD
Emma Blake21.22GOLD
Jason corner21.26FTSILVER

WROXHAM 5K RACE 3 04/07/2018

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Jack Stuttle17.52YESGOLD
Dean Blake18.20YESDIAMOND
Jamie Bell18.27YES
Neil Button18.41YESGOLD
Clive Cartner18.56YESGOLD
Graham Johnson19.48GOLD
Lee Emmett19.47YESSILVER
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp19.52YESGOLD
Shane Bidle19.53YESSILVER
Phil Henry20.04 YES & 3rd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Keith Brighty20.45GOLD
Emma Wilcock20.48SILVER
Rebecca Pountain20.59GOLD
Stephen Pointer21.18BRONZE
Julian Smith21.39YESSILVER
Paul Emery21.33GOLD
Luke Townsend21.51FTBRONZE
Nicolas Eley21.41DIAMOND
Ruth Pilch21.41DIAMOND
Andrew Jarvis22.04FTBRONZE
Mathew Cole22.10BRONZE
Sonja White22.22YESGOLD
Paul Rodgers22.24SILVER
Georgina Blake23.02
Eden Rudling22.58YESBRONZE
Joanna Cottrell23.30SILVER
Charlotte Reed22.59BRONZE
Emma Jordan23.54SILVER
Graham Fryer23.56BRONZE
Ruth Gainsford24.07YESGOLD
Amy Edwards24.17YESBRONZE
Radley Fenn24.18
Katie Fenn24.18FTBRONZE
Adele Bushell24.29YESGOLD
Claire Owen24.31SILVER
Tamara Mills24.44SILVER
Andy Richards24.54YESSILVER
David Simpson 24.57GOLD
Angela Bell25.13
Rosemary Johnson25.182nd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Hattie Swain25.18YES
Finlay Harper25.26YES
Andrew Wicks25.39FT
Maisie Harper25.43YES
Vikki Harper25.44BRONZE
Stephen Ganson26.03FTSILVER
Sharon Jones27.07BRONZE
Jackie Gooch27.12SILVER
Dawn Chapman27.22BRONZE
Violet Vincent27.23FT
Lynn Lambert27.39YESBRONZE
Helen Ganson28.21FTSILVER
Alice Bushell28.31FT
Rosie Murry28.59YES
Annette Yeomanson29.15
Carry Catchpole29.49FT
Marion Bensley30.26
Olivia Newstead31.10
Laura Hick31.34
Hayley Smith33.16YES
Jamie Harkin33.18FT
Jenny Welsh37.48YES


Holkham Outlaw Half 2018

I completed the first Holkham Outlaw Half in 2016 in 7hrs 31.29. It was the longest triathlon I had ever done and I was on such a high on the finish line all I wanted to do was a full Ironman. I signed up to do Ironman Wales in 2017. I committed to a training plan and stood, on September 10th 2017, on the start line the fittest I had ever been. The Welsh weather however was far from kind, it was described by the female winner, Lucy Charles, after the race as ‘biblical’. This resulted in a very rough sea and with the swim being my weakest discipline I didn’t complete the required 2.4 mile swim. Devastated.
To rebuild my confidence, and prove to myself that all the Ironman training had not been wasted I decided to revisit Holkham Outlaw in 2018. My aim being to improve my time and regroup with a possible full Ironman distance in 2019. So I signed up and start the training and prep for a race in July. This is when I join the Jaguars, I remember Holkham having a few little hills, I run miles to avoid hills, so I decide some more structured training can do me no harm.

1st July 2018 Holkham Outlaw Half

The alarm goes off. Despite staying in Stiffkey this early start is required to ensure I can enjoy (force down) some breakfast, and arrive in transition to set out my kit, do some final checks, and check again. The usual toilet stops and put on my wetsuit. I’m in the final wave starting at 07.25, so plenty of time to prepare (get nervous).
Normally I’m standing around waiting to start feeling cold, not today. Even at this hour the weather is pleasantly warm.

The swim – 1.2 miles
We are allowed into the water around 10 minutes before race start. Holkham lake is not the nicest lake to walk into. To start it is quite stony and sharp, then you go into mud and as you stand there you can feel your feet sinking deeper. I was in mud up to my knees!
I always position myself to the back of the group due to being a slower swimmer. All I gain by going to the front is everyone swimming over me, I’ve tried it once and have no desire to repeat the experience!
The klaxon sounds and I quickly get into my rhythm. It’s a simple course, you swim down the lake heading away from the main hall, around an island then head back towards the hall and exit just up from where the start is. I feel very relaxed, which is unusual for me swimming, but I put this down to the fact that for a large part of the swim I am able to see my partner on the bank, and this always inspires me to try my best. I’m managing to keep with the back of the pack and even over take a few from my wave and at least one from the wave before.
I exit the water in 52.39 mins, and run into Transition 1 trying at the same time to get out of my wetsuit. I never rush too much in transition I always go with the plan of making sure I have something to drink and that my clothes are comfortable ready for the next round. Chafe is something that becomes very unpleasant quite quickly!

The bike – 56 miles
The bike course heads out of Holkham up towards the obelisk which is a slight incline and then straight out onto the road. The temperature is starting to rise and so is the wind. It’s a beautiful bike course, along the coast, past Sandringham, down some quiet country lanes and there is always someone in front of me to focus on. I feel I am flying along and in this early stage I am passing people. I know the first feed station is at 24 miles so I put my head down and focus on ticking off the miles.
The feed station arrives and I take the opportunity to swap my empty bottle for a full one and grab a toilet stop, not easy when you are in a tri suit and trying to avoid touching anything in the porta loo!!! 😬
I’m back on the road and focusing on the last half. I know a long stretch of the main Fakenham road is approaching, and having checked wind direction know this is going to be head wind.
The main road has one plus, it’s tarmac and smooth, which is a pleasure for many reason. However, the headwind is knocking off any speed that this smooth surface should supply. I know this stretch is 14 miles long, so tuck in and try to think of anything apart from the wind. I continued pass people, and come across some who have obviously been mentally broken by this section. I offer words of encouragement on my way past and tell them that quickly this head wind will be behind us (it never was, but I hoped it made them feel better!!)
At last the end of the headwind torture comes and we turn off the main road at just under 50 miles. Another feed station which I cycle through with my mind firmly set on reaching Transition 2.
We turn back into Holkham the same way we exited, but now we are going downhill. I take the opportunity to take on more fluids and have a look at the runners attempting the run back towards me, uphill in the growing heat. Something to look forward to, three times!
Transition 2 – Bike completed in 3hrs 29.54

The run 13.2 miles
Have I mentioned the weather yet? It’s hot, not a cloud in the sky, and it’s breezy.
The first thing to greet your cycle tired legs is the slow incline back up to the obelisk. I stop at the first feed station, there is one every mile, grab some crisps, a drink and a cold sponge and run on. Past my support crew, who all give me a massive cheer and boost. My plan was to stick to 10 min miles, slower than my normal pace, but one I thought would be achievable given the hills. It wasn’t, my legs were screaming off the bike. I walk. I adopt a new walk/run plan and due to the heat decide to eat and drink at every station. It is hot and I am very grateful that I decided to purchase a cap to run in the day before. On to the next feed station and it seems everyone around me is following the walk/run approach. I do lap one in just over 50 mins and now know the lay out, there is hardy any shade and we are in the sun for most of the time. Did I say how hot it is? It’s hot. 🌞
Here comes the hill again for lap two. Stop at feed station and run past support group, my legs feel better now and I have adjusted to being upright. My mind is now set to just going station to station and not thinking beyond that. I run straight up the hill with ease………….I don’t but I wanted to impress you all briefly! In reality I continue the run/walk but I have not progressed to running at least 0.5 mile before I walk for 100 steps.
Lap 3. Once more up the hill, passed support, through the feed stations, enjoying the little respite of shade (it’s a hot one!) and on to the last feed station. I now form a plan in my head that I will run in the last mile and as such make my last mile my fastest. Plan set, through last feed station, into the last mile. Do I run it all? Of course not! I have to walk, but not for long because just in front of me are a couple of ladies that I have been playing leap frog with for the last lap and I must finish in front of them!
Last 0.5, passed my targets, right turn, down the red carpet, high five all my support crew and anyone else who wants one and grab the tape for the photo. Finished!
Finish time 7hrs 07.39 it’s a PB!

Race summary- HOT!

Tracey Melville


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SWIM 1.2 M
RUN 13.1M
CRAIG DAVIES0:36:430:03:502:55:530:02:492:42:096:21:24
TRACEY MELVILLE0:52:390:04:113:29:540:03:472:36:587:07:29

HOLKHAM 10K 30/06/2018

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191STNOUHA TATE0:51:24

EAST HARLING 10K 1/07/18

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Andy Mulligan38.25
Melvyn Porter42.07
Neil Button42.24
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp43.53
Stephen Neal44.16
Elly Young44.19
Emma Blake45.20
Douglas Barber47.21
Stephanie Hall51.19
Adele Bushell 55.09
Ruth Gainsford55.36
Dee Neal56.15
Sue Emmett1.03.52

HUMPTY DUMPTY 10K 24/06/18

It was an extremely hot start for 41 jags in a beautiful part of the Norfolk Countryside.  Nearly 700 people were on the start line and with the Humpty Dumpty 10k being part of the Grand Prix 2018 series there was much discussion of points, times and what was the weather going to do to everyone?

It is a truly lovely picturesque course meandering through the villages of Freethorpe and Reedham, with a particularly lovely stretch running along next to the river in Reedham.  sadly at the end of this you are met with a few hills and it is more than fair to call the course undulating.  The route is similar to the Freethorpe 10 that occurs at the start of the year, conditions however were not as they had been in January.  With little or no breeze and temperatures soaring towards 24 degrees c runners were needing to take extra care at the water stations, ensuring enough fluids taken on to get them to the end.
The support around the course from people coming out onto their drives to watch was genuinely uplifting and running past one gentleman out watering his plants with a hose was definitely most welcome.
In spite of the very warm conditions 11 Jags managed to achieve PBS during the race, with Elly Young and Jackie Bye earning second in their age groups and a silver country championship medal.  Emma Blake not only got a PB she was third in her age group and bagged herself a bronze county championship medal.  And our very own ken Bowman was first in his age category and achieved a silver county championship medal.  Lots of awesome new standards were also achieved, a great day out for all.


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Tony Alborough39.04DIAMOND
Neil Button40.09GOLD
Radley Fenn40.18YESSILVER
Melvyn Porter41.36GOLD
Rod Bye42.49DIAMOND
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp43.08GOLD
Elly Young43.362nd in Age Group & Silver County Championship MedalDIAMOND
Emma Blake 43.52YES, New Age Group Record, 3rd in Age group & Bronze County Championship MedalGOLD
Ken Bowman44.04New Age group Record, 1st in Age Group & Silver County Championship MedalPLATINUM
Keith Brightly 44.09FTSILVER
Paul Emery45.59GOLD
Nick Richards46.00YESSILVER
Rebecca Pountain46.39SILVER
Phil Henry46.39GOLD
Nicholas Eley46.41GOLD
Julian Smith46.49YESSILVER
Chris Johnson47.21YES
Charlotte Reed49.58YESBRONZE
Robert Dye50.35
Owen barber51.14BRONZE
Joanna Cottrell51.25YESBRONZE
Jackie Bye51.332nd in Age Group & Silver County Championship MedalGOLD
Emma Jordan51.55YESSILVER
Katie Fenn52.21YESBRONZE
Eden Rudling52.21FT
Ruth Gainsford53.13SILVER
Caroline Britton53.19FTBRONZE
Karen Evans53.45SILVER
Amy Edwards53.54
Adele Bushell53.56SILVER
Graham Fryer54.35
Timothy Evans58.17YES
Barbara Button1.00.22BRONZE
Clare Hicks1.01.19
Carolyn Gerber1.05.27
Jamie Harkin1.16.54
Penny Murry1.19.50
Samantha Beales1.19.50FT
Jennifer Norris1.20.01YES
Emily Spragge1.21.31FT
Annette Yeomanson1.21.31


Poppyline Marathon
On Saturday 9th June I completed my 10th Marathon – The Poppyline Marathon in Sheringham, North Norfolk.  It was however, my first off road marathon so it was a lot harder than the others.
I lined up on the start line at Sheringham Primary School ready to begin at 8:30am. We were set on our way by the sound of a little horn.  We made our way down through central Sheringham along the main street and on towards the promenade & coastal path.  Before long we made our way into Cromer reaching the first 6.1 mile checkpoint, where we were met with water and refreshments.  You also had to have your time logged and your card clipped.  We were soon on our way again, heading towards Felbrigg.   We made our way to the second checkpoint at 12miles a crossroads towards the end of a farm track in West Beckham, again met with a banquet.  I have never eaten whilst running but others were tucking into all the food on offer.  We set off again in the direction of Hempstead.  Arriving in Hempstead having avoided the bulls whilst running through their field, our next checkpoint at 17.1 miles was the Village Hall. After taking on some fluids and having a few moments rest we were off again.  We crossed Kelling Heath and ran down a steep hill towards the railway, running along a path parallel to the tracks. Before long we had reached our fourth checkpoint – Weybourne Station. With the checkpoint being at 21.8 miles, and so close to the end we only stopped for the briefest of moments to take on refreshments before tackling he last four miles.  We set off along a track parallel to the railway before crossing and heading towards Sheringham on the coastal path, with stunning views of the coast. We headed back into central Sheringham passing both railway stations – and back up the hill towards the finish at the Primary school where we went in to register our times, and collect our certificates.  This was a lovely marathon but also tough on the legs as elevation is up to 1600ft but also hard to run on ploughed fields and lots of tracks with tree roots to avoid.  It is also impossible to run in some parts so you have to walk.  The route measured 27 miles and I came in at 5 hours 34 minutes.
Angela Gallen-bell
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