Wroxham 5k Series – Race 3

This years Wroxham 5k finale narrowly missed the recent heatwave and gave runners the perfect running conditions.  Introduction of chiptiming for this event meant that the start was slightly delayed as yet another big crowd (371) turned out to run this popular event.  On the plus side the finish was much smoother as there was none of the usual bunching up in the funnel.   25 Jaguars made the trip to Broadland High School and there were some real standout performances and plenty of smiles afterwards.
Lets start with Jaguars coach Mel Porter who finally, after 7 years of trying, beat his PB by an impressive 15 seconds… seems that Mel is finally starting to prove his potential! 😉
Not to be outdone, another of our regular coaches, Andy Mulligan posted his own PB and was first Jag in at 17:21.  Separating Andy and Mel was second Jag home Ben Dennington.
No PB for Ben but still a good time finishing under 19 mins.  Fourth Jag across the line was Scott Shrubsall who also broke the 20 minute barrier for the first time!  Scott was followed home by Ellie Bye and Rod Bye and then shortly after Tom Johnson, Ben Gaskins and Peter Nelson.
Jeremy Lawrence was next to finish, leading a quartet of PB setters which also included Graham Johnson, Emma Wilcock and Owie Barber. Both Jeremy and Graham knocking around 30 seconds of their previous times!
Next up was Nicola Holden, ahead of “retired from running” Roy Owen and in close contention Paul Gerber, then Jag debutant Jenny Barrett.  Just behind Jenny it was the ever improving Jackie Gooch with another PB and Rosemary Jackson completing the haul of PBs moments later with Clare Hicks and Jill Cole keeping her company.  Carolyn Gerber, Dawn Chapman, Annette Yeomanson and Mary Owen completed the long list of Jaguars who all ran superbly.
Now to wait and see what the outcome of the handicap is!
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Andy Mulligan17.21YesGold
Ben Dennington18.48Gold
Mel Porter19.11YesGold
Scott Shrubsall19.43YesSilver
Ellie Bye19.50Gold
Rod Bye19.56Gold
Tom Johnson20.14Silver
Ben Gaskins20.16Silver
Peter Nelson20.28Silver
Jeremy Lawrence20.33YesDiamond
Graham Johnson21.02YesSilver
Emma Wilcock21.32YesSilver
Owie Barber22.53YesSilver
Nicola Holden23.39Silver
Roy Owen24.58Gold
Paul Gerber24.59
Jenny Barrett25.24First timeBronze
Jackie Gooch25.54YesSilver
Rosemary Jackson26.21YesGold
Clare Hicks26.31First timeBronze
Jill Cole26.35Gold
Carolyn Gerber27.37Bronze
Dawn Chapman27.41
Annette Yeomanson30.28
Mary Owen32.07Silver