Bungay Festival of Running – Sunday 17 April 2016

Well what a birthday! When faced with the option of spending it alone whilst Pete did the marathon I duly signed up for the half.  With so much going on that weekend and marathons booked elsewhere there was only one Jag for the marathon, Pete Nelson who smashed his PB goal and got silver standard for his 3:28:53.

Another lone jag in the 10k race was Ruth Gainsford who also clocked a PB and silver with a fabulous time of 54:56.
Seven Jags hit the hills of Bungay half. First time half for Lucy Anderson showed very promising things to come (I’d better watch out!) with a great time of 1:54:39 and bronze. Andy Mulligan whose race preparation meant dead batteries in his watch but this didn’t stop him; powering in to a gold standard PB at 1:24:04. I (Nic Holden) had a great birthday present of a PB, a gold standard, achieving what I thought was an unachievable time of under 1:45 (by 2 seconds) and lots of cake to refuel.
Paul Groves (1:59:38) Emma Blake (2:06:39) Dean Blake achieved bronze for his 1:43:10 and Jackie Gooch having decided the day wasn’t for PBs achieved silver for her 2:06:14.
Thank you to the support crew: Berenice Groves at the top of the toughest hill, Ben Gaskins, Jackie and Ellie Bye for the poster entertainment and getting us over the finish line and well done to all who completed the challenging hilly courses, you are all awesome!
Nic Holden
bungay 2016
NameTime PBStandard
Peter Nelson3.28.53YesSilver
Andy Mulligan1.24.04YesGold
Dean Blake1.43.10Bronze
Nicola Holden1.44.58YesGold
Lucy Anderson1.54.39FTBronze
Paul Groves1.59.38
Jackie Gooch2.06.14Silver
Emma Blake2.06.39
10 K
Ruth Gainsford54.56YesSilver