Lowestoft Scores Race – Sunday 11 September 2016

Four Jaguars took part in this years Lowestoft Scores Race on a very warm and sunny day. The race comprises of a total distance of about 4.6 miles starting in Lowestoft High Street and running downhill towards the sea front. Then it’s a steady run along the sea wall to get nicely warmed up before you’re greeted with the first steep hill. Then it’s another flat run along Gunton cliff top before venturing down into Sparrow’s Nest park. This is were the series of “scores” kick in and these are basically steps up and down the cliff face. All told, there are 401 steps!

There was a good atmosphere as always with plenty of locals out to cheer on the runners. The event hosted by Waveney Valley AC has two races – one for the seniors (233 runners) and one for the juniors (59 runners). The winning time for the senior race was a very fast 26:25 and won by Michael Eccles from the Gazelles.

Bringing home the silverware for the Jags was Nicola Lambert-John who slashed four minutes off her time from the previous year, finishing with a time of 35:42 (57th position overall) and picking up the award for third senior female!! James Lambert knocked off 52 seconds from his time from the previous year finishing in 32:41 (30th position overall). First timers to this years event were Stephen Pointer crossing the line in a time of 38:45 (96th position) and Josh Neale 41:38 (139th position). Great effort everyone!

All finishers were awarded with a rather nice white tech shirt, however there are no medals (except for the juniors).