With the Spring Marathon season in full swing 7 Jags, along with family and friends, travelled to the South Coast to take part in the Brighton Marathon.

This race provides an interesting route with enough undulation to make it a challenging course with an enthusiastic and supportive crowd cheering the runners on their way.

Emma Jordan did not get off to the best of starts as while on the park and ride to the start realised she had left behind her energy jells and drinks, Jenny Walsh came to the rescue by getting spares from other runners on the coach.

Whilst all the Jags performed credibly special mention has to go to Emma Blake who proved that hard work does pay off. Emma earned a Gold Standard, a Club Record and a good for age qualification time for the London Marathon.

Barbara Button, competing in her first marathon, fell at about 8 miles picked herself up and despite being bloodied and bruised pushed onto finish in under 5 and a half hours.

Darren Tubby and Andrew Wicks both competed their first marathons as Coltishall Jaguars with Andrew missing a sub 4 hour milestone by an agonising 9 seconds.

I’m sure all the Jags will want to thank supporters from our own club who made the journey to cheer us on and supporters from other Norfolk Clubs particularly the North Norfolk Beach Runners who added their encouragement.

All in all an excellently organised event with a smooth baggage drop, start, finish and baggage collection process that I would recommend to all looking for an alternative to London.


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Emma Blake3.38.03YES & New Age Group RecordGOLD
Dean Blake3.38.33SILVER
Darren Tubby3.39.15FTBRONZE
Andrew Wicks 4.00.09FT
Emma Jordan4.10.23BRONZE
Peter KC4.18.14YESBRONZE
Barbara Button5.28.22FT