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