This popular race was renamed to commemorate the end of World War 1, with a trumpet solo playing The Last Post and a minute’s silence prior to the race in honour of the many brave soldiers who lost their lives.

After the unusually warm summer weather it was a relief, for the 32 Jags competing, that this Sunday morning was a little cooler. The course was 2 laps around the town centre, with a tricky hare-pin bend in the market place, both well-supported and well marshalled, promising a fast, flat PB course.

And we were not disappointed.  Emma Blake continued to impress with a new age group record and first diamond standard,  coming 2nd in her age group, Ken Bowman was also 2nd in his age group achieving platinum standard and Dee Neal, who has been doing so well this year, achieved 3rd in her age group.

Hatty Swain, Julie Jardine and Samatha Beales were amongst the 7 Jags achieving pbs, while Rachel Kirkham and Nick Richards completed their first 5k race. There were also diamond standards for Mel Porter and Nick Eley and at last a first diamond as a Jag for Keith Brighty!

New member Doug Barber managed to drop his keys at the start of the race, and had to avoid being trampled to retrieve them, but still managed to gain a gold standard and pb! He also very kindly brought along lemon drizzle cake for us all to enjoy at the end of the race. There was also a childrens’ race with some great running from Junior Jags Georgie and Rosie.

As  for the finishers medal, I think it is probably one of the best I have ever received, a fitting tribute to those brave soldiers 100 years ago.

Ruth Gainsford

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Neil Button18.52GOLD
Melvyn Porter19.19DIAMOND
Graham Johnson19.41GOLD
Dean Blake19.43GOLD
Emma Blake19.43YES & New Age group Record &2nd In Age GroupDIAMOND
Shane Bidle19.56SILVER
Thomas Lincoln-Kemp20.20GOLD
Tom Johnson20.28SILVER
Ken Bowman20.322nd In Age GroupPLATINUM
Keith Brighty20.32DIAMOND
Stephen Neal20.33YESGOLD
Elly Young21.04GOLD
Douglas Barber21.08YESGOLD
Nick Richards21.30FTSILVER
Nicholas Eley21.36DIAMOND
Paul Emery21.45GOLD
Vicky Tovell22.07GOLD
Joanne Cottrell23.15SILVER
Graham Fryer23.41SILVER
Hattie Swain23.51YESBRONZE
Ruth Gainsford24.00YESGOLD
Julian Jardine24.19BRONZE
Lucy Anderson24.52BRONZE
Adele bushell24.53SILVER
Dee Neal25.053rd In Age GroupGOLD
Emma Jordan25.08SILVER
Claire Owen25.31BRONZE
Samantha Beales26.14YES
Annette Yeomanson31.54
Racheal Kirkham32.33FT
Vee Clements33.09
Julie Jardine33.47YES