Wroxham 5k – 06/07/2022
This year instead of the traditional series of 3 races, there was just the one 5k at Wroxham. As it was a Sportlink Grand Prix event as well as a County Championship race, there was a huge field of 721 runners turning up on the evening. On the doorstep for Coltishall Jaguars, not surprisingly we had a large turnout of 45 taking part, with 10 Jags running their first in club colours, and didn’t they do well?!
There was a free fun run on the school field for the younger children before the main race. Three Junior Jags then took part in the 5k race, along with their parents, with some amazing results, they are all little stars in the making!
It was a warm, dry evening with a light breeze, perfect for the spectators who came out to cheer us along the closed roads, and there was great support from fellow Jags around the course with Mel shouting out our halfway times to spur us on! It was well organised by Norwich Road Runners, thanks also to all the encouragement from the marshals.
The course is fairly flat with a few gentle inclines, so it is always popular with runners chasing pbs and 11 Jags managed to achieve this. Jack Stuttle and Ellie Gaskins both set new 5k club records of 16:12 and 19:06 respectively, congratulations to both on such amazing times!
Ellie was ahead of her dad Rod Bye by 3 seconds, although hopefully he wasn’t too disappointed as he achieved a pb and also earned himself a county silver medal!
Rosemary Jackson set a new F65+ age category record of 25:03 and both she and new member Sandra Roberts (F55-59) were awarded county bronze medals.
So a great evening race for the Jags, hopefully they treated themselves to an ice cream at the end before heading for home!
|Jack Stuttle||16:12||Yes and New Club Record!||Diamond|
|Ellie Gaskins||19:06||Yes and New Club Record!||Gold|
|Rod Bye||19:09||Yes and County Silver Medal!||Platinum|
|Rachel Jackson||21:42||First Timer||Gold|
|Sandra Roberts||22:08||First Timer and County Bronze Medal||Diamond|
|David Buck||23:33||First Timer||Gold|
|Iwona Litwiniec||23:50||First Timer||Silver|
|Marian Costello||24:04||First Timer||Gold|
|Rosemary Jackson||25:03||County Bronze Medal and Club Age Category Record!||Diamond|
|Matthew Rogers||25:25||First Timer|
|Andy Smith||25:47||First Timer||Bronze|
|Lindsay Smith||30.09||First Timer|
|Ross Howe||30:24||First Timer|
|Anna Spackman||32:07||First Timer|