North Norfolk Marathon and Half Marathon 2012

The fact that most of the marathon and half marathon courses were off road did not prevent those Jaguars who took part putting in some excellent performances. Most notable was Ben Letzer who won the marathon beating his nearest rival by over 2 minutes in a time of 2.55.19. Alan Bushell who also ran the marathon completed the course in a time of 3.28.54.

The half marathon saw 5 Jaguars taking part, Peter Cobb finished in 1.40.11 followed by David Brailey (1.46.31) Sonya Turner (1.55.39) Fiona Baldwin (2.10.33) and Clare Hicks (2.10.34)
Marathon Results   Half Marathon Results

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile Series (Race 2)

Although a little wet and breezy, the weather was a vast improvement on the first race of the series and the conditions made for some exciting racing and quick times. Mark Haynes and Steve Bates had a fantastic battle to be first Jaguar to cross the line. It was neck and neck coming in to the final straight but Mark managed to find a finishing kick to take the honours. Steve’s time was good enough to take third place in his age category, whilst Colin Robilliard the next Jag home took second place in his age group. Richard Collyer and Emily Hannant both recorded p.b’s for the 2nd time in a week, whilst best times were also achieved by Ellie Bye and Claire Owen. Verity Holmes and Katherine Garwood both ran the distance for the first time in orange. The third and final race in this years series is on the 23rd May (Sunshine guaranteed).
Full Results      Photos       More Photos

Mark Haynes30.04Gold
Steve Bates30.10Diamond
Colin Robilliard31.33Diamond
Darren Edridge32.45Gold
Richard Collyer33.51 (pb)Silver
Ken Bowman34.29Diamond
Scott Chadwick35.00Bronze
Emily Hannant35.24 (pb)Silver
Ellie Bye36.34 (pb)Silver
Sarah Jay39.21Silver
Ady Jay39.22Silver
Verity Holmes42.24 (1st)Bronze
Claire Owen42.35 (pb)Bronze
Adele Bushell 42.43 Bronze
Becky Durant45.34Gold
Katherine Garwood47.56 (1st)

Breckland 10k

On another excellent fast course 5 of the 10 Jaguars who took part recorded personal best times. Emily Hannant was the first lady Jaguar across the line with a fantastic silver standard time of 45.46. In the process she re-claimed the club record for this distance from Ellie Bye. Zep Ciarla in being first Jaguar home took his first gold standard run with a personal best time of 42.03. Best times were also recorded by Scott Chadwick, Jackie Bye and Claire Owen. With so many p.b’s over the weekend it is clear that everybody’s hard training is paying off and healthy competition between members is raising running standards across the board.
Full Results

Name TimeStandard
Zep Ciarla42.03 (pb)Gold
Ken Bowman42.27 Diamond
Rod Bye43.43Gold
Scott Chadwick44.08 (pb)Bronze
Emily Hannant45.46 (pb) (cr)Silver
Ellie Bye46.57Silver
Jackie Bye49.38 (=pb)Gold
Claire Owen53.22 (pb)Bronze
Verity Holmes53.47 Bronze
Becky Durant57.32Gold

Grand East Anglia Run 10k

On a perfect day for running, this course once again proved a gold mine for fast times with 7 Jaguars running personal bests and 6 achieving gold standards. Lawrence Wade was first over the line for the Jags with an excellent gold standard pb of 36.52, Steve Niblett continued his year on year improvement in this race with a 38.27 gold standard pb. Alan Bushell, Richard Collyer, Jackie Harrop, Dawn Collyer and Adele Bushell also all ran their best ever times at this distance. Richard achieved his first gold standard, whilst Dawn and Adele both took over 2 minutes from their previous bests. Grant Randell completed his first race at this distance for the club.
Full Results

Lawrence Wade36.52 (pb)Gold
Steve Niblett38.27 (pb)Gold
Alan Bushell41.45 (pb)Gold
Richard Collyer42.16 (pb)Gold
Grant Randell42.50 (first)Gold
Jackie Harrop49.36 (pb)Gold
Dawn Collyer49.44 (pb)Bronze
Adele Bushell52.34 (pb)Silver
Katherine Garwood61.20

Norwich Park Run

Three lady Jags turned in personal best  performances today in only their second race for the club. Ana Ohde, who completed her first race last week at  the Park Run, was almost a minute quicker recording a silver standard time of 23.59.  Sarah Letzer chipped away at her time  running 28.14 and Orla Cobb was 30 seconds quicker in 31.20.  Well done girls – keep up the good work.

Greater Manchester Marathon

In appauling weather conditions Denver Slowther and Mark Harmer ran their first marathon for the club and turned in excellent times.  They ran the whole course together helping each other through any bad patches and their pace was very consistent. The first half was run in 1.46 and the second half  just two minutes slower.  Denver crossed the line in 3.34.22  (splits here) followed by Mark timed at 3.34.23 (splits here). Well done lads.

Somerleyton 5K

There was another brilliant turnout of 15 orange vests for the first running of the Somerleyton 5k. The horrendous weather conditions which had been forecast held off until after the race although it was a bit blustery in places.  The actual course was mainly flat ,apart from one  hill in the middle, and finished in the grounds of Somerleyton Hall.  Up front for the Jags a real battle took place with Lawrence Wade coming out the victor in 15th place (18.30), followed by Steve Bates 16th (18.39) (Steve was also 2nd 40+), and Mark Haynes in 18th (18.46).  Colin Robilliard wasn’t far behind finishing in 20th position with a time of 19.12 and was first in his age group. Next in was Darren Edridge (20.13) with Zep Ciarla just a minute behind.  First lady home for the club and winning the first senior lady prize was Emily Hannant in 22.31.  Next in was Dave Hutcheon in 24.47  (2nd 60+), Christine Cooke 25.23 (2nd 50+), Krysia Smith (25.34) and  Brenda Hutcheon 27.19 (2nd 55+).  Rachel Harmes turned out for her first race in quite a while and finished in 28.23.  The biggest mention has to go to three lady Jaguars who were running their first ever race and showed real determination and with big smiles at the end had obviously enjoyed the experience. First of the three was Sarah Letzer who ran an excellent time of 28.17 (you’d better watch out Ben she’ll be beating you soon), Orla Cobb was next in 31.56 and Annette Yeomanson  33.47.  Let’s hope we’ll see you on the start line again soon.
photos       Full Results      Age category results

Great Yarmouth 5 Mile (1st in Series)

I wonder why there were no personal bests at The Yarmouth 5 miler  – I suppose it will be the old excuse about the weather but what’s wrong with gale force winds and heavy rain – it’s character building. On a serious note well done to all 7  Jags that braved the awful conditions. First home for the club was Steve Bates, who came away with the 40+ age prize, followed by Scott Chadwick, Emily Hannant, Ellie Bye, Adele Bushel, Claire Owen, and finally our Chairman Becky Durant who, as from tomorrow, will be in a new age group – Happy Birthday Becky.     Full Results

London Marathon

9 Jags travelled to our Capital City to run the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon and, hopefully, take in all the sites and wonderful atmosphere.  The weather conditions were ideal and the rain, which was forecast,  held off to make the running a pleasure.  Although I doubt they’ll be saying that tomorrow morning when they try to get out of bed.  Jeremy Lawrence was the first Jag home for the club in a p.b. time of 3.41.54.  Rod Bye, Mel Porter, Martin Colley, Debbie Moore, Deb Jones, Felicity Foulds and Emma Blake ran the distance for the first time and at the moment probably thinking  ‘never again’ but I bet they’ll change their minds in a couple of weeks time.  Ben Letzer, after his fantastic marathon last week,  decided to have a well deserved enjoyable run.

Jeremy Lawrence3.41.54 (pb) silverRace splits
Rod Bye3.50.46 (1st)bronzeRace Splits
Mel Porter4.00.14 (1st)Race splits
Ben Letzer4.00.14Race splits
Martin Colley4.19.36 (1st)Race splits
Debbie Moore4.22.43 (1st)bronzeRace splits
Deb Jones4.33.06 (1st)Race splits
Felicity Foulds4.37.57 (1st)Race splits
Emma Blake4.45.52 (1st)Race spilts

Bungay Marathon and Half Marathon

With Ben Letzers recent ultra running efforts a mere marathon must have seemed like a sprint to him and so it proved. Ben finished in 3rd place overall and in the process smashed the club marathon record with an amazing gold standard time of 2.51.33 (6.32 min/mile!!). Adrian Fletcher completed the distance for the first time and despite feeling unwell at the 18 mile mark, showed true grit to complete the distance in a very respectable 4.12.24.

In the half marathon seven Jaguars crossed the finish line with Jon Howe taking the first spot for the club in a gold standard 1.31.49. Krysia Smith ran the distance for the first time, achieving her goal of finishing under 2 hours with a bronze standard 1.59.16.  Dave Egerton ran a silver standard pb in 1.38.46.

Marathon Results     Marathon Prizes

Half Marathon Results

Jon Howe1.31.49Gold
Dave Egerton1.38.46 (pb)Silver
Martin Bagnall1.39.12Silver
Krysia Smith1.59.16 (1st)Bronze
Paul Groves2.12.47
Dee Neal2.12.49
Becky Durant2.12.49Gold
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