Lawrence Wade led from start to finish at this weeks Park Run winning by 30 metres from the second place runner. Had he been pushed a bit harder the club record might have gone – but there’s always next time. It was a pleasure to see Mark Haynes on the start line running his first race in over 6 months and his time of 18.45 was 15 seconds quicker than the target he had set himself. Sarah Jay equalled her p.b and set a new 45-49 age record in a gold standard time of 22.52.
Congratulations to Ellie Bye who travelled to Yeovil for the Easter Bunny 10k, and took the ladies club record for that distance with a silver standard time of 46.21, around 3 minutes better than her previous best at that distance. (Must have been the chocolate)
Twelve Jaguars earned their chocolate on Easter Sunday by taking on one of the harder Norfolk races and on a course not widely regarded as one for fast runs 4 managed to achieve personal best times. Pride of place goes to Lawrence Wade who came 12th in 37.28, but David Egerton, David Brailey and Katherine Garwood also brushed aside the two tough climbs to record their best ever times at this distance.
|Lawrence Wade||37.28 (pb)||Gold|
|David Egerton||43.33 (pb)||Silver|
|David Brailey||46.48 (pb)||Bronze|
|Jackie Harrop||51.22 (1st)||Gold|
|Rebecca Widdows||52.07 (1st)||Bronze|
|Katherine Garwood||60.14 (pb)|
With apologies for the late report, on the 18th March 5 brave Jaguars took on the mud in the first running of the Friton Lake Cross Country half marathon. Pride of place goes to Mel Porter who cam 10th over all with a time of 1.32.30, also taking first prize in his age category. Sue Allen (1.53.07) and Heather Hollister (1.59.18) also both ran exceptionally well both taking first place in their respective age categories. in drizzly conditions which made running slippery and muddy Martin Bagnall (1.42.30) and Christine Cooke (2.03.13) also got their trainers dirty coming in with times that most people would be proud of for a road race.
On an excellent day for running 4 Jaguars travelled to Ditchingham for the Bungay Black Dog 10k. Steve Bates was first home for the club in an outstanding diamond standard time of 37.12. Next to finish was Peter Cobb who, in his first race for several years ran exceptionally well to finish 2nd in his age group with a time of 44.31 (also diamond standard). Dawn and Richard Collyer came in together with Dawn coming close to a personal best in a bronze standard time of 52.31.
Full Results Prizes
Lawrence Wade ran another 5k p.b. at The Norwich Park Run taking a further 10 seconds off his previous time in 17.51. The Club Record could be in danger of being broken this year as there are a few in the club getting very close to Mark Haynes time of 17.42.
The first running of The Mad March Hare 10k was a great success with over 150 runners taking to the start line. Andrew Mulligan was first across the line for the home team, coming in tenth overall with an excellent gold standard time of 37.50, only two other Jaguars took part, both first time runners for the club Ben Dennington and William Robinson, Ben ran a bronze standard 46.19 whilst William posted a very respectable 47.22
David Brailey, having taken 30 seconds off his previous best time two weeks ago, continued his success today running almost another 30 seconds quicker in 21.35.
Scott Chadwick was in a determined mood this morning setting off at a good pace which paid off in a p.b. He took 30 seconds off his time and just missed breaking 20 mins by two seconds. Not to be outdone partner Claire Owen also ran a p.b. in 25 .14. Obviously the winter training is paying off.
Another week on from the Wymondham 20 and still records are being broken. This time by Steve Bates, who goes into hibernation over the winter, and now in the 40 -44 age group broke the age group record running 17.55 in a diamond standard time. Other p.b’s on the day went to Lawrence Wade (18.00 – gold), Dave Egerton (20.38 – gold), Ellie Bye (21.59 – silver) and David Brailey (22.01 – bronze). The previous week Sarah Jay regained her club age record from Debbie Moore running 23.10.(silver standard).