Coltishall Jaguars Mike Groves 10k

First, the good news. After the long queues to register and the late start at the Mad March Hare 10k, registration for the Coltishall Jaguars Mike Groves 10k was perfect. Just like going to the doctor, you told them your month and date of birth and you were given the next number in sequence. No queues, no delays.

But the bad news? There’s not a lot the Jaguars can do about the weather, but, after the high winds of the Mad March Hare, today’s weather was dominated by the heat and the humidity. Nevertheless, even at 28°C and 65% humidity, a dozen RntS and a few friends and supporters gathered together to huddle in the shade to watch Kieran and Ellie Duncan win their medals  in the junior race. Nice to see them putting into practice what they’ve been learning at the RntS junior school club!

Anyone who has run at RAF Coltishall knows that it is exposed to the elements, whether it be the wind, the rain, or, in today’s case, the sun. And it was tough, with several RntS noting on Strava that it was the toughest 10k they had ever run. The additional water stations and the sponge station added on the day were more than welcome. Nevertheless, all the RntS made it round safely, although several runners encountered difficulties and needed the ambulance and even the air ambulance. We hope they are all recovering well.

Thanks, as well, to our supporters on the day – Lucy, Paul, Brett, and even Paula taking time off from her wedding anniversary celebrations to cheers us home!

Next Coltishall run is a 5k in August and then another 10k in September – a gentle drizzle would be nice!


Official Times:
Chris L – 1:02:08.4
Lucy Mc – 1:04:57.5
Chris P – 1:08:37.3
Laura – 1:08:50.3
Emma – 1:15:35.3
Tasha – 1:15:45.0
Ceri – 1:15:49.2
Marie – 1:16:25.7
Angie – 1:17:50.2
Gail – 1:26:04.5
Shirley – 1:26:04.5
Teresa – 1:26:04.7