2018 5-mile series charity donation report

Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) hosted it's most successful 5-mile road race series this year with record numbers entering at least one of the three races. Each entrant generated a 50p donation to the chosen charity for GYRR, which was to support the local cause at the Sandra Chapman Centre.

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Mike Groves 10k 10-6-18

Mike Groves 10k 10-6-18

It was a very moving start to the Mike Groves 10k at Coltishall’s RAF base as race director, Paul Taylor, paid tribute to Sze-Ming Cheung who tragically lost his life in an RTA whilst out cycling last week.  As a former member of the Coltishall Jaguars, he was clearly a well-loved and respected member of the sporting community.  A minute’s applause was perfectly observed by the 488 competitors and the countless spectators and marshals.

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The Right Royal Run May 2018

This was Saturn Runnings first ever event. Taking place at Thames Valley Park Nature Reserve out and back loops.A nice trail run of laps out through the park, out along the Thames and  looping back  around the park.

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Dereham 10 miler 13-5-18

Following a roasting hot bank holiday weekend last weekend, it was with a sigh of relief that 25 Great Yarmouth Road Runners lined up at the start of the Dereham 10 mile race on Sunday 13th May 2018 in ideal cool and cloudy running conditions.


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Buckenham 10k 22-4-18

On a day were the majority of focus was elsewhere amongst the running community it was both rewarding and satisfying to support this local event organised by the Old Buckenham 2000 Trust with all profits going towards the roof re-thatching fund for All Saints Church in the village.

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Simon Bekker on tour February to April 2018

Forever looking to combine running with travelling and the opportunity to explore differing landscapes and meet likeminded individuals Simon Bekker took part in three road race events as the sole GYRR representative between February and April 2018.


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Wymondham 20 miler 25-3-18

Wymondham A.C hosted the popular 20 mile road race in their 40th year as a club. It was a sell out with many people using it as a tester for upcoming spring marathons. It was also the 3rd race in the 2018 Grand Prix series.

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Viking 100 mile Endurance Run 10-3-18

Viking 100 Mile Ultra Endurance  Run 10-3-17

Those who grab their dreams and make them come true... They truly live life. I don't know who said it but it sums up how I feel after running the Viking 100 miles on Saturday. This was my 8th Ultra marathon and for the last few months I have been committed, determined and made many sacrifices to achieve this goal like many runners do. At the start line I knew I was in good shape physically but more importantly mentally. I knew I was capable of a sub 24 hour run but actually nearly doing it really hasn't sunk in yet. A few statistics before a few details about the race.  My finishing time was 24 hours and 36 minutes. I was 6th lady and 23rd place overall out of 53. The 100 mile was the main race but there was also a 24 hour challenge to run as far as you an in 24 hours. There was a pacer challenge and a 6 hour challenge so never really sure who's done what because of the 16 lap course. The 100 milers also had the option to drop down to the 24 hour challenge during the race but that was never going to be an option or me.

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Cambridge Half Marathon 4-3-18

Eleven members of Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR)   took to the streets of Cambridge to compete in the popular annual Half Marathon.  The recent snow put the race under threat leading up to race day but with a comparatively balmy temperature of around 6 degrees the conditions turned out to be ideal for the 7000 runners.  Several club runners had opted to enter the more local Broadland Half Marathon which was cancelled. 

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Brighton Half Marathon 25-2-18

On Sunday 25th February 2018, 3 ladies from Great Yarmouth Road Runners took part in the 28th Annual Brighton Half Marathon. This is one of the first major half marathons in the running calendar and is one of the most popular races in the UK. 7811 runners started out in brilliant sunshine and blue skies with clear blue sea as a backdrop. The 1 degree centigrade temperature did not lessen the enjoyment of the race.

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Peddar's Way Ultra 27-1-18

Peddars Way 48 mile Ultra Marathon follows a mostly cross country route from Knettishall Heath near Thetford to Holme near Hunstanton. The route is very picturesque and undulating and quite open in places to the elements. I had run this in 2016 being my 2nd Ultra and really enjoyed it so because of my 100 miler in March and running round Norfolk thought this a good training run as Kevin and Positive Steps put on such a good event.

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Snetterton 5k and 10k 14-1-18

Snetterton race track was the setting for a morning of racing on Sunday 14th January. Two races were held at this amazing venue with the first being the one lap 5k course starting at 10.30.

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Norfolk Cross Country Champs Thetford 7-1-18

GYRR’s Sean Jermy and Simon Bekker were two representatives in amongst upwards of 400 athletes competing across the age ranges at this year’s championships at Thetford. Whilst the weather was at times cold and breezy particularly on the more exposed sections thus requiring a good test of stamina from the athletes, the sun shone magnificently throughout and this was reflected by an excellent show of spectator support.

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