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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Yuletide Doubles 31-12-17 Fritton Wood

Mud and Mayhem!

Wow what a day! Firstly it looked like we may have ‘lucked out’ with the weather which was atrocious to say the very least.  All the pre planning that had gone into the event was not wasted because despite heavy rain 48 GYRR with family and friends turned out to participate in this annual event.

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Pisa Marathon, Italy. 17-12-17

For those looking for a different pre-Christmas 10k, Half or Full Marathon, Pisa (Yes leany tower - Pisa) may well whet your appetite. The course starts and finishes at the famous tower and the route is nestled between the snow-capped Tuscan hills and the Mediterranean Sea in North West Italy. Despite this, practically the entire marathon route was flat on decent surfaced city and rural highways. The weather was cold but there was no wind or any cloud and was probably perfect conditions for many.

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Wymondham NYD 10k 1-1-18

Celebrating their 40th year as a club, Wymondham AC hosted the annual New Year’s Day 10k. Starting close to the centre of Wymondham the course takes the runners out into the undulating countryside.  As with most races it was full with the 800 places selling out at the end of November. There were 634 finishers and 14 of them were from team GYRR.

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Groggy Doggy 26-12-17

There were Santas and some elves that were among the 7 Great Yarmouth Road Runners that fancied some muddy running on Boxing Day at the annual festive event, the Groggy Doggy hosted by Bungay Black Dog.

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Turkey Trot 10 miler 10-12-17

Festive weather was the talk of the day for the annual running of the 10 mile road race, affectionately known as the ‘Turkey Trot’. Hosted by Waveney Valley Club, this popular event was a sell out once again. However, quite a few runners decided to stay in the warm and dry with only 350 runners finishing today’s wintry race.  With temperatures barely above freezing it proved to be a challenging event. 

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Adnams Southwold 10k 26-11-17

5 members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners were among 736 runners who braved the cold and blustery conditions to take part in the Adnams Southwold 10k. The weather alone was the first battle and with an uphill start leading straight onto cobbles, shingle and potholes; it was clear this was not going to be an easy race.

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Hadleigh 5 miler 19-11-17

Hadleigh 5 miler  19-11-17

Anna Coulborn ran the Hadleigh 5 miler and got a PB despite the awful hills! She was first in her age category F55 and achieved a new PB of 42.15 in the process.

Anna described it as a lovely race along the Suffolk country lanes, but a tough one with all the hills!

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Report by Anna Coulborn.

Venice 10k 22-10-17

It was an early start for the Venice 10K starting at 8.30am which proved a challenge in itself to get from the hotel to the start line. All nine of us however managed to be there in time for the pre-race warm up in true Italian style. The course took us from San Giuliano Park outside of Venice, along the 4Km causeway into Venice itself and then over a specially built pontoon bridge on the Gran Canal.

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