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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Holt 10k 29-10-17

North Norfolk Beach Runners hosted the Holt 10k which started and finished in the grounds of Gresham’s School. The course was mainly on roads but did include an off-road trail section and grass sections at the start and finish.

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Venice Marathon 22-10-17

Great Yarmouth Road Runners were spoilt this year when events organiser extraordinaire, Nicos Symeou, arranged the annual running holiday. A five day break in the beautiful city of Venice awaited the 40-strong party of GYRR with some family and friends joining to support on the trip.

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Cambridge Town and Gown 10k 22-10-17

It was another successful morning for Alison Bilyard at the Cambridge Town and Gown 10k. She was the only Great Yarmouth Road Runner in this race but proud to represent the club.  The atmosphere was fantastic with 1700 runners running through the town of Cambridge and along the River Cam.

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Round Norfolk Relay 16th and 17th September 2017

The 31st running of the Round Norfolk Relay saw Great Yarmouth Road Runners taking part for the 26th time and had 2 teams competing. The seasider's are one of the few teams to have competed in this prestigious Norfolk event so many times and this year’s event had 62 teams of 17 runners compared to the handful back in 1988 when the road runners first took part.

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York Marathon 8-10-2017

On Sunday the 8th of October the three amigos from GT Yarmouth Roadrunners, Lisa Smith, David Silk and Carl Jessop took to the roads of York to run 26.2 miles in search of a fellow runner and club mate Simon Bekker to conquer the hills and slopes of Yorkshire. No cacti in sight.

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 8-10-17

Two members of GYRR ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday. This stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.  It was first held in 2008 and has gained in popularity to see 16 000 entrants this year.

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Bedford HM 2-9-17

The inaugural Bedford half marathon was billed as a friendly, flat, multi-terrain race starting and finishing in Priory Country Park, Bedford and in truth for a first time event was pretty good. GYRR was represented by new member Paul Reeve.

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Jolly Jaguar's 10k Coltishall 24-9-17

On a bright sunny morning on Sunday 24th September 2017, at the third race of the Coltishall Jaguars 10km series for 2017, conditions appeared to be perfect until you stepped out on the airfield to find a stiff breeze. 14 road runners arrived in anticipation setting some good times on a flat course. 307 Runners turned up ranging from all ages and abilities from first timers to seasoned runners.

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Great North Run 10-9-17

The long trip to Newcastle for 6 members of Great Yarmouth Road Runners was certainly worth the effort.  The team was rewarded with a welcome like no other as they lined up at the start of the biggest half marathon globally.

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Thames path 100 Mile August 2017

After 9 enjoyable training weeks running 488 miles since my 85 miles it was time to run another 100 mile. The reason for entering so soon was not to waste 6 months training and also to have a go at a self-sufficient event. This means that competitors need to carry all their food so 5 to 6000 calories to last duration of race, mandatory kit and 2 and half litres of fluid. With only 3 checkpoints to pick up fluid and an additional water point at 13 miles you were not allowed to receive help from anyone giving you food and drink. I relished the challenge although my pack was between 6 and 7 kg in weight.

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Reepham Summer 10K 27-8-17

Now in its 13th year, the Reepham Runners Summer 10km race took place on Sunday 27th August. Set across multi-terrain taking in quiet country lanes and the beautiful Marriotts Way, this 10km course is suitable for all abilities. 366 runners started the course on a clear and sweltering hot day.

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