Wroxham 5K race 3 6-7-17

A whopping 19 GYRR turned out for the final Wroxham 5k.  This popular mid-week race is one of a series of 3 hosted by Norwich Road Runners and was a sell out with 627 finishers. It was also the Norfolk County Championships for 5k so it attracted a high quality field.

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Fritton lake Cross-Country 10k 15-7-17

The Fritton lake Outdoor Centre hosted a new event this weekend.  There was a 10k race and a half marathon. With 61 finishers in the 10k GYRR put in some notable performances.

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Humpty Dumpty 10k 2-7-17

Humpty Dumpty, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men plus 36 Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) turned out to compete in one of the most popular 10k road races at the weekend.

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South Downs 100 mile ultra 10-6-17

After 6 months of training Karen Peck set off down south to run the 3rd toughest 100 mile Ultra marathon in the country, The South Downs 100 mile.  I planned and prepared meticulously and it paid off. I ran a good race and completed 85 miles but alas on this occasion did not finish. If you want to hear about my race day read on.

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Bungay 10k Summer Series Race 1 7-6-17

Eleven Great Yarmouth Road Runners turned out for the first of the three 10k races hosted by Bungay Black Dog Running Club. The mid-week race is advertised as multi-terrain because in addition to running on the quiet country lanes the final 1.7 miles is on a trail before finishing on the grass track in the running centre.

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Mike Groves 10k Coltishall 4-6-17

Fourteen Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) flew around the Mike Groves 10k held at the old RAF base at Coltishall. The event, which is one in a series of three, was superbly hosted by the Coltishall Jaguars Running Club.

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Lannacher Gratzlauf, Austria 21-5-17

Pauline Leeves recently took part in the Lannacher Gratzlauf in Austria. Climbing to over 400 metres the 6.4 km race was a hilly yet unique challenge. Famed for its beautiful scenery, the route overlooked West Styria to one side and the Grazer Becken to the other.

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Wroxham 5k series Race 1

Norwich Road Runners hosted the first of this year’s 3 races in the popular 5k series.  The series has now been running for 21 years and reached a new record of participants. With over 600 entries and 593 finishers, 14 of them were Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR).

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Essex and halstead Marathon 7-5-17

Venturing to the old English words for ‘safe place’ Great Yarmouth Road Runner Simon Bekker took part in the 23rdEssex & Halstead Marathon on Sunday 7 May.

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Dereham 10 mile Road Race

Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) were out in force today at Dereham Road Runners’ annual hosting of this popular 10 mile road race.  This race attracted it’s maximum capacity of 500 entrants with 413 completing the course.  It was the fourth race in the Grand Prix series and also doubled up as the Norfolk County Championships for the 10 mile distance.

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Birmingham 10K 30-4-17

Great Birmingham 10K 30-4-17

Lorrain and Emma Dawson travelled up to Birmingham for the 10k, part of the Great run series. This popular race attracted 6662 competitors including an elite field. 

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Roger Wing Trophy Award April 2017

Roger Wing Trophy winner April 2017


Every year the Bungay Black Dog Running Club race committee awards the Roger Wing Trophy to a runner who completes the Bungay Marathon in a manner they consider best epitomises the ‘spirit of the Marathon’ (ie someone who runs it, and is a bit special).

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Athletics Norfolk Awards Evening 2017

Awards evening 2017

The Athletics Norfolk 2017 awards evening saw a fantastic turnout to celebrate athlete success and volunteers contributions within our sport in the County.

Our very own Chris Harbord was recognised for the continued work hedoes to promote sport in our area. Well done Chris!

Chris Harbord collecting his Outstanding Contribution award.

Chris Harbord collecting his Outstanding Contribution award.

Limassol Half Marathon 19th March 2017

On the 19th March Jane Thomas travelled to Cyprus to wave the GYRR emblem underneath the perfect Mediterranean sunshine. The half marathon route started on the promenade (molos), next to the old harbour, beside the glittering Mediterranean sea. The route headed east towards ancient Amathus, a coastal route via the municipality of Limassol, Agios, Athanasios and Germasogia passing the ancient Amathunta ruins. The course ran parallel to the Mediterranean Sea for the whole of the course and at the half way mark returned along the same route. The route was an amazing coastal run, with the views being spectacular to admire.

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