Ipswich Twilight 10k 3-8-18

On another warm evening, 15 GYRR took to the streets of Ipswich to run the Twilight 10k road race.  Advertised as a flat race the course comprised of two laps starting and finishing at the Suffolk College.

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Run Norwich 10k 5-8-18

A healthy number of Great Yarmouth Road Runners turned out to race in the popular Run Norwich 10k race on Sunday. Along with 5475 other competitors, 35 GYRR lined up to take on the challenging route through the landmarks of Norwich City.

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Worstead 5 mile Road Race 27-7-18

Twelve Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) braved the sweltering temperatures to participate in the Worstead 5 mile road race.  In it’s 30th anniversary year it was a sell-out event with 381 finishers on the night. Set in the evening made no difference as competitors started with a temperature of 32 degrees.

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Wroxham 5K Series Race 3 4-7-18

The third and final race of this popular series, hosted by Norwich Road Runners, took place on the 4th of July. Twenty-0ne Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) lined up at the start with the other 569 competitors.

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Ham and Lyme 50k ultra 10-7-18

When Lisa Smith asked me whether I thought she could do a 50k of course I said yes, you can do anything you want but most 50k runs are off-road so she set about including cross country into training seriously over a year ago. I started to guide her around Fritton parkrun as well as other routes and with my off road and ultra experience we began to attack some different trails and tricky terrain to get used to it. Even after breaking her arm last summer she faced her fears and got on the trails. Being off road is a joy and we live in an amazing area with lots of interesting trails rather than running on roads and being around traffic. Lisa loves the freedom of these routes as much as me, so I sought out a race and emailed the organisers to see whether the route would be suitable.

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East Harling 10k 1-7-18

A select group of GYRR travelled to East Harling to compete in the 8th annual 10k event. We have been enjoying an extended period of hot, sunny weather.  Today’s race was one of the hottest to date.  Thankfully it was only a 10k compared to the Outlaw Triathlon that was taking place at Holkham where three members were covering the distances of a half Ironman.  Well done to Eirrin Thompson, Fran Elle and Emma Dawson. 

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Perth Marathon (Australia!) 10-6-18

GYRR members are always looking for a new challenge, somewhere different to run and hopefully bag a PB.  Anna Coulborn went quite a few thousand miles further than most to achieve her new marathon PB by travelling all the way to Perth In Australia!

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Humpty Dumpty 10k 24-6-18

The popular annual 10k hosted by Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club boasted its first ever sell out race with all 800 places being filled before the day. This led race director, Pat Brightman, to take the decision to start the competitors in three different waves to ease congestion.  Finishing positions were decided on the chip times of all the competitors to make it fair for the 682 finishers.

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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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