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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Twilight 10k Ipswich 18-8-17

The Twilight Road Races took place on the evening of Friday 18th August in Ipswich. Now in their 3rd year, the races run on closed roads have grown in popularity from 700 finishers in the first year to over 1250 finishers this year. They consist of the elite 5k race attracting some of the best runners in the country, and the mass participation 10k race.

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Run Norwich 10k 6-8-17

Run Norwich 10K – 06 August 2017

 

17 Members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners Club lined up alongside a record number of entrants for the third annual staging of the Run Norwich 10K starting and finishing in the heart of the city centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worstead 5 Miler 28-7-17

The North Norfolk Beach Runners hosted the 29th Worstead 5 mile road race on Friday evening. Starting in the centre of the village the course took the 417 competitors around the pretty, but slightly undulating, country roads before finishing on the green at the heart of the Worstead Festival event.  The festival itself has been held annually for 52 years but for 29 of them the race has marked the start of the weekend’s events.

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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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