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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Eleven ladies represented the Great Yarmouth Road Runners from a field of 273 runners on Friday 13th July for the Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog at Thetford Forest.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Congratulations to all who ran in the second of three Wroxham 5k races.The sell out race attracted 630 finishers on a warm but pleasant evening for running,Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Royal wedding fever, FA Cup Final weekend, stunning weather and the Rock n’ Roll series visiting Liverpool made for a fantastic atmosphere in this vibrant city.Read More
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.Read More
Seven ladies represented the Great Yarmouth Road Runners on Sunday May 20th at ‘Chase the Train’ Aylsham to Wroxham.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
After completing the Viking 100 mile three weeks previous I knew I had to rest to be able to get around the county of Norfolk in one piece. My body needed a rest after a 24 hour run and get over the electrolyte depletion and exhaustion so apart from a parkrun I did no running for 3 weeks. So why run around Norfolk? I had run quite a few of the stages of the round Norfolk relay and always considered running the whole route so last year worked out the best way to do it and when. The Easter school holidays seemed perfect for me as then I could the second week as a rest week before heading back to work. Running between 27 and 31 miles a day would get me round in a week from Yarmouth to Yarmouth. I had worked out where I was going to stay and what I was taking and that wasn't much!
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.Read More