Freethorpe 10 miler 27-1-19

39 Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) braved the icy winds to tackle the undulating Freethorpe 10 miler.  Starting and finishing in the village of Freethorpe but also weaving through the villages of Reedham and Limpenhoe, the weather made this a particularly harsh run.  The rain held off and the sun peeped through as a welcome consolation. In a field of 638 runners GYRR clocked some impressive performances.

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Thetford Trails 6-1-19

On the 6 January 2019, six GYRR took part in the Thetford Trails 10k. The weather was ideal for a trail race it was warm and dry.  The course wasn’t an easy course due to most of the race being on really stony roads through Thetford Forest .

Lorrain Dawson 54.19

Elizabeth White 59.03

Rachel Acamon-Carbonelli1.01.34

James Ludlam 1.01.4

Stephanie Deekes 1.06.2

Liz Cox 1.09.42

Report by Lorrain Dawson.

Wymondham NYD 10k 1-1-19

Wymondham New Year’s Day 10k 1-1-19

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Recipe for a Happy New Year Great Yarmouth Road Runners style = 22 members turning out to race the Wymondham 10k on New Year’s Day, 9 cracking PBs, 1 age group award and countless smiles from all the GYRRs for taking part in a sport they all love. Well done to the team.

Elsewhere, other members enjoyed getting active for the first day of ‘Red January’.  GYRR Mental Health ambassador, Fiona Williams, encouraged club mates to sign up to this worthy cause which is supporting Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, raising awareness of mental health and well-being.

GYRR 10k results below:

Paul       Reeve   43:11 PB

Mark     Stone    44:11

John      Algar      44:17

Gary      Pillar      45:00

Lee         Harvey  45:03 PB

Penny   Studley 46:05

Ivan       Lees       49:59 PB

Michele Alexander 50:51 PB

Anna     Coulborn 51:36 (2nd in age group)

Chris      Tyrrell   52:28 PB

James Carass 52.31

Elise       Mitchell 55:07 PB

Tony      Ludlam 56:20

Tracey   Campbell 58:05 PB

Vikki      Brownsell 1.02.55 PB

Elaine Haggarty 1.01.59

Anita     Betts     1.08.58 PB

Debbie Adams  1.21.09

Katherine Audus 1.21.58

Joanne Stone    1.23.02

Anna     Spackman 1.23.04

Chris      Harbord 1.32.14


Report by Penny Studley.

Other races Autumn/Winter 2018

GYRR also had representation at the following races:

Peterborough HM 14-10-18

Fairclough 5 miler Andrew Thomas 34.43 28-10-18

Snetterton HM 18-11-18

Trowse 10k 28-10-18

Trowse 10k 28-10-18

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Mark Stone’s race report…..Marc Evans first back for GYRR as usual, it was Mark and Rachel’s first time at Trowse, Ivan had fun and Mark enjoyed his McDonalds. You’re hired for the new year Mark!

Abingdon Marathon 21-10-18

Many congratulations to seasoned marathoner, Phil Quantrill. Phil ran the Abingdon Marathon in 3.03.57, comfortably securing his Good For Age qualification for the 2020 London Marathon (as per the current requirements).

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Bury St Edmunds 10k 28-10-18

St Edmunds Running Festival 28-10-18

Three ladies from GYRR travelled to Bury St Edmunds, to take part in the 10k race. It was a cold, wet day. The course was fairly flat around Bury. 315 runners took part.

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Lorrain Dawson 28th lady in time of 52.12

Stephanie Deeks 88th lady 1.01.04

Liz Cox 118th 1.05.16

Report by Lorrain Dawson

King's Forest 50k Ultra and Half Marathon

It was a glorious day for Kings Forest 50k and half marathon trail races with Autumn well and truly here but with hot temperatures in the mix. The West Stow Country Park just outside Bury St Edmunds delivered on a beautiful trail course 2 laps of 13 miles for the 50 k runners with an added 5 mile loop and 1 lap for the half marathon runners. There was also a marathon.

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Broadland Half Marathon 4-11-18

Norwich Road Runners organised the annual Broadland Half marathon. The event was due to be held in March but due to adverse weather conditions it was postponed. This proved to be a good choice because the 273 runners were met with ideal weather conditions.

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