Dereham 10 miler 12-5-19
Dereham Road Runners hosted this popular 10-mile road race which doubled up as the County Championships and a Sportlink Grand Prix event. It comprises an out and back route around quiet country lanes starting and finishing at Netherd High School. With recent cooler weather the runners got excited that it would be a cool run but true to form the sun came out and conditions were warm.
The course is relatively flat with a sprinkling of supporters on route; none more vocal than the ever-present team mate Kelly Thomas and her boys. Thanks Kelly!
Congratulations to the 19 members of the team picking up a personal best time (PB). This included first timer at this distance Martine Perkins, who guided Lisa Smith to her PB, both in an impressive time of 1.25.45. Also, to Ali Bilyard who knocked a staggering 14 minutes off her previous best! Team captain, Andrew Dormer was delighted to show yet another improvement and lead the team home.
Many runners also achieved their various club standards today whether it was copper, bronze, silver, gold or diamond. Congratulations to Anna who earned a silver Norfolk County medal in her age group and to Penny who got a County Bronze and a 3rd place trophy in her age group.
Report by Penny Studley.
Full GYRR results:
Andrew Dormer 1.04.45 PB, Terry Hubbard 1.10.07 PB, James Bool 1.10.54 PB, Mark Stone 1.12.14, Andrew Thomas 1.14.31, Penny Studley 1.14.56, Ivan Lees 1.25.34, Lisa Smith 1.25.37 PB, Martine Perkins 1.25.37 PB, Anna Coulborn 1.25.45 PB, Kevin Boldy 1.30.45, Fiona Williams 1.32.50 PB, Jane Thomas 1.32.49, Michelle Leach 1.35.19 PB, Tracey Campbell 1.36.05 PB, Sean Newberry 1.37.21 PB, Nicky McGee 1.37.23 PB, Steph Deeks 1.38.06 PB, Ali Bilyard 1.38.51 PB, Pandora Buck 1.38.51, Tony Ludlam 1.39.44, Stephen Swallow 1.43.57, Rochine Symonds 1.44.49 PB, Naomi Hills 1.45.15 PB, James Ludlam 1.47.07 PB, Jo Pinkney 1.54.10 PB, Anita Betts 1.55.22 PB, Clare Hodges 1.56.48 PB.