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.
The sun shone to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Humpty Dumpty 10k. With 560 recorded finishers it was great to see 4 GYRR in the top 100. They included Andrew Dormer, Myles Duffield, Gary Pillar and Stephen Andrews. Andrew Dormer was elated with his time of 42.01. He has recently moved into the 50-54 age group and his time in this race earned him the club’s gold standard for this distance. In addition he also claimed his first ever race trophy; superb work Andrew!
Long-standing member, Paul Westgate, ran his fastest 10k in years finishing in a superb time of 46.13. It was a joy to see so many new members taking on this undulating course which started and finished at Freethorpe Village hall. Many congratulations go to Bridget Inyang, Rachel Ollett, James (Jim) Brown, Naomi Hills, Debbie Adams and Debbie Brown who all completed their first race for the club giving themselves automatic PBs.
Snatching Personal Best (PB) times in the hot conditions were Rob Bailey, Linda Drew and Vikki Brownsell; a brilliant achievement.
To add to the success of the day there were also 6 age group awards for the team. Congratulations to John Bone and Pauline Leeves who both got 1st in their respective age groups. 3rd place awards were achieved by Andrew Dormer, Anna Coulborn, Carole Spong and Penny Studley.
Finishers were rewarded with a special 10 year anniversary quality medal and tee-shirt. The event, hosted by Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club, was a roaring success. Special thanks go to Race Director, Pat Brightman, for all her co-ordination to make this a firm local favourite. It was also the 7th race in the Grand Prix series with many GYRR members featuring high up in the rankings.
The full GYRR team results are below:
Andrew Dormer42.01, Myles Duffield 42.07, Gary Pillar 43.09, Stephen Andrews 43.16, Mark Stone 45.06, Penny Studley 45.30, Paul Westgate 46.13, John Bone 49.59, Emma Dawson 50.11, Julie Webster 50.36, Rob Bailey 50.49, Pauline Leeves 51.03, Emma Crowe 52.07, Anna Coulborn 54.36, Lorrain Dawson 54.47, Ivan Lees 54.53, Linda Drew 55.59, John Bound 56.50, Carole Spong 58.05, Lucy Daisley-Cramp 1.00.01, Pandora Buck 1.00.10,Fiona Williams 1.00.18, Roger Andrews 1.02.10, Bridget Inyang 1.03.27, Rachel Ollett and Jenna Kemp 1.07.32, Alison Bilyard 1.08.35, Jim Brown 1.08.39, Vikki Brownsell 1.08.54, Naomi Hills 1.09.40, Bob Arnell 1.11.35, Anita Betts 1.14.32, Katherine Audus 1.15.19, Jim Spong 1.19.19, Debbie Adams 1.20.05, Debbie Brown 1.20.06.