Lowestoft 5 Miler 9th April 2017

Lowestoft 5 Mile Dash 9th April 2017

GYRR post race team shot with team mascots Noah and Darcy.

GYRR post race team shot with team mascots Noah and Darcy.

 

A short excursion along the coast for the 7th staging of this annual event saw eleven members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners Club, including two race debutants, in the familiar red, white and blue take part in the Lowestoft Promenade 5 Miler on Sunday 9 April.

Glorious sunshine and enough of an onshore breeze, to either help or hinder, (dependent on your viewpoint) greeted the runners on a day that brought out the day- trippers and beach-hut residents.

Preceding the 5 mile run there was a very closely contested children’s 1 kilometre run which proved to be very entertaining and good reward for those that took part. It was also reward indeed for the Road Runners Club contingent in the main event with age category wins for Simon Bekker, Lorrain Dawson and John Bone as well as several new personal best times being achieved.

Overall it was a fun morning and as well as thanking the officials, including our very own Pauline Leeves, a special mention must also go to our team mascots for the day -  Noah and Darcy and injured dad Steven Baker - for their excellent encouragement and support out there on the course.

Pleased as punch...hic hic....Simon, Lorrain and John clutching their prizes for winning their age categories.

Pleased as punch...hic hic....Simon, Lorrain and John clutching their prizes for winning their age categories.

 

 

Overall GYRR Results:

 

9th        Simon Bekker             32:39   (Age Cat Winner)

37th      Emma Dawson            38:49  

44th      John Bone                   39:46   (Age Cat Winner)

45th      Lorrain Dawson          39:48   (Age Cat Winner)

58th      Anna Coulborn           42:33

63rd      Elaine Stone                42:50

90th      Fiona Williams            47:35

103rd    Jenna Kemp                50:30

115th    Debbie Adams                        01:02:00

116th    Rebecca Sturman        01:02:00

117th    Katherine Audus         01:02:00

Nearly there ladies.... you picked a hot day for your first race!

Nearly there ladies.... you picked a hot day for your first race!

 

 

Report by Simon Bekker