Mad March Hare 10k
On a very blustery day 21 GYRR travelled to Coltishall for the Mad March Hare10k. The race is one of 3 in a series held annually, hosted by Coltishall Jaguars Running Club.
Some excellent times and personal bests (PBs) were achieved in testing conditions. Top club runner Sean Jermy finished in second place in a thrilling battle with the eventual winner. Sean is enjoying continued success this season. His time of 36.16 was not only a PB but it earned him the GYRR Gold Standard by one second.
Darren Honour ran his usual determined run and came in 8th, Marc Evans came in 11th position: another fine run. Stephen Andrews came in next running his first race for the club in quite a while, next came Victoria Quantrill, taking a break from marathon training in a brilliant 69th position. Mark Womack was next road runner happy to see the finish line. Toni George ran her usual gritty race followed by Paul Westgate who was pleased with his time but not so the scenery. This well organised race involved laps of the RAF base which is fast and flat but very exposed to the elements.
Mother and daughter came in next with Emma Dawson taking bragging rights from Mum Lorraine. Roger Andrews put in a notable performance, knocking 6 minutes off his previous 10K time and coming 2nd in his age group.
GYRR also welcomed so newer members who raced for the first time in club colours. Congratulations to Jenna Kemp and Katherine Audus. Katherine ran with her dad, long-standing member Ivan lees. The pair received the loudest cheer from their team mates as they crossed the line together. The camaraderie amongst the club was a huge support.
Overall, three age category trophies were awarded to Darren Honour, Vicky Quantrill and Carole Spong, with Sean Jermy receiving the overall 2nd place trophy; great running team.
Full results below:
2nd Sean Jermy 36.16 8th Darren Honour 38.09 11th Marc Evans38.50 46th Stephen Andrews 42.58 69th Victoria Quantrill 44.13 101st Mark Womack 46.30 122nd Toni George 47.25 142nd Paul Westgate 48.20 162nd Emma Dawson 49.44 191st Lorrain Dawson 51.42 258th Jodie Lee 55.39 302nd Carole Spong 57.46 317th Pandora Buck 58.49 333rd Nadine Baldwin 59.45 334th Fiona Williams 59.47 371st Roger Andrews 62.36 383rd Teresa Solomon 64.31 398th Alison Bilyard 67.02 399th Jenna Kemp 67.03 434th Katherine Audus 75.47 435th Ivan Lees 75.50.