Norfolk Cross Country Championships Thetford – 7 January 2018
GYRR’s Sean Jermy and Simon Bekker were two representatives in amongst upwards of 400 athletes competing across the age ranges at this year’s championships at Thetford. Whilst the weather was at times cold and breezy particularly on the more exposed sections thus requiring a good test of stamina from the athletes, the sun shone magnificently throughout and this was reflected by an excellent show of spectator support.
The standard was exceptionally high in all categories with the GYRR duo starting their 10.8 Kilometre distance race just after mid-day. Sean kitted out in his club vest and shorts brushed off his post Christmas cold symptoms to record 19th place in a time of 42:29 in the Senior Men’s Category whilst Simon kitted out in more than a few layers, recorded 24th place in a time of 50:07 in the Masters 40-44 age category.
A huge vote of thanks should go to the volunteers of Thetford AC and Athletics Norfolk for organising the whole event and for providing all of the runners with the opportunity to compete on a challenging yet very good set of courses.
Report by Simon Bekker.