Norwich HM 7-4-19

Norwich Half Marathon 7-4-19

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Today saw a small group of GYRR attending the 34th Norwich half marathon at The Norfolk Showground. A very foggy start to the day but with the race not starting until 10:30 we were hopeful of it clearing, only for the rain to arrive 5 minutes before the start. It was WET, very WET and  lots of big puddles but the rain finally gave up after almost 90 minutes and the sky began to brighten. Brilliant run from Iain Johnstone who was running his 1st half marathon and came in at a very impressive 1:54:18. PB’s for Gareth Davies, Shell Leach and a PB for myself by 8 mins 26secs and finally getting my bronze award. Fantastic runs from NIcky Mcgee (my own personal pacer), Jane Thomas, Chris Tyrell, Kate Wakefield, Jane Middleton and Kelly Shaw who had already run 9 miles before the half started as part of her 22 mile marathon training run.

By Rochine Symonds.