Run Norwich 10k 21-7-19
Run Norwich 10k 21-7-19
A record 6,201 runners completed Run Norwich 10k this year. The fifth iteration of the run, organised by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) and partners, was the first in its new weekend slot of late July.
In warm conditions, the race, which had sold out in just four days back in January, saw it largest ever starting field assemble around the City Hall and Norwich market for the grand start.
The honour of starting the race went to Stuart Webber, Norwich City Football Club’s Sporting Director. Once underway, the sea of runners swept through the 10-kilometre city centre course, passing iconic landmarks such as the Castle and Norwich Cathedral, spurred on by the passionate support from tens of thousands of spectators and over 450 volunteers.
First over the line, and taking his first Run Norwich title, was 21-year-old Logan Smith from City of Norwich Athletics Club (CoNAC). His time of 31:41 was a minute shy of last year’s course record set by Nick Earl. In the women’s race, CoNAC’s 26 year-old Iona Lake took her first title on her race debut in a time of 36:24.
The 32-strong GYRR contingence followed on in style with Andrew Thomas leading the red, white and blues home in an impressive 43.44. The GYRR team were all safely over the finish line under 92 minutes, happy to receive a quality finishers medal and a goody bag.
For any members thinking of doing this race in 2020 it comes highly recommended for the atmosphere, crowd and marshal support (450 marshals!), pretty route and quality bling. It is also a challenge with lots of taxing uphill sections which makes crossing the finish line a real sense of achievement.
Full GYRR results below:
Andrew Thomas 43.44, Penny Studley 46.47, John Algar 47.34, Lee Harvey 47.44, Kevin Fuller 48.49, Richard lamb 50.33, Daniel Grimmer 50.36, Chris Tyrell 53.35, Steve Nicholls 54.45, Michelle Leach 55.14 (PB), Eirrin Thompson 56.12, Martin Harvey 57.24, Tracey Campbell 57.24, Elaine Stone 58.04, James Ludlam 59.04, Nicola McGee 1.02.29, Rochine Symonds 1.03.15, Bridget Inyang 1.03.20, Gemma Aylen 1.03.21, Jane Thomas 1.03.30, Martin Yaxley 1.05.48, Alison Bilyard 1.06.18, Leigh Taylor 1.07.27, Steph Deeks 1.08.57, Katherine Audus 1.10.53, Stephen Swallow 1.11.42, Jo Pinkney 1.12.40, Ian Freel 1.12.52, Liz Cox 1.16.07, Monique Bentley 1.21.25, Sue Hurst 1.28.24 and Maxine Hart 1.31.23.
Report compiled by Penny Studley.