Brighton Half marathon 24-2-19

24th February 2019 was the 29th year of The Grand Brighton Half Marathon. One of the first major half marathons in the running calendar, the race is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

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LDWA Winter Poppyline Ultra 17-2-19

Loving North Norfolk trails I decided to run the LDWA Winter Poppyline rather than Peddars Way which I've run twice before. With excellent weather for February the race was challenging but really enjoyable leaving Aylsham High School and going through 5 checkpoints at Itteringham, Holt, Sheringham, Southrepps and Felmingham and finally back to Aylsham.

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Valentine 10k 17-2-19

Thank you to Norfolk Gazelles for hosting this sell-out 10k road race which started and finished at Easton College. The sun shone and the marshals gave positive encouragement around the course to help the 21 GYRRs complete the course along with the 573 other competitors.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon 10-2-19

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon 10-2-19

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Four GYRR members were enticed to London to be part of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park HM.  As the name suggests it was set in and around the Olympic Park and although there was no sign of Queen Elizabeth herself, 4000 plus runners made up for her absence.

The course map was very twisty-turny and in reality it turned out to be just that.  It was a course where you almost constantly saw other competitors running past or across a different section of the park.  The undulations were frequent, but it was manageable in terms of numbers of runners.  At no point did it feel over-crowded.  Similarly, the bag drop and general organisation was such that it felt like a relaxed race with everything close by. 

All four GYRR members enjoyed it enough to say they would consider returning in the future and the medal was decent.

Full results below:

Penny Studley 1.36.50, Paul Reeve 1.37.25, Emma Dawson 1.56.03 Katherine Audus 2.55.04

Report by Penny Studley


Freethorpe 10 miler 27-1-19

39 Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) braved the icy winds to tackle the undulating Freethorpe 10 miler.  Starting and finishing in the village of Freethorpe but also weaving through the villages of Reedham and Limpenhoe, the weather made this a particularly harsh run.  The rain held off and the sun peeped through as a welcome consolation. In a field of 638 runners GYRR clocked some impressive performances.

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Thetford Trails 6-1-19

On the 6 January 2019, six GYRR took part in the Thetford Trails 10k. The weather was ideal for a trail race it was warm and dry.  The course wasn’t an easy course due to most of the race being on really stony roads through Thetford Forest .

Lorrain Dawson 54.19

Elizabeth White 59.03

Rachel Acamon-Carbonelli1.01.34

James Ludlam 1.01.4

Stephanie Deekes 1.06.2

Liz Cox 1.09.42

Report by Lorrain Dawson.

Wymondham NYD 10k 1-1-19

Wymondham New Year’s Day 10k 1-1-19

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Recipe for a Happy New Year Great Yarmouth Road Runners style = 22 members turning out to race the Wymondham 10k on New Year’s Day, 9 cracking PBs, 1 age group award and countless smiles from all the GYRRs for taking part in a sport they all love. Well done to the team.

Elsewhere, other members enjoyed getting active for the first day of ‘Red January’.  GYRR Mental Health ambassador, Fiona Williams, encouraged club mates to sign up to this worthy cause which is supporting Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, raising awareness of mental health and well-being.

GYRR 10k results below:

Paul       Reeve   43:11 PB

Mark     Stone    44:11

John      Algar      44:17

Gary      Pillar      45:00

Lee         Harvey  45:03 PB

Penny   Studley 46:05

Ivan       Lees       49:59 PB

Michele Alexander 50:51 PB

Anna     Coulborn 51:36 (2nd in age group)

Chris      Tyrrell   52:28 PB

James Carass 52.31

Elise       Mitchell 55:07 PB

Tony      Ludlam 56:20

Tracey   Campbell 58:05 PB

Vikki      Brownsell 1.02.55 PB

Elaine Haggarty 1.01.59

Anita     Betts     1.08.58 PB

Debbie Adams  1.21.09

Katherine Audus 1.21.58

Joanne Stone    1.23.02

Anna     Spackman 1.23.04

Chris      Harbord 1.32.14


Report by Penny Studley.

Other races Autumn/Winter 2018

GYRR also had representation at the following races:

Peterborough HM 14-10-18

Fairclough 5 miler Andrew Thomas 34.43 28-10-18

Snetterton HM 18-11-18

Trowse 10k 28-10-18

Trowse 10k 28-10-18

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Mark Stone’s race report…..Marc Evans first back for GYRR as usual, it was Mark and Rachel’s first time at Trowse, Ivan had fun and Mark enjoyed his McDonalds. You’re hired for the new year Mark!