6 Great Yarmouth Road Runner gladiators descended on the city of Peterborough for it's annual half marathon event along with 5000 other competitors. There were good crowds along the streets of Peterborough to cheer everybody along.The weather was unusually hot for October and this made the flat, welcoming course much tougher than previous years. Despite the heat, the Great Yarmouth contingency achieved very good times:
Carl Jessup: 1hour 56mins 25seconds (1,783rd position overall). New P.B David Silk: 1Hour 57mins 25seconds (1,860th position overall). New P.B Rob Bailey: 1Hour 59mins 42seconds (2,054th position overall). New P.B Tony Anderson: 2hours 2mins 31 seconds (2,262nd position overall). New P.B Lisa Smith: 2Hours 23mins 51 soconds (3,326th position overall). Peter Spandler: 2Hours 23mins 51 seconds (3,327th position overall).
Marriotts Way 10k
Amidst all the marathons and half marathons recently run by club members, a small band of us went to Aylsham to run the Marriott's Way 10K organised by Broadland District Council. The run is along the old railway line that used to run between Aylsham and Reepham, and is now a paradise for wildlife, walkers, runners and cyclists.
First home was Lorrain Dawson (51.38), winning her age group. Carole Spong (57.57) was second in her age group. Dianne Crosby (1:08.57) was pleased to come in ahead of Chuck Weigand (1:10.11), who just popped past Bob Arnell, (1:10.14) on the final hill. Jim Spong (1:20.15) crossed the line hand in hand with a friend he made along the way!
It was a beautiful day with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the autumn colours. Thanks to Pat Arnell who supported us ably, and organised the Pub Sunday Carvery after the race.