The Valentine 10k

Cool, crisp conditions greeted runners and spectators on arrival at Easton & Otley College for the Norfolk Gazelles hosted Valentine 10K on Sunday. With entries having sold out weeks in advance it gave the runners time to assess their goals for this event and for some, the opportunity to make some interesting additions to their Valentine race wardrobe.

Great Yarmouth Road Runners were well represented at the event putting in some cracking performances including Steven 'Roly' Baker debuting in Club Colours.

Sadly Elaine Stone picked up an injury towards the end of the race, forcing her to limp into the finish but it was a reassuring sight to see Elaine's team-mates support her all the way across the line so she could receive her finisher's medal.

Of the 425+ runners to have completed the course, the overall winning times in the male and female races were 33:49 and 37:33 respectively.

GYRR Results:

23rd in 38:57 - Darren Honour
82nd in 43:21 - Mark Stone
86th in 43:36 - Gary Pillar (new PB)
97th in 44:07 - Steven Baker (debut PB)
128th in 46:36 - Dean Saunders (new PB)
133rd in 46:45 - Andrew Dormer (new PB)
145th in 47:32 - Jane Thomas (new PB)
178th in 49:42 - Joe Jermy (new PB)
188th in 50:13 - John Bone
211th in 51:43 - Jody Donaldson
212th in 51:45 - Andrew Manning
231st in 52:51 - Julie Webster (new PB)
234th in 52:53 - Lorraine Dawson
412th in 70:29 - Elaine Stone

Report by Simon Bekker