The day the rains came!!! 6-10-19 Lowestoft HM, Marriott's Way 10k and Felbrigg Hall Trail 10k.

A little bit of rain didn’t stop the hardcore GYRR crew from racing all over the county! There are a few selected photos of some of the races in action today. Full reports may follow.

Well done guys!!

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A soggy Nicky McGee at the Felbrigg hall Trail 10k.

A soggy Nicky McGee at the Felbrigg hall Trail 10k.

Easy like Sunday morning…Vicki and Clare in the foul weather conditions.

Easy like Sunday morning…Vicki and Clare in the foul weather conditions.

I bet you’re all wondering…..what colour were your trainers at the end of the Marriott’s Way 10k Fiona?

I bet you’re all wondering…..what colour were your trainers at the end of the Marriott’s Way 10k Fiona?

Berlin Marathon 29-9-19

We woke to almost perfect conditions, especially temperature-wise. After a pleasant 25-minute walk to the Tiergarten start area I was able to drop my bag off and make my way to the start pen.

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Coltishall 10k 22-9-19

A healthy number of GYRR members turned out to run in the final race to be held at the fast and flat venue of the Coltishall airbase. It was a warm day but as always some brilliant results were produced.

A special mention to Jo Anverali who won her age group and along with Nicola Baker and Anna Coulborn they also won the vets ladies team award. Great achievement ladies. Well done to all.

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Great North Run Sept 2019

Each year there is always good representation from GYRR at the Great North Run. Congratulations to the members who make that long journey to put GYRR on the map whilst enjoying the largest Half Marathon in the world!

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Lowestoft Scores 29-8-19

Congratulations to all the members of team GYRR who competed in the Lowestoft Scores race.

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Round Norfolk Relay 14th to 15th September 2019

Congratulations to GYRR for once again entering two Masters teams into the Round Norfolk Relay.

This year a considerable amount of bling was awarded to GYRR. One of the teams came 2nd in the Masters competition, the same team was also awarded a prize for achieving the closest to their estimated finishing time. On an individual level, congratulations to Nicola Baker for being the fastest female over her stage and to Gary Stanley for his 20th appearance award.

This event is a phenomenal feat of organisation and team work both on the weekend itself and leading up to in its organisation. Acknowledgement to Andrew Baker for being the driving force behind and in front of the scenes and to everyone involved.

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Thames Path 100 miler August Bank Holiday weekend 2019

Karen Peck achieved her 5th Ultra marathon this year and the longest on the Thames Path starting at the Thames Barrier on Friday of bank holiday weekend and finishing 100 miles later in Goring Oxfordshire the following day. Before starting at 10 30 am we all had thorough kit checks on this self-sufficient endurance run. We had to carry a list of compulsory kit plus food for the duration of the race and 2 litres of fluid. Only 3 check points at 26 miles, 52 miles and 80 miles on this event with an extra water stop at 13 miles which we all needed on this very hot weekend.

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La Plagne, French Alps 11k 27-7-19

On Saturday 27th July saw me in our favourite ski resort La Plagne, high up in the french alps, to take on what was going to be my biggest challenge since my running journey started almost 2 years ago.

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Worstead 5 miler 26-7-19

Seventeen GYRR supported this popular, sell-out 5-mile race hosted by North Norfolk Beach Runners.  It was the 8th race of 12 in the Sportlink Grand prix series with many GYRR trying to accumulate points to add to their running total.

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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.

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Wolsey Waddle Ultra 8-7-19

Wolsey Waddle Ultra 8-7-19

A recovery Ultra race if there is such a thing. Karen Peck ran the Wolsey Waddle 30 mile starting at Kesgrave heading off on the trails and riverbanks under the Orwell Bridge into Ipswich and back around on a circular route that was very overgrown in places with a bit of up and under in others. A low-key event with a good route although too much tarmac at points. Getting ready now for Thames Path 100-mile next month.

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By Karen Peck

Suffolk Trail Festival July 2019

After a little rest from coming 3rd in the Angles Way 100 k 3 weeks ago Karen Peck headed to Shimpling Farm just past Bury St Edmunds for the Suffolk Trail Festival. The 24-hour set off at 12 noon Saturday in good weather and consisted of an undulating cross-country course boggy in places after the weeks rain. After leaving a big box of essentials and kit to fuel up on the way round I set off on a good 100-mile pace in 24 hours. I don't mind laps, and this was a picturesque course but tough in places.

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Humpty Dumpty 10k 30-6-19  

With hot and sunny weather ideal for a day lazing on the beach 477 runners and their supporters headed inland to Freethorpe instead, for the popular Humpty Dumpty 10k. Three waves of runners set off to tackle the undulating course heading out towards Limpenhoe and Reedham before returning to Freethorpe.

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Aylsham 5K - 7th June 2019

5 ladies represented the Great Yarmouth Road Runners at the inaugural Aylsham 5k on June 7th starting at 7.30pm

The 421 participants were led around a multi-terrain route which included running on roads, grass and an off-road track. Some parts were quite narrow, winding and uneven at times but this did not phase our ladies at all!

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Bamburgh 10k 2-6-19

It is easy to understand why this beautiful Northumbrian Coastal Village has recently been rated as the Country's most popular seaside resort with its sweeping beaches, rolling dunes, high rocky cliffs and of course most impressive of castles you are ever likely to see.

This was never going to be about setting fast times. With a challenging course boasting hills galore and dramatic scenery it was easy to understand why runners had travelled from far and wide to be part of the event. 

Our own Simon Bekker was amongst the competitors flying the good flag for GYRR and whilst only just on the way back from injury this was not an opportunity to run in such majestic surrounds that he was easily going to let slip by.    

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Officially Recorded Times:

Simon - 00:48:43