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Freeze a jolly good fellow - Evans wins Parkrun

16:15 28 February 2013

Gorleston Parkrun

On a perishingly cold day, 118 brave souls turned up for this week’s 5k parkrun against the wind. Not surprisingly there were only seven personal best times this week.

First home, for his sixth win, was Benjamin Harris of Retford AC in 18:00. He was followed by Marc Evans in 19:35 and Scott Chadwick of Coltishall Jaguars in 19:39.

In the ladies race Sylvia Wafula was a clear winner for the third time in 23:12 with Janina Domiczew second in 24:29 and Maria Ball third in 24:42. Maria now leads the ladies points table by a healthy 238.

On Sunday eight hardy Parkrunners joined the amazingly brave Cystic Fibrosis dipathon after an extra 5k run around the parkrun course.

It is interesting to observe people’s different footfalls. It is generally accepted that it is better posture, and causes fewer injuries, to push off from the front of each foot and some photos show this but others show that some land flat-footed or even on their heels.

The latter is encouraged by extra cushioning in many trainers. It is amazing though how many photos show that many runners spend a lot of time with both feet actually off the ground – thus reducing frictional slow down.

1 Benjamin Harris 18:00 SM35-39 (Retford AC), 2 Marc Evans 19:35 SM30-34, 3 Scott Chadwick 19:39 SM35-39 (Coltishall Jaguars) PB, 4 Darren Barnes 19:42 SM35-39, 5 Matthew Frary 20:07 SM35-39 (Norwich Road Runners), 6 Kane Simmonds 20:14 JM15-19, 7 Adrian Grand 20:46 VM45-49 (Norwich Road Runners), 8 Adrian Richard Simmonds 21:30 VM40-44, 9 William Simm 21:42 JM14, 10 Jed Knights 21:43 JM15-19, 11 Matthew Sutton 21:50 SM25-29 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 12 Andrew Neil Baker 22:02 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 13 Andrew Lawrence 22:23 VM45-49, 14 Jeremy Durkin 22:47 SM35-39, 15 Kevan Pywell 22:57 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth & District AC), 16 Nick Overy 23:09 VM45-49, 17 Sylvia Wafula 23:12 SW25-29, 18 John Scott 23:14 VM45-49, 19 Mark Womack 23:23 VM40-44, 20 Ashley Palmer 23:25 SM25-29

21 Paul Westgate 23:32 VM55-59 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 22 Daniel Sampson 23:38 JM15-19 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 23 Ian Wells 23:47 VM50-54, 24 Roger Williams 23:50 VM55-59, 25 Vince Smith 24:04 SM35-39, 26 Steve Stringer 24:08 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 27 Matthew John Buckoke 24:20 SM35-39 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 28 Mark Burns 24:21 VM40-44, 29 Nigel Ayers 24:23 VM45-49, 30 Jamie Garbutt 24:24 SM25-29, 31 Mthandazo Hlabangana 24:25 VM40-44, 32 Michael Clubbs 24:28 VM50-54 PB, 33 Janina Domiczew 24:29 SW30-34, 34 William Delf 24:39 VM50-54 (City of Norwich AC), 35 Dom Winney 24:39 JM15-19 PB, 36 Maria Ball 24:42 VW40-44, 37 Mark Stone 24:47 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 38 Richard Damon Moyse 24:48 SM35-39, 39 Luke Blackwell 24:49 SM25-29, 40 Duncan Harrison 24:51 SM35-39

41 Graham Roberts 25:03 VM60-64, 42 Bernard Mukuya 25:11 SM35-39, 43 Dale Bullock 25:12 VM45-49, 44 Howard Wilcox 25:17 VM55-59, 45 David Andrew Mills 25:26 VM40-44, 46 Michael Dale 25:30 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 47 Michael Childs 25:32 VM60-64, 48 Rob Nicholls 25:43 SM20-24 PB, 49 Stewart Galbraith 25:46 VM40-44 (Ealing Eagles RC), 50 Steven Rees 25:52 SM35-39, 51 Ann Harris 25:56 VW35-39, 52 James Donnelly 26:04 VM40-44, 53 Lorrain Dawson 26:07 VW50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 54 Andreas Brodbeck 26:12 VM50-54, 55 Rhys Patterson 26:20 JM14, 56 George Jerrard 26:26 JM14 PB, 57 Sidney Overy 26:27 JM15-19, 58 Kay Lydall 26:40 VW45-49, 59 Kevin Blackwell 27:01 VM50-54, 60 Graham Sampson 27:03 VM65-69 (Bungay Black Dog RC)

61 Jacob Harvey 27:04 JM14 PB, 62 Philip Harvey 27:05 VM40-44, 63 Louise Penn 27:08 VW50-54, 64 Daniel Blackwell 27:15 SM30-34, 65 Hayley Donnelly 27:23 VW35-39, 66 Richard Turley 27:32 SM30-34, 67 Victoria Swanston 27:47 SW30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 68 Peter Spandler 27:52 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 69 David Drew 28:02 SM25-29, 70 Elaine Stone 28:04 VW50-54, 71 Zarina Hampton 28:07 SW25-29, 72 Alison Ayers 28:18 VW45-49, 73 Saskia Simm 28:19 JW14, 74 Phillip Laurier 28:52 VM60-64 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 75 Andrew Ralph 28:57 VM40-44, 76 Faye Ellis 29:08 SW30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 77 Kerstin Langer 29:11 VW45-49, 78 Haydn Patterson 29:18 JM14, 79 Paul Spandler 29:20 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 80 Janet Sanderson 29:26 VW60-64

81 Dave Girling 29:29 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 82 Dianne Crosby 29:36 VW65-69 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 83 Gary Brown 29:46 VM55-59, 84 Helen Louise Swann 30:02 VW40-44, 85 Christine Holland 30:07 VW40-44, 86 Michael Paul Swann 30:15 VM45-49, 87 Tony Ellis 30:20 VM45-49, 88 Chuck Weigand 30:23 VM65-69 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 89 Bob Arnell 30:46 VM65-69 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 90 Esther Simm 30:51 JW14, 91 Sarah Simm 30:51 VW45-49, 92 David Bound 30:57 VM55-59, 93 Peter John Westgate 31:13 VM60-64, 94 Caroline Lester 31:17 VW35-39 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 95 Karen Gedge 31:18 VW45-49 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 96 Sam Darby 32:26 JM14, 97 Rebecca Joanne Hands 32:41 VW35-39, 98 Les Prettyman 33:01 VM55-59, 99 Julie Fletcher 33:21 VW45-49, 100 Paul Greensides 33:28 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners). 101 John Figiel 33:29 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 102 Nicholas Dyer 34:06 VM50-54, 103 Sinead Galbraith 35:04 VW35-39, 104 Wendy Sutton 35:06 VW50-54, 105 Louis Richard Moyse 36:33 JM14, 106 Anna Duffield 38:04 JW14, 107 Jacquie Duffield 38:06 VW35-39, 108 Jessica Hudson 38:31 JW15-19, 109 Emily Frosdick 38:32 JW15-19, 110 Linda Phillips 38:45 VW55-59, 111 Lin Randell 41:33 VW50-54 PB, 112 Anthony Harris 42:09 VM55-59, 113 Melissa Duffield 43:44 JW14, 114 Myles Duffield 43:46 SM35-39, 115 Pat Bound 44:38 VW55-59, 116 Jean Withington 46:30 VW60-64, 117 Anita Betts 46:30 VW60-64, 118 Angie Peterson 47:02 VW45-49

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