Invite to runners

RUNNERS will be pounding the streets bringing some sporting spectacle to the Great Yarmouth Charter Celebrations.An invite is being issued to people in and beyond the borough to take up the challenge of the 10km East Coast Run and mark 800 years of civic freedom.

RUNNERS will be pounding the streets bringing some sporting spectacle to the Great Yarmouth Charter Celebrations.

An invite is being issued to people in and beyond the borough to take up the challenge of the 10km East Coast Run and mark 800 years of civic freedom.

Hundreds of runners of all abilities are expected to line up for the race, organised by Great Yarmouth Road Runners and the borough council, on Sunday, October 26. And everyone is encouraged to take part and keep active.

Starting and finishing in the Market Place, the course will wind through the historic town centre and along the Golden Mile.

Everyone crossing the finishing line will be presented with a special commemorative charter seal medal made by Ernie Childs of Great Yarmouth Potteries.

Borough council culture, sport and leisure manager Marie Field said: “This is not just for serious runners but a chance for workmates, students or friends to team up and have some fun getting fit for what we hope will be a wonderful occasion.”

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Ex-Olympian and Chicago Marathon winner Paul Evans has been recruited to provide a training programme and advice for novice runners. Paul is providing a weekly training schedule and fitness tips in the Mercury, official media partner for the East Coast

Run.

Mercury editor Anne Edwards said: “We all know the importance of keeping fit and active, so this is a perfect opportunity to take part in a group event, supported by other people of the same ability. There are lots of groups who could consider taking part, including local football teams, cricket clubs, regular cyclists… come on and join in!”

The event is being sponsored by Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care Trust with support from Active Norfolk, the GY Sports, Cultural and Town Centre Partnerships and Yarmouth sport and leisure trust.

An entry form is published in this week's paper and fees are £8 for club members and £10 for non-club members.

For more details visit www.gyrr.co.uk or call race director Karen Manning on 01493 302179.