Andrew’s a golden boy as he claims his first race trophy at Humpty Dumpty 10K

Great Yarmouth Road Runners at the Humpty Dumpty 10k race. Picture: Penny Studley

Great Yarmouth Road Runners at the Humpty Dumpty 10k race. Picture: Penny Studley - Credit: Archant

Humpty Dumpty, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men plus 36 Great Yarmouth Road Runners (GYRR) turned out to compete in one of the most popular 10k road races at the weekend.

The sun shone to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Humpty Dumpty 10k. With 560 recorded finishers it was great to see four GYRR in the top 100 – Andrew Dormer, Myles Duffield, Gary Pillar and Stephen Andrews. Andrew Dormer was elated with his time of 42.01. He has recently moved into the 50-54 age group and his time earned him the club’s gold standard for this distance. In addition he also claimed his first ever race trophy.

Long-standing member Paul Westgate ran his fastest 10k in years, a superb time of 46.13. Many new members took part on this undulating course which started and finished at Freethorpe Village Hall – Bridget Inyang, Rachel Ollett, Jim Brown, Naomi Hills, Debbie Adams and Debbie Brown all completed their first race for the club. Taking PBs in hot conditions were Rob Bailey, Linda Drew and Vikki Brownsell.

To add to the success of the day there were also six age group awards for the team. John Bone and Pauline Leeves both tookfirst in their respective age groups. Third-place awards went to Andrew Dormer, Anna Coulborn, Carole Spong and Penny Studley.

Finishers were rewarded with a special 10-year anniversary quality medal and T-shirt. The event, hosted by Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club, was a roaring success. It was also the seventh race in the Grand Prix series with many GYRR members featuring high up in the rankings.

Full GYRR team results: Andrew Dormer 42.01, Myles Duffield 42.07, Gary Pillar 43.09, Stephen Andrews 43.16, Mark Stone 45.06, Penny Studley 45.30, Paul Westgate 46.13, John Bone 49.59, Emma Dawson 50.11, Julie Webster 50.36, Rob Bailey 50.49, Pauline Leeves 51.03, Emma Crowe 52.07, Anna Coulborn 54.36, Lorrain Dawson 54.47, Ivan Lees 54.53, Linda Drew 55.59, John Bound 56.50, Carole Spong 58.05, Lucy Daisley-Cramp 1.00.01, Pandora Buck 1.00.10,Fiona Williams 1.00.18, Roger Andrews 1.02.10, Bridget Inyang 1.03.27, Rachel Ollett and Jenna Kemp 1.07.32, Alison Bilyard 1.08.35, Jim Brown 1.08.39, Vikki Brownsell 1.08.54, Naomi Hills 1.09.40, Bob Arnell 1.11.35, Anita Betts 1.14.32, Katherine Audus 1.15.19, Jim Spong 1.19.19, Debbie Adams 1.20.05, Debbie Brown 1.20.06.