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Athletic club member's star encounter

PUBLISHED: 12:38 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 03 July 2010

Pat Brightman with Haile Gebrselassie in Manchester.

Pat Brightman with Haile Gebrselassie in Manchester.

Great Yarmouth & District Athletic Club's Pat Brightman, competed with 26,500 other runners in the BUPA Manchester 10k. The winner of the race was the great Haile Gebrselassie in a time of 27:39, who took time out for a photo with Pat before the race (see back page).

Great Yarmouth & District Athletic Club's Pat Brightman, competed with 26,500 other runners in the BUPA Manchester 10k. The winner of the race was the great Haile Gebrselassie in a time of 27:39, who took time out for a photo with Pat before the race (see back page).

The race is through the streets of the City, out to the famous Old Trafford ground and back to the Deansgate - the street on which Usain Bolt later in the day broke the 150m record. Pat improved on her last 10k and finished in 1-18:07.

On Wednesday, the last of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners Promenade five-mile series took place and two runners from GYDAC took part, the easterly winds affecting their times.

Dave Goodwin finished in 37:46, while Andrew McNamara recorded 41:39.

The Norfolk racing calendar will be very busy during the next few months. The next race will be the Alex Moore Memorial Relay on Sunday.

On Sunday, June 28, GYDAC's Humpty Dumpty 10k takes place. Full details can be obtained from www.gydac.org.uk


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