Athletics and running round-up

ATHLETICS: On Sunday the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club travelled to Bury St Edmunds for the last Anglian League fixture of the season.The U13 girls team has been getting stronger and Lauren Peach had her best run in the 200m to finish second in 29.

ATHLETICS: On Sunday the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club travelled to Bury St Edmunds for the last Anglian League fixture of the season.

The U13 girls team has been getting stronger and Lauren Peach had her best run in the 200m to finish second in 29.4sec, with Emily Anderson winning the B race in 31.5. Katie Canham ran 15.5 in the hurdles for fourth and Rhiannon Clark was seconf in the B race in 17.2. In the relay these girls finished third in 63.8 and the team did really well to finish third.

The U15 girls had no winners. Frankie Turner was second in the hurdles in 12.9. Kelly Pywell in her 800m was third in 2m 45.3. Amber Burton ran close to her personal best in the 200m, third in 27.9. Catherine Lee again produced a pb in the 1500m running 5m11.2 for third. Louisa Marshall had her best run in the 200m B race, fourth in 30.3. The team took fourth place.

In the inter-senior ladies Katy Barber won the 100m in 12.8 and her fast 200m in 26.4 earned second. Molly Baldwin finished third in both the 100/200m B races in 13.6/28.4. Sophie McKinna won the shot with 11.92m and was second in the B event discus throwing 20.89m. Emma Barwick in the A discus threw 22.42m, this section finishing fourth.

In the U13 boys there was one winner, Josh Clark in the 800m in a fast 2m33.5. Jay Turner in the javelin threw 24.99m for third. Chris Spinks in the 100m/200m had two fourth places with 15.3/32.6. The team again finished fourth.

In the U15 boys 200m A race Jordon Godfrey ran a pb of 26.2 for third and Mark Phillipson ran a pb 26.8 for his second in the B race. Miguel Reyes competing for the first time made a good debut with 13.1 for his fourth in the 100m and later jumped 1.50m for third in the high jump. Keelan Pywell in the 1500m ran 5m19.1 for third. Kyle Ella in a very fast 800m ran a pb of 2m32.7 to finish fourth. Again the team were in fourth place.

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The U17 boys finished third. Richard Taylor in the 100m had a real head-to-head battle winning in 11.3. The 200m saw Richard take third in the A race in 24.2 and Shane Atherton bounced back from a disqualification in the 100m to record a pb of 25.1 for second in the B race. James House jumped 1.50m for second in the high jump and 4.62m for third in the long jump. Ben Johnson took second in the 400m in 56.8. James Lee in the discus threw 16.26m for third.

The junior/senior men had the best result of the day in second place. Jahmal Mills did six events, his best the long jump, won with 6.36m. His second in the triple jump with 12.81m was a very good performance. Josh Aldred in the 100m was second in 11.5 and Matthew Millman running the B race won in 12.0. Kevin Pywell broke 12min for the 3000m, third in 11m 58.1.

The overall team result was 1 City of Norwich 930, 2 West Suffolk 634, 3 Luton 589, 4 Great Yarmouth 426, 5 Waveney 103, 6 Huntingdon 94.

The club waits for other league results to see if any sections have reached the finals in September.

Great Yarmouth Road Runners: John Hartley and Sean Jermy are beginning to make their mark. Two races requiried a combination of speed and stamina, qualities which these two clearly have in abundance.

The first race was the popular Worstead Five Miler, an event which fits in nicely with the Worstead Festival weekend. Hartley steamed through the dog-leg course, recording an impressive time and a personal best. Not too far behind was another club newcomer, Stephen Dady, who, together with wife Sylvia, made up an impressive contingent of Seasiders.

There were four club members at the Broome 10k event, and here Sean Jermy took the honours with an impressive sub-40 minute clocking. He was followed by Matthew Sutton, continuing his preparation for the Great North Run, John Hills, now making a habit of winning his age group, and Karen Manning, running smoothly and well as she too incorporates effortlessly her racing and her preparation for an autumn marathon.

Results. Worstead Five Miles (Friday, July 23): 27 John Hartley 31:16 (pb), 57 Stephen Dady 33-03, 253 Sylvia Dady 43-29.

Broome 10k (Wednesday, July 29): 16 Sean Jermy 39:45, 47 Matthew Sutton 44:19 (pb), 52 John Hills 45:35 (first over-60), 64 Karen Manning 47:27.

Gorleston Cliffs Park Run: A bumper field of 56 took part in the Gorleston Cliffs Gala special Park Run on Saturday.

First time runner John Hartley from Great Yarmouth Road Runners won the race in 19min 15sec. Previous winner Sean Jermy, also of GYRR was second in 19:47. David Hughes' regular third place was assured with a time of 20:05. The race for fourth place ended in an exciting finish with 14-year-old James Craig from Stockport Harriers sprinting in to beat Matthew Sutton and Lee Daniels. All recorded times of 21:19 but Craig's time was the best age graded performance of the day with 79.8pc.

In her fourth Park Run regular volunteer Karen Manning was first lady home in 24.09.

Matthew Sutton has been awarded the Sweatshop prize for July.

The full results, as always, are on the Park Run web site, together with Park Run news items and the league tables.

The Gorleston cliffs Park Run takes place every Saturday morning at 9am and is free.