Great Yarmouth Road Runners enjoy big race atmosphere in Norwich

Members of Great Yarmouth Road Runners line up for a post-run team photo. Picture: Club

Members of Great Yarmouth Road Runners line up for a post-run team photo. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

Seventeen members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners Club lined up alongside a record number of entrants for the third annual staging of the Run Norwich 10K.

Soaking up the incredible atmosphere generated by the huge crowds lining the historic route, runners of all description would have been inspired to achieve a variety of personal ambitions.

The club’s runners contributed to the success of the event, be it in their support of a charitable cause or achieving lifetime best performances.

It was definitely a feel-good day for all those involved!

The full GYRR results were: Marc Evans 37:49, Simon Bekker 41:20, Terry Hubbard 43:19, Mark Stone 45:19, Nadine Heseltine 49:47, John Bone 50:12, Emma Dawson 52:18, Ivan Lees 52:41, Emma Crow 52:56, Carl Jessup 55:23, David Silk 55:36, Stuart Canwell 55:49, Linda Drew 56:40, Leigh Taylor 1-00:48, Nadine Baldwin 1-04:47, Lisa Green 1-04:47, Katherine Audus 1-10:45. Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog The Brandon Fern Hoppers’ Wibbly Wobbly Log Job, which started and finished at High Lodge in Thetford Forest. attracted a small group of Great Yarmouth Road Runners for a more unusual challenge.

The event was advertised as an undulating ‘fun’ five mile trail through Thetford Forest. In reality it was a tricky trail with obstacles and hazards such as tree roots, fir cones and sharp corners and parts only able to accommodate a single file of runners. Competitors ran in and out of two old bomb craters and along an amazingly scenic trail through the forest.

There was a mass of creepy crawlies dining out on their mobile feeding stations!

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The event was extremely well organised with marshalling on every corner shouting out encouragement and cheering the runners.

Finishers received a medal with engravings on both sides.

GYRR was represented by Lorraine Dawson, Anna Coulborn, Alison Bilyard and Fiona Williams. Lorraine finished fourth in her age group in a very respectable 44.55, Anna came in next in 49.23 and Fiona and Ali ran a very commendable race coming in at 55.16 and 55.24 respectively.

The ladies had been wibbled and wobbled and were expert at log jogging on completion of a tricky undulating trail in the forest!