Half marathon has wide appeal

THE 21st Great Yarmouth Road Runners’ Adnams Half Marathon is on Sunday, August 14, bringing in runners from all over the UK and even some from abroad.

An entry form is on page 55 of this week’s Great Yarmouth Mercury, and entries also can be made online at www.gyrr.co.uk

Entry forms should be sent to Andy Peck, 101 Burgh Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 8AZ with entry fees payable to Great Yarmouth Road Runners (UKA members �11, unattached �13, closing date August 12.

The race HQ is at Gorleston FC’s Emerald Park on Wood Farm Lane and organisers say they appreciate their support as well as the Ormiston Venture Academy for parking facilities.

The route is of two laps taking in the villages of Browston, Lound and Flixton. Water stations are provided. The distance is accurately measured and timed for all entrants.

As well as the prize list, every finisher will get both a T-shirt and a well-filled goody bag.

Just like last year, Adnams Brewery are supplying every runner with a bottle from the range of Adnams Beers and many will win one of their spot prizes.

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An additional sponsor this year is Pasquier Brioche and they are swelling the goody bags with a sample Pitch Chocolate Brioche and a drinks bottle for every runner.

Medical support is supplied by St John Ambulance.

Runners’ feedback after last year’s event was most encouraging, with many compliments from amongst the 300-plus participants.