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High hopes for Sunday athletics

PUBLISHED: 10:34 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:33 03 July 2010

GYADC runners at Worstead where they ran in the 5k.

GYADC runners at Worstead where they ran in the 5k.

On Sunday the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club are putting on their annual open meeting with competitors coming from all over the country.

The events run from 10.

On Sunday the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club are putting on their annual open meeting with competitors coming from all over the country.

The events run from 10.30am-4pm. It should be a good day's athletics and could also see a 2m jump by Chris Baker in the high jump. He won the silver in the England Schools Championships. Yarmouth's Sophie Mckinna will be competing in the shot putt after her silver medal at the Schools Championship.

Programmes will be available on the day.

With so many on-road races, the Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog last Friday evening was an interesting diversion. This event which is sold out every year takes place in Thetford forest and the route is off road with trails, woodland paths, sandy areas small hills and drags and grassland. The event is very well organised by Brandon Fern Hoppers and the T-shirt which every runner receives is well sought-after. A new animal is added to the design yearly. Seven runners from GYDAC took part with some good results.

Sole male club runner David Goodwin finished in a good 118th position pushing himself all the way in 40:24. First lady club member home was Sue Fraser timed at 44:18. Sue enjoyed the run and had a strong finish.

Competing for the second week in a row Diane Clark surprised herself by taking nearly four minutes off her previous time for this race, finishing in 236th place in 50:26, a great result.

Maureen England had Diane in her sights all the way round, and despite taking a tumble near to the finish recorded 51:06 in 239th slot.

Running this race for the first time Dawn Clegg was pleased with her time of 53:56 in 251st position. Following close behind with another steady run Denise Goodwin finished in 54:34 in 253rd place. Sixth lady club runner Sue Ryles competed well to record 56:20 in 266th position.

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