Prewer first over parkrun line again

A marvellous turn-out of 114 park runners enjoyed the Gorleston sunshine. They included a young lady from Leeds who was participating in her 49th different parkrun.

There are about 70 regular Saturday parkruns around the country now. There were allso visitors from Northampton and regulars from all parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

The race was won by Carl Prewer of Lowestoft Road Runners, for the 13th time, in an excellent time of 16.48. No-one else could live with this but young Dominic Oliver, GYDAC, came second in 18.35 and David Hughes third in 18.49.

In the ladies’ race, Cheryl Holder of Purple Patch Runners won in 20.54 with Sylvia Wafula second in 22.18 and Bobbie Sauerzapf third in 24.10.

Vinney Jones recorded a wonderful time considering he was carrying a 38lb rucksack and a bag of jelly babies. It seems no challenge is too much for him.

On July 16, parkrun volunteer Dave Kelf has hired the Great Yarmouth track in Wellesley Park all day (8am to 6pm) to try to run 65k for Palliative Care East.

He will be accompanied by others, including Ira Smith who will also attempt to run all day.

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All other runners, friends and supporters are invited to come along and run as many laps as they like for that real track running experience and to support Dave and Ira.

Why not try a few fast ones, some track training or pace yourself over a measured distance. GYBC and GYB Services are donating the track free of charge for the day.

Over the past few weeks Spiderman and Superman (pictured) have been training at Gorleston Cliffs parkrun for their “Everyman’s Cancer” fund raising 10k run on July 17.

They have been doing this in full costume and have added colour and warmth to our event for a very good cause. They will be at the next run one last time so there is an invitation to go along and donate a pound or two for their very good cause.

The Norwich parkrun have won a Sport in the Community award. The Gorleston parkrun were influential in helping start the Norwich event.

Gorleston parkrun event 115

1 Carl Prewer 16:48 VM40-44 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 2 Dominic David Neil Oliver 18:35 JM15-19 (Great Yarmouth & District AC), 3 David R Hughes 18:49 VM45-49, 4 Jonathan Meadows 18:54 SM30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 5 Marc Evans 19:03 SM30-34, 6 Bruce Beckett 20:25 JM14 (City Of Norwich AC), 7 Adrian Richard Simmonds 20:30 VM40-44, 8 Darren Cains 20:36 SM30-34, 9 Rob Plane 20:41 VM40-44 PB, 10 Cheryl Holder 20:54 VW40-44 (Purple Patch Runners) PB, 11 Stephen Leeves 20:58 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 12 Chris Tye 21:03 VM40-44 (Ipswich Triathlon Club), 13 Adam Towfighi 21:09 SM20-24, 14 Luke Blackwell 21:22 SM25-29, 15 John Figiel 21:41 VM45-49, 16 Mark Womack 21:47 VM40-44, 17 John McLellan 21:53 SM20-24 PB, 18 Kevin Howard 21:55 VM45-49, 19 Nick Overy 21:58 VM40-44, 20 Alan Churchman

22:06 SM35-39, 21 David Oliver 22:11 VM40-44 PB, 22 Stephen Etherington 22:14 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 23 Philip Harvey 22:16 VM40-44 PB, 24 Sylvia Wafula 22:18 SW25-29 PB, 25 Andrew Neil Baker 22:21 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 26 Simon Beckett 22:35 VM45-49, 27 Martin Hazell 22:36 VM40-44, 28 Ben Collings 23:04 SM25-29 PB, 29 Steve Stringer 23:21 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 30 Richard Ruddick 23:27 SM20-24, 31 Simon Ruddick 23:28 SM30-34, 32 Dan Hurren 23:31 SM30-34, 33 Duncan Harrison 23:41 SM35-39, 34 Mark Dyble 23:48 VM45-49, 35 Michael Dale 23:55 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 36 Stephen John Wilson 23:57 VM50-54 PB, 37 Daniel Blackwell 24:00 SM25-29, 38 Bobbie Sauerzapf 24:10 VW50-54 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 39 Neil Thomas 24:14 VM40-44 (Bungay Black Dog RC) PB, 40 Sidney Overy 24:15 JM14.

41 Steven Rees 24:16 SM35-39, 42 Sue Fraser 24:25 VW50-54 (Great Yarmouth & District AC) PB, 43 Vinny Jones 24:29 SM30-34, 44 Dale Bullock 24:35 VM45-49, 45 Howard Wilcox 24:47 VM55-59, 46 Alwyn Davies 24:48 VM60-64 PB, 47 John Hopwood 24:53 VM55-59 PB, 48 William Delf 24:57 VM50-54, 49 Douglas Beckett 25:03 JM14, 50 Robert Paul Osborne 25:13 VM50-54 (North Norfolk Beach Runners), 51 Eddie Robson 25:17 VM45-49, 52 Matt Beckett 25:26 SM30-34, 53 Liam Howlett 25:31 SM20-24, 54 Matthew John Harrison 25:46 SM35-39, 55 Pauline Richardson 25:56 VW50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 56 Howard Hunter 26:00 SM35-39 PB, 57 Matthew Alp 26:12 SM35-39, 58 Michael Paul Swann 26:17 VM45-49, 59 Amanda Norman 26:45 VW45-49, 60 Andrea Judith Osborne 26:46 VW55-59 (North Norfolk Beach Runners).

61 Michael Childs 26:52 VM60-64 PB, 62 Shaun Taylor 26:55 VM50-54, 63 Tabatha Sims 26:59 VW40-44, 64 Rebecca Hall 27:07 SW25-29, 65 Maria Ball 27:14 VW40-44, 66 Helen Horn 27:17 VW45-49, 67 Peter Spandler 27:24 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 68 Mark Barber 27:43 VM40-44, 69 Phillip Laurier 27:56 VM60-64 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 70 Amy Shearing 28:08 SW30-34, 71 Claire Margaret Dunnett 28:11 VW35-39 (North Norfolk Beach Runners), 72 Claire Ramsbottom 28:12 VW35-39 (Norwich Road Runners), 73 Neil Read 28:15 SM30-34, 74 Julie Ann Webster 28:16 VW40-44 PB, 75 Karen Haughton 28:18 VW50-54 PB, 76 Paul Greensides 28:21 VM40-44, 77 Sarah Parkes 28:21 VW35-39, 78 Elaine Stone 28:22 VW50-54, 79 Stanley Waller 28:24 VM65-69, 80 Simon Hood 28:52 VM40-44 PB.

81 Faye Ellis 28:59 SW30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 82 Dianne Crosby 29:10 VW65-69 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 83 Gary David Newman 29:11 VM40-44, 84 Chuck Weigand 29:20 VM65-69 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 85 Catherine Plane 29:24 VW35-39 PB, 86 Rachel Acamon-Carbonelli 29:33 SW30-34, 87 Liz Battle 29:43 VW45-49, 88 Sally Davies 30:06 VW55-59, 89 Sally Ann Hewitt 30:23 VW55-59 (Wellingborough & District AC) 90 Peter John Westgate 30:51 VM60-64, 91 John Kenneth Wray 31:04 VM45-49 PB, 92 Linda Allen 31:29 VW60-64, 93 Sam Harris 31:33 SM30-34 PB, 94 Bob Arnell 31:42 VM65-69 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 95 Kirsty Aldred 32:40 SW30-34, 96 Denise Etherington 32:51 VW50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 97 Charlotte Nicholls 33:06 JW14, 98 James Ludlam 33:53 JM14, 99 Tony Ludlam 33:54 VM45-49, 100 Bridget Inyang 33:58 VW45-49 PB.

101 Davina Balls 34:32 VW50-54, 102 Karen Mcgovern 34:44 VW55-59, 103 Justin Fenn 34:45 SM25-29, 104 Helen Louise Swann 35:05 VW40-44, 105 Nicholas Dyer 35:59 VM45-49, 106 Wendy Sutton 36:00, VW50-54, 107 Charlotte Read 36:08 VW35-39 PB, 108 Jean Withington 36:33 VW55-59, 109 Anita Elizabeth Betts 36:45 VW60-64, 110 Paul Hewitt 38:15 VM60-64, 111 Sarah Churchman 39:37 SW30-34, 112 Judith Allen 41:37 VW60-64, 113 Martha Farey 42:14 JW14, 114 Elizabeth Allen 43:17 SW30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners).