Record entry for series

RUNNING: This week was the final race of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners five-mile series.

The whole series has been a major success for the club with record entries in all of the events.

The next race to be held by the club will be the half marathon in August. Entry forms will be available online at www.gyrr.co.uk and the Runners World website now, as well as through this newspaper soon.

Six out of a field of 103 park runners joined the start of the 109th Gorleston Park Run.

There were six Great Yarmouth Road Runners in a field of 103 runners taking part in the 109th Gorleston Parkrun.

First in for the club in sixth place was Jeff Helmore with a time of 19:39. Next to finish was Michael Dale in 30th place with his time of 24:35. Marie Worral finished at 38th with a new pb of 25:28 and Linda Carter finished in 46th place was with her time of 26:27.

Finishing with a time of 28:09 and in 56th place was Peter Spandler and John Bound run another pb coming in at 70th place with his time at 30:21.

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Matthew Sutton finished the White Peak Marathon in three hours 38 minutes across the White Peak following the Tissington and High Peak Trails.

David Girling ran the Richmond Marathon which has two hills each lap (3.5 laps), but is generally a good route.

There was a mixture of grass, dried/rutted tracks and footpaths, mountain bikers and hundreds of recreational joggers. There were deer to run with in a race which gives the London Marathon a run for its money.

David Girling was more than happy with 4-01:19 on limited training and he is looking to push fellow club members at the next major club marathon outing at Chester this October.

In the final event of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners’ five-mile series three club runners took to the course to show the others the way.

First back was Andrew Manning in 15th place in a time of 29:22. He was followed home by Sean Jermy in 18th in the time of 29:30 for a pb. Neil Sibley finished in 44th place in 31:30.

The field was over 200 strong, and again the series was a great success.