Reeve shrugs off wasp sting to lead Great Yarmouth Road Runners’ challenge

PUBLISHED: 08:26 01 September 2017

The Great Yarmouth Road Runners contingent at the the Reepham Runners Summer 10km race. Picture: Penny Studley

The Great Yarmouth Road Runners contingent at the the Reepham Runners Summer 10km race. Picture: Penny Studley


The Reepham Runners Summer 10km race took place on Sunday, with 366 runners starting the course on a sweltering hot day.

Great Yarmouth Road Runners were represented by nine members and one soon-to-be member.

First home for GYRR was new member Paul Reeve, who came in 89th overall with an impressive time of 47.59, despite being stung in his mouth by a wasp. First lady home for GYRR was Pauline Leeves in 49.43.

Personal best were achieved by Vikki Brownsell and Debbie Adams, Debbie knocking an impressive five minutes off her previous best.

Other runners who gave their all o were John Bone, Alison Bilyard, George Brownsell, Adele Godbolt and Anita Betts who all finished strongly with a determination to do it all again next year.

Second claim member Elaine Haggarty also took to the course with her usual gusto, wearing her GYDAC colours on this occasion.

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