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Runners hail new generation

PUBLISHED: 11:55 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:18 03 July 2010

Stephen Etherington at the Barcelona Marathon.

Stephen Etherington at the Barcelona Marathon.

Running 20 miles is every bit as difficult as running the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Full credit then to all those taking part in last weekend's Wymondham Spring 20 race.

Running 20 miles is every bit as difficult as running the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Full credit then to all those taking part in last weekend's Wymondham Spring 20 race.

The 263 finishers included eight of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners.

With some personnel changes taking place at the club recently, the stage is now set for a new generation of runners to emerge, and two of these were to the fore in Sunday's race.

Following first clubman home Paul Brookshaw were Matthew Sutton and Ed Shulver, both really making their presence felt in their first attempt at the distance.

This first trio, with times under two hours and 30 minutes, was followed by another one dipping under the three-hour mark: Tony Anderson, Marie Worrall and Carole Spong, the latter two sharing the same time.

Making up an impressive contingent were Angela Pacey and Rod Shulver.

Other Runners in action of late have been Stephen Etherington, who went the full distance and thoroughly enjoyed this year's Barcelona Marathon; and Mike Spragg, who was seeing out the tail end of the cross country season at a charity event on the Stody Estate near Holt with Chris Harbord.

Wymondham Spring 20: 36 Paul Brookshaw 2-24:29, 48 Matthew Sutton 2-27:28 (pb), 60 Ed Shulver 2-29:59 (pb), 154 Tony Anderson 2-55:22, 164 Marie Worrall 2-57:51, 165 Carole Spong 2-57:51, 245 Angela Pacey 3-28:46 (pb), 259 Rod Shulver 3-53:54.

Barcelona Marathon: 1,636 out of 10,000 Stephen Etherington 3-21:25.

Stody Estate Cross Country Fun Run: Mike Spragg, Chris Harbord.

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