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PUBLISHED: 11:26 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:04 03 July 2010

Great Yarmouth Road Runners at Wroxham.

Great Yarmouth Road Runners at Wroxham.

THE fifth running of the Alex Moore Memorial Relay was in memory of a Norfolk Gazelle athlete who died during a parachute jump in 2004.

It was organised by his running club and a total of 31 teams competed in this relay around the beautiful village of Skeyton, near North Walsham, and it required three runners per team.

THE fifth running of the Alex Moore Memorial Relay was in memory of a Norfolk Gazelle athlete who died during a parachute jump in 2004.

It was organised by his running club and a total of 31 teams competed in this relay around the beautiful village of Skeyton, near North Walsham, and it required three runners per team.

Great Yarmouth and District Athletics Club entered a team for the first time - the relay is run in three legs.

The first runner does one lap of 2.2 miles - this was taken on by Pat Brightman who struggled with the undulations but finished in a time of 25:40. She handed over to Dawn Clegg, who had to complete two laps - a total of 4.4 miles and she was very pleased with her time of 43:20.

Dawn then handed over to Sue Fraser, who also had to complete two laps, this she achieved in an excellent time of 37:06 before rejoining Pat and Dawn who together had to complete a further lap.

GYDAC finished in a time of 2-12:26.

On the night of the Champions League final, Norwich Road Runners were pleased to have 237 runners for the first of their three Race 5K series, based in Wroxham.

Due to holiday commitments only one runner from GYDAC was present - Sue Fraser, who was very pleased with her time of 24:55.

The next race in this series is Wednesday June 24.

Next race in the local calendar will be the Guy Fawkes 10K tonight at Easton College, Norwich. Don't forget GYDAC's Humpty Dumpty 10K on Sunday June 28.

Seven Great Yarmouth Road Runners competed at Wroxham, five achieving personal bests.

Wroxham 5k, Wednesday May 27. Great Yarmouth Road Runners finishing positions and times: 26 Sean Jermy 18min 31sec (pb), 34 Shawn Mason 19:03 (pb), 41 John Hartley 19:28 (pb), 92 Mark Peach 21:20 (pb), 126 Karen Manning 22:40, 128 Nicole Anderson 22:48 (pb), 154 Marie Worrall 24:26.

Gorleston Cliffs Park Run No 5 was the hottest race yet - and not just because ofthe weather, which was glorious if a little too warm for 5k running.

The battle at the front was intense with the lead changing at least twice. Eventually Sean Jermy triumphed over Patrick Colby by four seconds in a pb and course record time of 19min 16secs. There was also a record entry of 38 runners.

Membership of the Gorleston Cliffs Park Run event has now topped 100.

Thanks go to both runners and volunteers for achieving a pleasing start with this event. The main aim is to promote fitness in the open air, so all including walkers, joggers children (accompanied if under 10), dog walkers, pram pushers are very welcome to join in.

It is free and starts opposite Park Road at 9am every Saturday morning. The only condition is that you should register on the park run website before taking part. For most, apart from the competitive few at the front, it is meant to be a fun, shared experience of exercise.

Gorleston Cliffs event 6, May 30. 1 Roy Reeder 18:20 (Stragglers), 2 Philip Quantrill 18:25 (North Norfolk Beach Runners), 3 Sean Jermy (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 4 David R Hughes 19:33, 5 Matthew Sutton 20:01 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 6 Paul Woodyatt (City of Norwich AC), 7 Al Ward (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 8 unknown athlete, 9 Karen Manning (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 10 Craig Land 23:32, 11 Peter Smith, 12 Vicky Quantrill 23:57 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 13 Paul Evans 24:14, 14 Howard Wilcox 24:20, 15 John Pamplin 24:22, 16 Steve Griffin 25:49, 17 Jonathan Peppiatt 25:52, 18 Rod Wells 26:39, 19 Helen Peppiatt 27:24, 20 Mark Bound 28:06, 21 Sidney Overy 28:18, 22 Leslie Slater 28:30, 23 Tony Ludlam 28:31, 24 Nick Overy 28:39, 25 Sarah Sharman 28:41, 26 Joanne Muir-Little (Stragglers), 27 Avril Lilly 28:49, 28 Peter John Westgate 29:50, 29 Catherine Evans 31:15, 30 Hayley Griffin 31:28, 31 Janet Sanderson 31:31, 32 Mandy Wrigley 32:50, 33 Brenda Williams 33:10, 34 Elaine Stone 33:11, 35 Rachel Allen 33:33, 36 Amanda Pulham 35:12, 37 Doreen Overy 45:58.


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