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Shakespeare Country let-down for Yarmouth Road Runners

PUBLISHED: 15:31 03 May 2012

Yarmouth Road Runners

Carol Spong, Peter Spandler and Andy Peck were set to take on the challenge of the Stratford Upon Avon “Shakespeare” marathon with Dianne Crosby, Chuck Weigard, Jim Spong, Steve Stringer, Paul Spandler, John Bound and Peter Westgate running the half marathon.

With the weather less than pleasant and the start time approaching the marathon runners were told the full marathon was cancelled and they would only be allowed to run the 13.1 mile event. With the way the events of the weekend went, at least Peter Spandler and Steve Stringer came away with personal bests. The trip allowed a quick catch-up with old friends Joel and Rhiannon Payne while Joel also completed the half marathon.

In the Somerleyton 5k 11 club members attended and despite unpleasant weather more excellent times and pbs were obtained.

Results: 12 Mark Thompson 17:38, 13 Sean Jeremy 17:51, 25 Matthew Sutton 19:50, 33 Andrew Baker 20:35 pb, 34 Matthew Buckoke 20:44, 35 Stephen Leeves 20:50, 47 Mark Peach 22:02, 55 Michael Dale 23:00, 63 Ivan Lees 24:23, 72 Pauline Richardson 25:04, 75 Lorrain Dawson 25:28

The second of the three-race 5-mile series will be next Wednesday evening. The first race went well with over 170 runners taking part. If you fancy the challenge of a 5-mile race you can enter in advance at www.gyrr.co.uk or come to Marina Centre, May 9 (6.15).

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