10k Handicap 10 March 2013
Bungay Black Dog Running Club's annual 10k handicap race, postponed from January because of ice and snow, went ahead on Sunday, in ice and snow. And, for good measure, flood.Thirty-two runners skirted the heavily puddled roads around the Ditchingham lanes course as race marshals guided them around hidden potholes without mishap.Three novices running against estimated handicap times led the way home with Sharon Jones crossing the finish line first in a handicap time of 1.09.04 (real time: 54.37). Second was Terence Jones in 1.09.55 (54.57) with third place going to Ken Hurst, 1.12.26 (53.43).The race proper for qualified runners was won by Graham Sampson, 1.12.41 (54.14). Marcus Nichols,1.13.10 (45.44), was runner-up and Carol Maycock, 1.14.39 (54.46), third.
Suffolk Grand Prix Series 2012
The Suffolk County Runners Grand Prix results for 2012 results were recently announced with some awards going to various Bungay Black Dog Runners. It is based on runners’ best 5 performances at 6 Suffolk races which in 2012 were the Stowmarket Half Marathon, Kirton 5, Newmarket 10km, Framlingham 10km Bungay 20k and Hadleigh 10.
Bobbie Sauerzapf was 1st in the Female 50 category while Hazel Garrity and Judy Potter were both was 2nd in the Famale Master 55 and Female Master 65 respectively. Shona Bendix was 3rd Female Master 45. These performances also contributed to the Black Dog Women’s Team coming 3rd of the 21 teams. Chris Chorley was 3rd Male Master 45. 48 Black Dogs took part in the races showing the continuing strength of the running club
Jim Jervis Memorial Run – Thursday 26 July 2012
On a pleasant Thursday evening, 58 members of the BBDRC took part in the second Jim Jervis Memorial Run in memory of Jim who was a founding member & Club President until his untimely death in July 2010. The course follows Jim’s original training run over Bath Hills & through Earsham.
Marlene Jervis set the runners off from the Maltings Meadow & then rejoined the runners with other supporters at the Earsham Queen to raise a glass in honour of Jim.
Duathlon & BBQ 22 July 2012
The Bungay Black Dog Runners held a club Duathlon Day on Sunday July 22nd. The Relay event had teams of two runners and one cyclist. The first runner ran a mile, returned to the transition zone and handed over to the 2nd runner who also ran a mile, handing over to the cyclist who then rode a 3 mile circuit. This was repeated five more times by the teams, giving a total of 12 miles run and 18 miles cycled. Considering the variety of ages and abilities, the team times were very close. Team 2 (Jayne Capps-Jenner, David Waterman and Marcus Nichols) were 1st in a combined total time of 2:57. They narrowly beat Team 1 (with Mother and son duo Shona Bendix and Bailey Bendix-Hickman and Lauren Mickelburgh) finishing in 2:59. Team 3 were 3rd (Caroline Lester, Daniel Gardiner and Leigh Read) in 3:04, Team 5 were 4th (Ted Oldman, Emma Lester and Bob Jack) in 3:06 and Team 4 were 5th (Steve Oldman and husband & wife Simon and Sarah Sparkes) in 3:07.
There was also a ‘Dual-Plus competition with teams of 2. Each member would do the 3 mile cycle ride followed by the one mile run and then pass over to their team mate to do the same. This was repeated a further 3 times giving a total of 24 miles cycled and 8 miles run per team. Again, the results were very close. Team 4 (Richard Rhodes and James Gilbert) finished first in 2:30, followed by Team 3 (David Gilbert and Nathan Slater) 2:31. Team 2 (Chris Hall and Tom Pullinger) were 3rd in 2:32, Team 1 (Roly Shaw and Ian Ash) were 4th in 2:35, Team 5 (Club Captain Karen Gedge and Marcus Sladden ) were 5th in 2:43 and Team 6 (Angie Asher and Nicky Wilkins) finished in 2:57.
Cheque Presentation for All Hallows Healthcare Trust
Bungay Black Dog Running Club members proudly presented The Friends of All Hallows with a cheque for £2965.24 raised at the club’s annual Good Friday Roger Wing Memorial Charity 10k and Fun Run that was held in aid of All Hallows Healthcare Trust.
The sun shone on the day and a good time was had by all at this popular event where about 350 competitors of all ages took part in the races. Runners then joined with families, supporters and helpers to enjoy a huge selection of cakes and goodies baked by generous donors from the running club and the Friends of All Hallows.
Once again Norfolk & Suffolk 4x4 Response members volunteered their 4x4 vehicles and expertise in support of the event, assisting with radio communication, medical and equipment transport, marshalling and at water stations. Race organiser Sue Potter was very pleased to have this assistance as it raises the efficiency and safe running of the races.
Bungay Black Dog Running Club would also like to thank Tesco Beccles, for their generous provision of Easter egg prizes and race mementoes for runners together with all those who helped to make the event such a success.
Bob Paul thanked for Bungay Black Dog Marathon’s smooth running
The race director for the Bungay Black Dog Marathon is this year’s recipient of the Bezant Cup as the town’s sports personality of the year.
Bob Paul was presented with the trophy at the annual Bungay Civic Evening at the community centre on Friday by the mayor Terry Reeve who said the marathon, which marked its 30th anniversary two weeks ago, was a great asset to the town, bringing people in from throughout the country and abroad. “For the race director it represents a marathon of planning and organising over many months beforehand to bring it to a successful climax; Bob is a well deserving recipient,” he said. Sunday’s race had entries at an all time high.
For the half-marathon, entries closed in advance of race day as they reached a maximum of 600 and entries for the marathon totalled well over 200 by the time the runners reached the start line. A fully integrated member of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club, Bob is not only a good runner in his own right – he ran the London Marathon on Sunday – but also always ready and willing to welcome and encourage new and perhaps less confident members.
Bob said he was proud and honoured to be award the Bezant Cup, but emphasised that there was a big team of club members and other volunteers involved on the day to make sure it went smoothly. Bob’s nomination statement added: “He is a rather quiet but very gentle person, reluctant to acknowledge that the success of the marathon and half marathon over the past few years has been down to his hard work and dedication over many months. “He is an asset to both the club and the Bungay Marathon.” Article taken from Eastern Daily Press website- April 26th 2012
SCAA Grand Prix Series 2012
Dear Bungay Black Dog Running Club
As an affiliated club of the Suffolk County Athletics Association (SCAA), the SCAA are pleased to announce the 2012 Grand Prix series. This is a series of 6 running races throughout 2012, held across the county, where individuals and clubs are scored for the series of races to compete to be Suffolk
The races selected for 2012 are:
It should be noted that only clubs affiliated to the SCAA and their membership are entitled to be part of this series.
Would you kindly distribute the race dates around your club committee and membership.
For full rules on the scoring click See Below
We look forward to a successful series
Thank you and happy running
Chairman Suffolk County Athletics Association SCAA is now on Facebook
SCAA: Suffolk Grand Prix Series
(1) Must be a member of a SCAA affiliated club.
(2) Best 5 from 6 race scores will score towards the series.
(3) No minimum races to qualify.
(4) Aged category scores start from 100 for being 1st in their age category, reducing by 1 for each place behind first.
(5) Scoring relates to members of SCAA affiliated clubs only.
(1) Must be a SCAA affiliated club.
(2) Top 5 men and 5 ladies from each club will score.
(3) No minimum runners to score.
(4) All 6 races score for Grand Prix.
(5) Scoring starts at 200 for both Men’s and Ladies, reducing by 1 for each place behind first.
(6) Scoring only relates to SCAA affiliated clubs only.
10k Handicap 15 January 2012
I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who took part in and helped out at today's Handicap race. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did and it was so exciting to see all the runners coming in over the finish line because, of course, you’re not really a competitive lot, are you?!!
As you will know by now, you were chosen as “guinea pigs” to test out this new course for us in preparation for the Good Friday Race which we Black Dogs want to make yet another successful event. We also want to continue to show everyone how it should be done! I know Sue has already received some encouraging feedback but if you have not yet let either of us know your thoughts about the course and its suitability for future races and would like to do so, please either catch us at the club over the next couple of weeks or drop either one of us a line. We will then collate all thoughts and throw them into the pot for consideration.
10k Handicap Results 2012 Click Here
Duathlon & BBQ 4 September 2011
Firstly, thank you to all those who came along to the Club Duathlon Event and annual BBQ today, whether as a competitor/helper/supporter and/or observer. It was really excellent to see so many of you at the Duathlon Event & BBQ. There were 42 competitors in the Duathlon relay, a large number in the junior fun event & about 140 at the BBQ. You all seemed to enjoy it, including me! This is what the Bungay Black Dogs are all about - interaction and fun. Oh and the occasional bit of running with a bit of friendly competition thrown in for good measure!
If you have any constructive feedback about the event to help improve it for another year please let me know. Click here for the full results Due to this being the first running of this event with timing, the results team did have a few issues, which were in the main ironed out but you will see that the results are not as complete as I would have liked them to be. Most of you though will be able to get some idea of your times. We do now though have the experience to make some improvements for next year and of course you will be welcome to bring your own timing machines to the event should you wish to record every minute detail of your performance!
Main results from today's event go as follows:
1st Place - Nigel Edge, Joanne Cox and Mike Collins
Runners Up - Judy Potter, David Matthews, Ted Oldman
1st Place - David Gilbert, Marcus Sladden
Runners Up - Robbie James, Karen Gedge
I look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Track Day 21 August 2011
This was another successful club event. 15 Juniors and 10 Seniors took part. Thanks to John White for his meticulous organisation of the day and also for arranging the weather.
Click here for the Results
Click here for Club Track Records
Jim Jervis Memorial Run 2011
On Thursday 28th July, 23 members of the BBDRC took part in the the Jim Jervis Memorial Run in memory of Jim who was a founding member & Club President until his untimely death last July. The course follows Jims original training run over Bath Hills & through Earsham.
On a warm summer’s evening, Marlene Jervis set the runners off from the Maltings Meadow & then rejoined the runners at Earsham Queen to raise a glass in honour of Jim.
Club Annual Dinner and Awards
The annual Bungay Black Dog Running Club Dinner held at Bungay Golf Club on March 5th gave Chairman Christine Muttit an opportunity to outline the tremendous successes of 2010.
The Club has been sucessful over the past year in obtaining almost £10,000 in grants. One grant from the Great Yarmouth & Waveney NHS was to run Beginner Sessions which have been very successful, with some of the attendees utimately joining the club. So much so, that in 2010, the club’s membership grew by 45%, and now stands at 133 seniors and 37 junior runners (there were only 7 juniors in 2009). Christine added “32 other juniors have already joined in 2011 so it will be interesting to see how many we have at the end of this year”.
Another grant was from Sport England for £7,500. £4,000 was spent on equipment and £3,500 is for courses. £1,500 has already been spent qualifying coaches in many different roles. Club members with Level 1 coaching qualifications increased from 2 to 8 last year, and Level 2 from 2 to 3. Richard Dye was the club’s first coach to get the new UK Athletics Assistant Coach award called ‘Leadership in Running and Fitness, which qualifies a runner to lead a run and last year an additional 7 members attained this status. There are also now many qualified members in Safeguarding and Protecting Children, First Aid and Equity in Sport.
Gaining the additional award of Clubmark in 2010, the club went on to be further recognised when it was runner up in Suffolk Sports with the Touchline Sports Award of the Year. Ex Club Captain John Wharton started organizing the monthly 5k handicap race at the beginning of last year which gives all runners, regardless of standard, a chance to win. The entry numbers competing each month are forever increasing. All the races Black Dog held in 2010 had record entries and this has been reflected in the amount of money raised. The Roger Wing Race held on Good Friday raised £4,219 for Cancer Research and the Bungay Marathon raised over £10,000 for the NSPCC.
Christine paid tribute to President Jim Jervis who died in July 2010. “His enthusiasm, in assisting at the marathon, helping with the Groggy Doggy and many other events was there right to the end.” She added that as a fitting memorial for Jim, 4 trophies will be awarded every year in his name to the first female and male home under the age of 21 in the Bungay Marathon and half marathon.
Two other special awards were also made by Captain Karen Gedge who said “A successful running club is not just about people turning up to run together on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. There is such a lot more that goes on behind the scenes to make the club the success it is”. For her enthusiasm in innumerable tasks including pioneering the ‘Come and Try’ Sessions and raising the profile of the Black dogs, Bobbie Sauerzapf was named Club Helper of the Year 2010.
Karen then pointed out that “Another member started running last year to try to lose weight, become healthier and to improve their self confidence. Having failed with slimming clubs, she started going to the gym and that led to the brave step of a run in the mornings with her dog for a short distance. She decided to join the BBDRC and has never looked back since having never dreamed she would now be doing her 2nd half marathon. Running has given her a fantastic hobby, has enabled them to meet lots of new and like minded people through the club and become more self confident and outgoing. She has also never been fitter in her life. Maggie Flatt is just what the Bungay Black Dogs are all about - a running club which welcomes and suits all ages and abilities”. Maggie was then awarded Club Runner of the Year 2010.
10k Handicap Results 2011 Click Here
Denton Handicap Results - Click Here
Bungay Black Dog Running Club gain prestigious award
At the annual Suffolk Sports Awards on Sunday 17th October Bungay Black Dog Running Club were finalists in the Touchline Sports Club of the Year Award. The nomination for Club of the Year marks the culmination of a year of hard work at the club. Black Dogs attained Clubmark accreditation at the beginning of 2010, recognition that the club operates at the highest standards. The year has also seen membership increase by over 50%, with the newly formed junior section blossoming under coach John White's guidance. The club has also hosted very successful come-and-try running sessions for the more mature, proving that age is no bar to participation in the sport. Committee member Sue Potter has been successful in gaining the club nearly £10,000 in grants to purchase kit, fund training courses for club coaches and to fund running courses for adults and children in the local community. Black Dogs have also raised over £10,000 for the NSPCC following the very successful Bungay Marathon in April and £3,000 for Cancer Research UK from their Roger Wing Memorial 10km road race.
Other nominees in the Club of the Year section were West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club and Hollesley Judo Club. In a very close contest the Runners were narrowly pipped by the Triathletes. Accepting the runner up certificate and cheque for £50, former Chairman Margaret Burton said "This is a fitting tribute to the very many individuals who make the running club the success that it is. Black Dog Running Club is very much a team effort - from the officials, race marshals and coaches to the parents who convey their kids to training and events, to the runners and their families, everyone does their bit. We promote running as an activity for everyone and welcome runners of all ages and abilities. This award is just recognition and something I am very proud of."
Bungay Black Dog Running club train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Bungay High School Sports Centre. New members are always welcome. The club will also be organising an introductory course for adults wishing to take up, or return to, running. The eight week course commences on Thursday 28th October at 6pm. Each hour long session costs £1. For further details email email@example.com or phone Bobbie 01603 438862.
Sue Potter's Triumph
The NSPCC received another big boost on Sunday 19 September as local athlete Sue Potter presented the Bungay committee with a cheque for £1551 - the result of a sponsored triathlon she completed in August.
Sue, who lives at Beccles and is a member of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club, took on the daunting challenge of the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham, comprising a 2.5-mile swim, 112-mile cycle ride and full marathon (26 miles 385 yards), and completed it in the impressive time of 15 hours, four minutes and 48 seconds.
She presented the cheque to Bungay committee chairman Patrick Bradley at the annual Jazz and Lunch hosted by John and Jayne Groom at their farm at Mettingham. Secretary Terry Reeve thanked her for her continuing support for the NSPCC and for raising such a marvellous amount in sponsorship.
Sue said "it was a magical and memorable journey ... I loved every single mile and savoured the privilege that being iron-distance triathlon fit is."
The Jazz and Lunch was enjoyed by many people, and with a raffle and donations raised £661. The picture shows Patrick Bradley receiving the cheque from Sue Potter, watched by members of the committee and others at the event. Inset is Sue with her medal.
Club Autumn Outing
The Autumn Outing this year will be to the Felixstowe Half Marathon and Fun Run, taking place on Sunday 10th October at 11am and 11.05am respectively. The Half Marathon consists of a 2 lap course, starting out along the prom and then moves into country lanes, taking in some lovely country scenery as you go, assuming of course that you have the time and inclination to look about! Runners World describes the course as "undulating" but is it well marshalled and there are plenty of supporters along most of the route to keep you going. All finishers receive a momento and goody bag and there will be time for a swim in the sea afterwards for the bravest amongst us. There are also toilets, showers and changing facilities available.
Travel to and from the venue will be free as the Club will provide a minibus for transport and we'll have lunch afterwards which will be a fairly casual affair.
Entry to the Half Marathon is £10 with online entries closing on 1st October and numbers are limited to 600 so you will need to be quick if you would like to run this event. Non club runners are also welcome and the minibus will be filled on a "first come first served" basis so if you would like to be a part of what will no doubt be a jolly day out, please contact Karen Gedge (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so she can secure transport and a good place to eat afterwards.
UEA Trackday 4 July 2010
On Sunday 4th July Bungay Black Dog Running Club hired the UEA track for an eventful day. This was the last event that the retiring Club Captain John Wharton organized and was a fun packed time involving the adults and juniors. The day could not have wished for better weather and company with everyone involved, including time keeping, there was lots of cheering and encouragement, fabulous atmosphere and our thanks must go to John for all the work involved for an excellent time by all. Results
A Winning Run For Cancer Fund
This year's Roger Wing Memorial Race raised a record £4,219.33 for charity. It was held at Broome on Good Friday, and it was at The Artichoke at Broome on Tuesday evening 18th May, that the Bungay Black Dog Running Club presented the cheque to the chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.
Club captain and race director John Wharton thanked all the runners, more than 300, who took part and said all gave amounts in addition to the entry fee towards the charity, while there was one anonymous donation of £200, and £300 was raised by selling cakes baked by club members and friends.
Club Chairman Christine Muttitt and Treasurer Mark Lowther presented the cheque to Paul Fleet, area manager for Cancer Research UK, who said it was an incredible result, and thanking everyone for the fundraising, said the money would go towards local cancer research. "We have fantastic work going on in Norwich and it will go towards helping us save lives," he said.
Christine said: "It is lovely to think we are doing some good. We enjoy the races and we are doing good for charity at the same time." And she thanked John Wharton for organising the event. Also at the presentation were Dorinda Starling and Phil Griffith, from 4 x 4 Response, who supplied the emergency response support vehicles for the race.
Two trophies not presented on race day, to the two Black Dog Runners home first, were presented to Simon Blackburn and Helen Hornsey.
Clubmark Accreditation Success for Running Club
Bungay Black Dog Running Club has recently achieved accreditation to the UK Athletics Clubmark - the result of an 18 month project led by Margaret Burton, supported by the club committee.
Achieving Clubmark accreditation status gives structure and direction to the club which in turn leads to more efficient organisation and a greater understanding of issues and responsibilities in the important areas of safeguarding children and equal opportunities. In order to achieve accreditation status, the club has been required to meet specific criteria set for athletics in the Clubmark categories to show they are a safe, effective and child friendly club. These categories include club management, member welfare, event organisation and operation of a junior section. Development of the junior section has been the vision of club coach John White, and under his leadership a thriving and dynamic junior membership has developed in the past year.
As a part of this development the club recently ran a series of “Come and Try Running” sessions after school for young people in the Bungay area. This Sport Unlimited project was funded through Suffolk Sport. The club has seen the benefit of other increased funding opportunities through the award of a £7,500 grant from Sport England for the Bungay Community Running Project. This project aims to increase the number of people participating in running in the Bungay area by encouraging all ages and abilities to take part as well as to develop opportunities for those who wish to achieve excellence. The club plans to do this by using funding to increase the number of qualified coaches within the club and investing in equipment so that members can participate in a well structured and safe environment.
The club has also received £1,108 funding from the Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS through the Waveney Community Forum CVS which aims to produce results for the NHS Trust goals for lifestyle changes for people, by organising some “Come and Try Running,” taster sessions for adults in 2010/2011. The next of the eight week introductory courses commences on Monday 5th July at The Maltings Sports Centre, Ditchingham. Sessions will run from 6pm - 7pm. Adults only. Cost £1 per session. All abilities are welcome to come along to this friendly and supportive group offering a gentle introduction to indoor and outdoor exercise. Club coach Bobbie Sauerzapf says, ”Our aim is to persuade people that they never actually lost the ability to run, or to have fun while getting a little fitter.”
Jogging and Fitness Course for Complete Beginners
INSPIRED BY THE LONDON MARATHON?
BBDRC always welcome those wishing to try their hand at running. We believe that anyone, regardless of age or ability, can enjoy running. If you would like to try your hand at a new sport you would be most welcome at any training session.
We hold beginners Jogging and Fitness courses from time to time. The next eight week course will start on Monday 5th July at The Maltings Sports Centre, Ditchingham. Sessions will run from 6pm - 7pm. Adults only. Cost £1 per session. The course is led by qualified instructors and is designed to be safe, supportive and, most importantly, FUN.
We are grateful to Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS for funding towards these courses.
For further information please contact Bobbie (01603 438862) or email: email@example.com
Suffolk County Cross Country Championships
Five Black Dog juniors took part in the postponed Suffolk County Cross Country Championships at Newmarket on Sunday 14th February. The weather was cold but otherwise fine. The course was uninspiring and a bit disappointing after the excellent Stowmarket event the week before. First up was Ruby Oldman coming home in 15:26, 15th place in the 3k U13 Girls event. Next to go were the U13 Boys (3k), Ted Oldman was first Black Dog back in a respectable 12:46, 11th place, followed shortly afterwards by William Oldman in 14:53, 18th place.
The U15 Boys had a longer 4k run. Kieran McMorran came home in an excellent 4th place (16:00) beating several of his regular competitors for the first time. Miles Kingston managed to complete the course in 22:25, 14th place which was an excellent effort considering the amount of training that he'd missed in the last couple of months.
The committee is pleased to announce that the club has recently applied for, and received three financial grants that will be used to work towards our goal of increasing and sustaining the number of people participating in running in our area by encouraging all to take part. The club also wishes to develop opportunities for those who wish to achieve excellence.
In order to do this, we need to increase the number of qualified coaches in our club, purchase some more equipment and develop policies to help ensure that members can participate in a well structured and safe environment.
• The club’s Bungay Community Running Project attracted a grant of £7,500 from Sport England for the year January to December 2010. The grant will be used to purchase equipment and pay for coaching course fees. Please note that none of the money will be used to pay coaches as all our coaches are volunteers. All coaches receiving training courses funded by the club/grant are expected to stay with the club for coaching purposes for at least one year post training.
• The club received a grant for £322 for a Sport Unlimited project to lead a series of 8 sessions to encourage young people under the age of 19 to take part in running. These sessions are being run in February and March straight after school. The money is being used for facilities hire and publicity materials.
• The latest award was £1,018 from the NHS small grants programme which aims to improve health and wellbeing in our community. The club will run three sets of 8 “Come and Try Running” sessions between April 2010 and March 2011. The money will be used for facilities hire, publicity materials and a pool of hi-vis vests to loan to participants. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am sure that you will join me in thanking all members of the committee who have been involved to enable these grants to be achieved and who are now working really hard to follow through and deliver on the projects. Through their efforts and dedication the club can look forward to increasing and sustaining a membership of all ages and abilities in the future.
Information about the grants may be found by emailing:
NHS small grant: email@example.com.
Sport Unlimited grant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sport England grant or any other questions about any of the above: email@example.com.
If you are interested in training to be a coach and assisting with some of our training sessions, please contact John White on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
10k Handicap Results 2010click here
Suffolk Winter League -Cross Country 2009-10
Club Results - click here to download as a PDF file
Juniors Watford Trip 12 August 2009
A number of Junior Black Dogs accompanied Club Chairman John White to a summer trackmeet in Watford on August 12th. This high quality open event was a chance for some of the juniors to experience running on a proper track and to compete with and watch the very best runners from eastern England. All runners achieved personal bests. Rory Lacey ran the 100m (13.82) and was narrowly beaten in his heat in the 200m (28:06). Amongst the 17 heats in the 1500m, were two Black Dogs - Kieran McMorran (5:04) and Miles Kingston (5:44). Rhys Spencer finished the 3000m (11.57) which didn’t start until 10.30pm!.
Juniors Trip to Watford
We left Bungay Sports Centre at 4.30pm and fortunately had clear traffic all the way to Watford arriving at 6.45pm into a packed car park. First event was off at 7.00pm, so by the time we'd parked up and registered Rory only had 5 minutes before his 400m race to prepare. The temperature was in excess of 25 degrees as well, so not the ideal start. Rory ran a slightly disappointing 1:08.5 which was undoubtedly down to the rushed preparation.
Kieran and Miles both had more time to soak up the atmosphere and warm up properly before their races and both ran really well. Miles ran 2:48.8 beating his PB by 7 seconds and Kieran came home in 2:30.9 knocking 9 seconds off his previous time. Unfortunately there were nearly 200 runners entered into the 800m resulting in 17 heats, so the 200m started over half an hour behind schedule, but Rory ran a very creditable race, taking it easy over the first 100, then powering through the final 100m to come home in 29.03.
We left Watford at 9.30pm and arrived back in Bungay at 11.30pm.
Injury Prevention Course by Clare Carrick from Back in Motion Physio
The information received as a result of this course is available to all runners as a downloadable document, for individuals to read and familiarise themselves with the correct procedure should an injury occur