Around and about (22nd July 2019)

Summer Series Race 3

Having successfully organised, marshalled and generally manned the club’s annual Summer Series of 10k races, we were still able to field almost a quarter of the 250-plus competitors in the sold-out third and final run last week.

Sixty Black Dogs were led home by Harry Allcock who took third place on the overall podium, Hazel Garritty and David Neeve headed their age categories and many others clocked personal best performances on a near perfect evening for running.

The race was won by City of Norwich Athletic Club’s Dominic Oliver in a super-quick 34 minutes and 48 seconds, well ahead of clubmate and former Black Dog Marcus Sladden (36:25).

The full results are here.

Run Norwich

The now well established city centre Norwich 10k attracted a near 7000 field with the Black Dogs maintaining their usual strong contingent (see pictures below). A morning that became gradually warmer over the course of the race and the ever present hills didn’t prevent some excellent performances, not least that of Sarah Wilby completing her first 10k guided by Sue Potter.

Jo Andrews was the first Black Dog over the finish line, nailing a course PB of 37.43, fourth place and an age category win. Our first man home was Jon Wiles with another course PB of 39.13 followed by Jason Hurst with an out-and-out 10k PB of 40.07. Also among the PBs were Byron McGill 40.21, Richard Crossland, a 3 minutes and 13 second course PB of 46.01, Michelle Lightfoot a PB in 51.12 and Kate Smith a 53.45 PB.

The full provisional race results are here.

Couch to 5K Olympic Park Run

Alice Kirk reports:
Karen, Jane and I (pictured below) joined over 1000 woman running at the Olympic Park. The run started on the track, then out and around the Olympic Park itself finishing with a 100 metre sprint to the line on the most iconic track there is. It was quite a experience, the run itself was free with a tee shirt alongside free tickets to watch the anniversary games in the afternoon where we really were shown how to run (winning female 5k 14.20!).

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