Around and about (26th May)

Yarmouth Prom 5 mile series – Race 3

Tony Morely reports:

The curtain came down on this hugely popular race series on Wednesday evening; conditions were warm and a tad breezy for the xx Black Dogs finishers, most of whom are pictured below.  Club highlights included Jo Andrews – first female runner, 11th overall and Joseph Smith 1st in his age category and 5th overall.  Full results at

Edinburgh Marathon

Chris Backhouse reports:

Four Black Dogs (pictured below) braved the elements to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon today (Sunday 26 May). Jon Wiles (3.15), Tom Pullinger (3.44), Sabrina Norton (4.11) and I (4.01) ran the scenic and well supported route after a very wet start. After a downhill start the route took us along the coast until the turnaround point at 18 miles. From here on the wind was relentless blowing directly at us. This was my first marathon and I finished with a respectable time.

Holt 10k

Jayne Capps-Jenner reports:

Six Black Dogs travelled north to Holt today (Sunday 26 May), to take part in the 10k race, one of the Sportlink Grand Prix races. A hilly start and finish and part off road, which tested ankles once again. Hills apart, it is a lovely route and well worth the drive. Taking part with me were Bobbie Sauerzapf, Chris Chorley, Philip Neave, Liz and Rachel Allen and Graham Sampson.

Liverpool Rock and Roll weekend

Sarah Sparkes reports:

Great event, 5k Saturday the weather was dry, medal and finish line goodies.  Sunday half marathon wet to start then drizzle and wet to finish. Medal and finish line goodies.  An hour later the mile race another medal and more goodies. Two races in the weekend and you receive the remix medal.  Simon and I also got the encore medal because we ran last year. Here’s all the bling.

Angles Way 50k or 100k Ultra

Alice Kirk reports:

This was the first event of this kind following the Angles Way from Diss for the 100k, and from Ship Meadow for the 50K to Great Yarmouth. Jody Donaldson and Sean Symonds did the 100 (still running at time of report). Karen Gedge, Rachel Hirst, Jules Richards, Stuart Young and I did the 50k in 7.42-ish while Paul Bird, Mike and Rose Ball were still running at the time of writing. It was 95% off road, certainly a challenge with one memorable stretch of about a mile of waist high nettles and shrubs. We all (some of us are pictured below) had a blast completing our first ultra event.

Some of the Angles Way Ultra team (from left) Rachel Hirst, Jules Rickards, Stuart Young, Alice Kirk and Karen Gedge

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