Around and About (30th June 2019)

Summer Series 10k – Race 2

Ken Hurst reports:
Wednesday saw a turnout of 245 local athletes enjoying near perfect conditions for the second of our Summer Series of three evening 10k races.

With 51 Black Dogs making up a bumper 20 per cent of the field, Jo Andrews was first lady home and sixth overall while David Sparshott (M15-34 age group winner), Harry Allcock and Joseph Smith were respectively second, third and fourth. Other age category winners were Hazel Garrity (F60) and Christine (Potty) Muttitt (F70).

“Congratulations to them and a big ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers in every capacity,” said chairman Jayne Capps-Jenner.

The evening’s full results are here.

Humpty Dumpty 10k
Alice Kirk reports:
Great Yarmouth and District Running Club’s annual Humpty Dumpty 10k at Reedham attracted a bumper turnout of 31 Black Dogs today (Sunday 30 June). The course is quite a challenge with the second half mainly up hill. We got a nice medal, banana and chocolate bar for our efforts.
Full results can be found here.

Midnight Mountain Marathon
Jody Donaldson reports:
I was in Wales for the
Midnight Mountain Marathon. The start time was 5.30pm and you had to finish by midnight. The race included more than 4600ft of climbing. With only an hour and 21 minutes to go before the cut-off, I still had to cover the last seven miles. Giving everything I had while trying not to fall on the rocky terrain at night I made it with a minute to spare in 6.29.04 and was 4th female vet.

International Rescue races

Paul Bird reports:

Five-four-three-two-one Runderbirds are GO!  There was no better way to start a five day series of running challenges beside a section of the River Stort near Harlow.  The huge medals with International Rescue themes are quite simply F-A-B (of course).  I enjoyed a marathon on day one (Wednesday, 26 June) and was tempted back for a leisurely 20 miles on Friday.

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