congratulations to the 50 plus member of the club that ran the Mad March Hare on a windy March day. There is nothing like an open airfield to reinforce the winds effect on a runners abilities.
John Hudson took second place in a chip time of 00:36:12.4. The next Road runners home were Chris Bullock (00:38:30.7 in seventh place and Ashley Hobbs (00:38:51.8) Anne Flanagan was fourth lady home (00:45:18.3), Marianne Armstrong fifth (00:46:01.4) and Kelly Lawson taking seventh place in a time of 00:46:57.1
Norwich Road Runners 1 (01:54:02.2)
00:36:14.3 John Hudson
00:38:53.1 Ashley Hobbs
00:38:54.9 Oliver Hogg
Norwich Road Runners 1 (02:23:49.4)
00:46:08.4 Marianne Armstrong
00:47:05.7 Kelly Lawson
00:50:35.4 Isabel Shaw
Norwich Road Runners 1 (02:23:07.4)
00:45:28.4 Anne Flanagan
00:48:29.2 Claire Rackham
00:49:09.9 Chantelle Holmes
Will the race happen? Will it not? Firstly we have to say really well done to Norfolk Gazelles for their first rate of regular updates deciding if the race would go ahead, as some of us know that would have been a very tough decision to make so close to the event.
They got it spot on and the weather actually really improved pretty much around the whole time the race was held.
We had another really strong showing today for what is a popular local race, with a bit of a hilly start runners had to brave the headwind around the first half of the race before getting a downward hill around mile 4 before you push for the finish.
Well done all of you that took part today, shout out if you got a PB or even hit you personal goal - the results are available below too.
The awards roundup was awesome too:
James Johnson - 2nd overall.
John Hudson - 3rd overall.
Amy Beck - Ladies Winner.
Will Bartram - 3rd place
Trevor Gannon- 2nd place
Chris Bullock- 2nd place
Mark Garrett - 1st place
Gary Grand - 3rd place
Male Senior Team Winners
Male Masters Team Winners
Eleanor Chapman - 1st place
Jessica Behan- 3rd place
Nicola Norfolk - 1st place
Wendy Smith- 3rd place
Female Senior Team Winners
Female Masters Team Winners
Lovely winter running conditions for the first local race of the year. Bright, not too cold and dry. Great race and quite a number of PB's . The race was well supported by Norwich Road runners and, as usual well organised by WAC.
First NRR runner home was Simon Wright (M 40-44) taking 13th place )in a time of 00:36:21 with Marc Coles (M 40-44) behind him in 14th place with a time of, 00:37:03 . Not too far behind , in 16th place, was Chris Bullock (M 45-49) finishing with a time of 00:37:14.
Jessica Behan (F 18-39) took exactly 00:40:00 to secure the 6th Female Runners spot
with Marianne Armstrong (F 18-39)(00:46:42 )and Ruth Gaunt (F 50-54)(47:44) making up the top three NRR Female runners.
NRR winning at Cambridge City Christmas 10k today!
First team winners (female): Nicola Hill; Tawa Groombridge; Kelly Parry
First team winners (male): Simon Wright; Jake Grand; Oliver Dack
Age Category 40-44 female winner: Tawa Groombridge (00:41:22.03)
Age Category 65-69 female winner: Pat Brightman (01:11:41.3)
Simon Wright was first NRR home in a time of 36:18.6 taking 7th place while Jake Grand took 10th place with a time of 36:48.8.
Brilliant turnout and lots of great running from Road Runners today on what was a flat course, but with some tricky muddy off-road stretches. Well done all!
Over 70 Norwich Road Runners gathered on the chilly, but bright and clear, Sunday morning for CONAC'S very popular race in Trowse Norfolk . Their website very accurately describes the race.
'Competitors run beside Whitlingham Broad before following a two-lap route along quiet roads through the heart of Trowse and close to Whitlingham Hall. This race has become a real value-for-money event with beautiful scenery and great viewing opportunities for supporters and spectators.
First three males NRR were Marc Coles (00:36:51.2) Tom Bristow (00:37:00.6) and Mark Garett ((00:37:54.1) taking 9,10 and 18th place while Amy Beck(00:38:15.9)Jessica Behan (0:39:33.1) and Rachel Miller (00:44:21.99) took 3rd 5th and 14th places in the female category, with Amy taking 2nd place and Jessica 4th place in the FS category. Rachel took 3rd place in the F45 category. Mark was 2nd in the M55 category with ,as he remarked on Facebook, his first sub 38 since 2013.