A great turnout for the club at the fast and flat 5k event round Dereham town, the 2 lap course was also part of the SportLink Grand Prix series.
Runners were met with good weather for the early 9am start and with nearly all the course closed to traffic made for some great action for the spectators.
John Hudson was the first Road Runner home, with Jessica B Running coming 3rd overall in the ladies race.
Age category awards were also picked up by:
The club were also joined by members of the recent couch to 5k programme completing their first official 5k event.
Well done everyone and great running once again!
Scottow Sundowner 5k Race report from Neil Walpole
Thanks to our friends at Coltishall jags for hosting another great midweek5k.
Great to see lots of clubs vests and well done to everyone who ran tonight.
A few prizes of course.
James Johnson 3rd overall. gun 00:16:47.0 chip 00:16:45.6
Jessica B Running 2nd Lady. 00:19:02.2 00:18:59.5
Age group winner - Stacey Harper
Ladies senior team 1st. Jessica B, Marianne Armstrong Charlotte Lucy Hodgson
Men’s vets team 1sr place, James, Trevor Gannon Marc Evans
Congratulations to the 40+ plus road runners who had already achieved the testing entrance time ( sub 20 for men and sub 22 for women) and entered this race.
The race precedes the Lord Mayord procession through Norwich and is run on a 2 lap circuit in the city starting on Whitefriars and finishing in Tombland. The race has a superb atmosphere with a large crowd cheering on the runners as they run past some of the cities iconic attractions
The top NRR results were
33 John Hudson 00:17:29.0
35 Simon English 00:17:30.8
43 Marc Coles 00:17:40.5
108 Jessica Behan 00:19:10.0
151 Amy Beck 00:19:59.3
168 Tawa Groombridge 00:20:30.0
Thankfully the last of the Wroxham 5K series was run on a beautiful evening to make up for poor wearer on the second race. 820 runners entered the race that also included Norwich Road Runners acting as pacers. This helped many to record Personal bests on a good racing evening. Included in that list of PB.s was City of Norwich AC athlete Nick Earl who was first male home in a blistering time of 00:14:37. First Female home was Jo Andrews of Bungay Black Dog running club in 00:17:36
Filling the 2nd and third spots in the male catgeory were Scott Greeves of (CoNAC) in a time of 00:15:03 and Raphael De Bonnieres (Athletic Club Tassin) in 00:15:04.
Samantha Lines of Waveney Valley took the female second place with a time of 00:17:38 closely followed by a junior runner from North Norfolk Harriers, Hattie Reynolds (00:17:46)
Exercising People In Communities (EPIC) Norfolk star on their web site that' We strive to build stronger communities through physical activity and are looking forward to bringing together the people of Aylsham and North Walsham by holding these 5km events, which takes you around the towns.'
This was the second of the races, the first being held in Aylsham on the 12th April.
Perry Payne was the first NRR runner across the finish line in a chip time of 00:17:09 to finish second. Paul Smith in a time of 00:18:49 finished 8th while Ian Bray was 13th (00:18:54)
Stacey Harper took second female place with a time of 00:20:50, followed by Deborah English in a time of 00:20:54 taking 3rd place.
A special mention to Trevor Potter who broke the 30min barrier for the first time with a chip time of 00:29:44 in the M65+ group
With 3 days of rain leading up to the day, the second race in the Wroxham 5k series was a little under threat with the possibility of flooded roads. Thankfully the drainage was good enough to allow the race to take place – which was set to be a good one with a competitive field boasting some of the regions best talent on show.
The new fast finish course meant the stage was set for some fast times – and it delivered along with some close racing with a record finishing field of 796.
In the Men’s race Piers Arnold from City of Norwich AC took victory and therefore crowned county champion with a blistering time of 14:44 – Fellow club member Ben Spratling was runner up with another very impressive time of 14:47, Logan Smith also City Of Norwich AC rounded off the top 3 with a time of 15:10.
In the Ladies race it was as close as you could get – with confirmation and double checking done into the early hours to ensure the correct result stood. Isabel Rodriguez from City of Norwich took victory and the county championship with a time of 17:30.759. Samantha Lines was runner up for Waveney Valley AC with a time of 17:30.799, with Faith Viney from Bure Valley Harriers completing the top 3 with a time of 17:34.
Norwich Road Runners social committee were on hand for the pre and post race refreshments with plenty of cakes sold raising a total of £330.00 for the MS Therapy Centre.
With the rain it had an impact on some of the Chip timing equipment, big thank you to Jon Beverley of Total Race Timing to resolve any issues – if anyone still has a query or is missing please drop an email to mailto:email@example.com or Total Race Timing.
The speed of light 5K was advertised as a 'perfect opportunity for a 5K personal best' Run on a flat fast course on the Lowestoft South Pier on Sunday 23rd June, it was part of the 'first light festival, a 24 hour event celebrating Lowestoft's position as the most easterly town in the UK, Liam Rowlands was the first Norwich Road Runner home in time of 00:18:07 earning him fourth position in the M1-39 group.. Matt Jenkins and Nathan Edwards were the next NRR male runners home in 00:19:19 and 00:19:21 respectively Deborah English came 3rd in the F35-44 group with a time of 00:20:51 followed by Stacey Harper in 00:21:28 taking the 4 spot in the same group
The only obstacles appeared to be some unsteady all night revellers!
Forty one Norwich Road Runners took part in EPIC Norfolk's first road race for the summer of 2019, on Friday 7th June in Aylsham.
Trevor Gannon ( Gun 00:17:33) headed the NRR contingent across the finish line, taking 6th place overall and first place in the M40-44 category. Marc Coles (00:17:57.4) and Paul Smith (00:18:50.5)took second and third place in M40-44, finishing 12th and 25 in the overall positions.
Amy Beck crossed the line in 17th place with a time of 00:18:29.8 and Jessica Behan was 21st runner across the line in 00:18:44.3. They did the double in the Female open category with first and second place.
Other noticeable results were Nuria Laiglesia Frances, second in the F40-44 age group and Michael Ames third in the M50-54 category.