Simply Health great east run

Ipswich 22/9/2019

The advert for this half marathon shows the following 

Challenge yourself to 13.1 amazing miles of the beautiful Suffolk countryside, musical entertainment, and plenty of cheering crowds.

 I am sure that was true for the Norwich Road runners who completed this course. If the weather was anything like that inland then it must have been a hot one. Hopefully there was a local breeze to take the sting out of it. Congratulations all.


Guy Shearwood 01:47:47

Claire Rackham 01:49:38

Glen Robinson 01:50:40

Matt Howes 01:50:55

Liam Davison 01:57:51

Rebecca hardy 02:33:29

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Wissey Half Marathon

Oxborough 1/9/2019

A good number of Norwich Road Runners made the journey across to the lovely village of Oxborough for the Wissey Half hosted by Ryston Runners Athletic club. Matt Porter was our first runner home in a chip time of 01:21:38.1 , taking 10th place overall and 4th in M45-49. David Houghton and Jon Shorten took the next two Norwich Runner male places with Jon taking second place in his age group. Jessica Behan was 2nd female overall( first in FO category)in a chip time of 01:34:02.9  Anne Flanagan and Nicola Hill  who took 2nd and 3rd place in the F40-44 age category. Judy Crooks was second in her age group 

Well done all

Dublin Half Marathon

Race Report

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Congratulations to Kevin Rowe who completed  the Dublin Half Marathon 

( no Guinness was consumed during the completion of this race)

Gt.Yarmouth Half Marathon

Race Report

Congratulations to the Norwich Road runners who completed the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon on 11th August 2019. It must have been windy down on the coast. Was staying on your feet a priority? 

Marc Coles was first road runner home in a chip time of 01:20:38 taking 6th place overall. He was second in his age category. Anne Flanagan, while taking first in her age category ,was  also first female NRR home with a chip time of 01:43:05. Nicola Hill was third in that same age category with a time of 01:46:45. Philippa Rudd((02:03:33) was a second age category finisher

The ladies picked up the 2nd place Vets team prize Anne Flanagan, Nicola Hill, Philippa Runn

The men also picked up 2nd place in the Vets Team Marc Coles(pb), Liam Rowlands9pb), Ben Snelling, Dios Fernandez (pb)

city of Norwich HM

On Sunday 7th April 2019 80 Norwich Road Runners were at the Norwich Showgrounds, among 1700+ other runners, nervously awaiting the start of City of Norwich Half.This sets out from the Showground and as described on the organisers web site ' rural single lap route through the parishes of Easton, Honingham, Colton, Barnham Broom, Marlingford and close to Easton College. The first half of the course is pretty flat with one or two little bumps in the second half.'  Many runners would confirm that 'with one or two little bumps in the second half'  is poetic licence at its worst! A number of NRR runners gathered around the club banner and the main topic of conversation was the weather. Was it going to remain cool? what to wear? Why had the percentage of promised rained gone from 22% to 80% overnight? In the end the race had some cold weather, some rain and some sun!

The arrival of the sun was a poignant moment for two brothers. On Facebook Jack Cheung posted. 'With 400m to go, the sun ☀️ shone through the clouds ⛅️ We knew it was our beloved brother Sze pushing us all the way, such a special day for me and Dick 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️❤️❤️❤️'. The brothers were running their first half marathons in honour of a well loved Norwich Road Runner, their brother Sze-Ming Cheung, tragically killed in a road traffic accident.

John Hudson was the first Male Road Runner home in a time of 1:18:17 securing 10th position in a field of very talented runners. Others who put in great times were Trevor Gannon, Marc Coles, Chris Bullock, Alex Griffiths who all ran under 1.23. First female home was Deborah English in 1.35 and not far behind Anne Flanagan and Nicola Hill in 1.38 and 1.39 respectively

Congratulations to all those who achieved PB's, ran a HM for the first time or in any other way achieved a goal. There are too many known PB's to list here but feel free to go to the Norwich Road runners Facebook page and boast there to your hearts content- If you are a member! Tell us all about it ,you deserve it