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GEAR 10k

posted 8 May 2015, 01:08 by Jon Beverley   [ updated 15 May 2015, 01:47 ]

Write up by Shaun Hurr.

Slightly precautionary run with poorly Achilles at the gear 10th anniversary 10k, set off to do a slow run and after a long cold very wet wait at the start we finally got moving, turned down the volume on the phone so no mile call outs and found a nice steady pace, felt really good and comfortable on what was a super course full of spectators braving the conditions, was more than pleasantly surprised to come in at 43.23. Unfortunately due to conditions didn't see any reepham runners at the start but saw Richard and Hayley Jayne Thompson coming into the market place looking strong with 2k to go. Fantastic medal and bag and will definitely be coming back next year hopefully fitter to have a proper go.
Great race great morning well done gear10k

Write up by Leona.

Gear 10K is renowned for being a fast race with excellent support from spectators.  However, as Leigh and I drove into Kings Lynn on a dark rainy Sunday I did wonder, would it all be worth it? As we sat in the car park queue the rain became harder but we spotted other runners in shorts carrying umbrellas which made us feel better. 

The rain did not stop until we started running and the wait in the pens was the worst of all! But as the race started I found that I did not care anymore and bounced through the puddles thinking this is easier than the winter cross country series. 

Leigh, as my pace maker for the race, set the pace and kept me focused. I managed a brief sprint finish and was excited to see that I had managed to beat my PB by 3 minutes, more than my anticipated sub 54.  My final time was 52:22, Leigh as true gentleman came in at 52.23. Abi Grand did a superb race coming in at 52.58, a new PB too (I think). Shayney Blyth and Hayley Thompson finished in under an hour coming in at 59:17 and 59.55.  Richard Bulman also participated in the race and finished in 55:24. 

Overall an excellent flat race with heaps of spectators despite the rain and it was worth it!