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Reepham Runners - Achievements September 2014

posted 11 Nov 2014, 08:05 by Jon Beverley
Sandringham 10k

Whilst the majority of the Club were busy running and supporting the Round Norfolk Relay, Jon Beverley had an excellent run at the Sandringham 10k and set a new PB of 44.41 - congratulations!

Ashbourne Half Marathon - 14 September 2014

Whilst Dave Marks was tackling a Triathalon, Jenni Egmore, Nick Bowden, Chris & Jean Edwards, Tracey & Olaf Eulenstein and, of course, Max the dog headed up to the Peak District to tackle another Half Marathon.  This one was from Ashbourne and ran through Dovedale.  It was a scenic, hilly run.

It was a great weekend with walking, tea, cakes, beer and take away Indian meals!

Nick and Chris ran together, although Chris did a sprint finish and beat him with times of Chris - 1:41:45 and Nick - 1:42:02 (63 & 64).  Jenni and Olaf ran the second half of the run together and although they crossed finised line together the timing had them 20 seconds apart - not sure what happened there!

Gt Dunmow Triathalon - 14 September 2014

It was early was unusually early when I turned up at the leisure centre in Great Dunmow ready to attempt a first triathlon. Having parked up at the school next door, I wandered over to the registration tent to pick up the familiar timing chip. Chip suitably attached, I proceeded to the transition area to rack my bike and stow my gear. Then it was off to the race briefing.

The briefing was clear, taking us through the race route, explaining the count for the swim and indicating some potential hazards we might encounter during the cycle and run. We were also reminded to follow the Highway Code and what the rules on drafting were.  Briefing completed, I made for the pool to start the swim.

The swim was 400 meters in a pool. With just 2 swimmers to a lane, there was no danger of collisions and it was possible to just concentrate on swimming. After 14 lengths the marshal dropped a float into the water to indicate I had two lengths left. Swim completed I left the pool and pulled on my trainers – there being a hundred meters or so between the pool and transition.

Into transition, and remembering to put my helmet on first, I unracked my bike ran to the mount line and started the 23kms cycle. On the way down the hill, I at least managed a smile at the photographer. The route itself is a pleasant route that takes you through Great Easton to Thaxted, where after a left turn the route continues through Broxton and Little Easton before a right turn puts you back on the way to transition. The course is quite up and down with some short but stiff climbs balanced with some nice downhill. Unfortunately, the final section is uphill which means tired legs as you enter transition for a second time.

Bike safely racked, helmet taken off, a swig of water and race number spun round to face front, I left transition for the second time to run the final 5kms. It was an odd feeling as my legs decided to give the impression they’d forgotten how to run. Downhill we went, across the roundabout and, joy of joys, up another hill. After the first couple of kilometers, my legs decided they’d had their fun and remembered how to run again and I found a bit of rhythm. After looping around the church and crossing the bypass, competently marshaled I would add, it was through to a final small incline and the finish.

Having crossed the line, I returned my chip then collected a bottle of water and the souvenir t-shirt.

All in all, this was a thoroughly enjoyable event, and I would recommend it to anyone who thinks they’d like to have a go at a triathlon.

By the way, I finished in 1:41, which was well inside the 2:00 I was expecting.

Report by Dave Marks


Dig Deep Suffolk Intro Ultra - Saturday 6 September 

James Beadle, Natalie Southgate & Julie Wade ventured to the land of the 'Turnip Crunchers' for an Intro to Ultras Race of 28 miles.  Below are the results - what an achievement!  James first and Julie and Natalie coming joint sixth!  Below are the results

Firstname Surname Time Category Position In Category
1 James Beadle 03:49:20 Senior Male 1st
2 Matthew Hearne 04:00:16 Senior Male 2nd
3 Fiona Searson 04:16:47 Veteran Female 1st
4 Simon Marjoram 04:16:58 Veteran Male 1st
5 Mary Narey 04:18:11 Veteran Female 2nd
6 Brett Benson 04:18:14 Veteran Male 2nd
7 Jo Stephenson 04:23:34 Veteran Female 3rd
8 Ryan Lee 04:39:32 Senior Male 3rd
9 Wayne Tillinghast 04:39:34 Senior Male 4th
10 Paul Schwer 05:06:23 Male Over 50 1st
11 paul white 05:06:34 Male Over 50 2nd
12 Karen manning 05:16:34 Veteran Female 4th
13 Mark bennett 05:37:36 Senior Male 5th
14 tina clarke 05:39:03 Veteran Female 5th
15 phill clarke 05:39:04 Veteran Male 3rd
16 natalie southgate 06:01:23 Veteran Female 6th=
17 Julie wade 06:01:23 Veteran Female 6th=
18 A Tamulones 06:26:11 Veteran Female 8th
19 John Power 06:48:06 Senior Male 6th
20 James Adams 06:48:13 Senior Male 7th