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Wroxham 5k Series - Race 1

posted 14 May 2015, 12:49 by Jon Beverley   [ updated 14 May 2015, 12:54 ]

Report by Liz Harris.

I arrived at Broadland High School on a lovely sunny evening to an organised car park and went in to register. I met up with the other Reepham Runners Craig, Shaun, Jon, Mavis, Alison & Dominic in their distinctive green vests! After registration and a lack of safety pins which was quickly resolved, and a nervous wee, we went outside for a couple of laps of the school athletics track to warm up then made our way to the start area. It was impossible to hear the race briefing due to the large amount of people. We walked to the start line which in my opinion was not greatly organised and could do with improving, and tried to find a space.

The race started quickly at an incredibly fast pace and after half a mile of trying to keep up with everyone I decided at that point that I hated 5k races and did not want to carry on! The route was flat and fast with various spectators dotted around and friendly marshals giving encouragement to everyone. I found a slightly more comfortable pace and carried on, counting down the km markers while at the same time telling myself I make a better distance runner.

I made it over the finish line in a fairly reasonable time which I was pleased about, and met the others who had all finished with fantastic times. Craig was so chuffed to have run his first sub 20 5k and Shaun hopeful to have done the same. After a while I said goodbye and left. I had not been home long when I received a number of messages from Shaun telling me I had won a trophy and they were on there way round with it! Somehow to my complete surprise I managed to be the 3rd female in my age category!

Congratulations also to Alison for coming 2nd in her age category, and Dominic for his overall 2nd place finish in an outstanding time of 15.30.

A great night for Reepham Runners and more trophies for the ever-growing cabinet!!

200:15:30BLAKE, DominicMale Senior
9200:19:58FARR, CraigMale 40-44
9300:20:02HURR, ShaunMale Senior
10300:20:17BEVERLEY, JonMale Senior
19200:23:41HARRIS, LizFemale 35-39
28900:30:12THOMSON, MavisFemale 60+