Race Report 28/11/16 - Rag It Round Repps

This weekend saw the first ever 'Rag It Round Repps', a new Dunerunner race around the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Dunerunner races offer something a little different and are usually well attended by Road Runners - 23 made the trip out to Repps with Bastwick for the race. 

After some initial confusion with timing chips the race started at 11am, with canicross runners starting 5 minutes before the main runners. This was great as it gave runners a target to chase down along the course - how many dogs could you overtake by the finish? It also helped that the course itself, whilst a tough off road run, was very scenic, following the River Thurne for two miles before weaving through the woodlands back to the start. It was also great to see Road Runners marshalling the event - having some friendly and much needed verbal encouragement around the course.

Upon returning to the village hall a large array of bacon rolls, victoria sponge cakes and other delights were awaiting runners who ran the course (don't tell Martin but they were probably the highlight of the day). Runners received a lovely bespoke medal and goody bag for completing the race.

Road Runners also managed to bag podium paces - 1st place went to Steve Gibbs (running for TORQ Performance) and 2nd place to Richard Johnson. A fantastic performance on some testing grass and routes.

A great first event, one which will hopefully be held in the years to come.

It was also a fantastic week for runners at parkrun. It must have been the cold weather pushing runners to get around the 5k courses faster, but there were a lot of PB's recorded too!

Rag-It-Round-Repps 11k Cross Country Race

  • Steve Gibbs, 41:32
  • Richard Johson, 41:55
  • Jonathan Cordle, 44:03
  • Nick Gurney, 45:50
  • Sze-Ming Cheung, 48:21
  • Guy Shearwood, 52:27
  • Jessica Behan, 52:31
  • Ruth Steele, 53:48
  • Sue Cooke, 55:10
  • Ally Hadden, 55:21
  • Mark Tayler, 55:28
  • Joanna Killingworth, 55:48
  • Alex Gaunt, 55:48
  • Alison Steward, 55:52
  • Ruth Gaunt, 56:08
  • Liz Jones, 59:54
  • Steve Utting, 1:03:46
  • Beres Ward, 1:03:56
  • Victoria Utting, 1:03:53
  • Robert Belcher, 1:04:47
  • Caroline Tayler, 1:05:32
  • Hayley Gerrard, 1:07:26
  • Beryl Knowles, 1:14:13

parkrun

Norwich junior parkrun

  • Zak Houghton, 7:15
  • Samuel Yellop, 7:26
  • Reuben Houghton, 8:19
  • Marley Mann, 8:31
  • Archie Manton, 8:43
  • Mia Bateson, 8:55
  • Sonny Linstead, 8:55
  • Keane Mann, 9:17
  • Tallulah Houghton, 11:23
  • Bell Watkins, 11:29

Norwich

  • John Hudson, 17:49 (PB)
  • Alastair Leckie, 17:52 (PB)
  • Zak Houghton, 18:50
  • Nick Gurney, 19:11 (PB)
  • Chris Bullock, 19:16
  • David Houghton, 20:04
  • Baz Hipwell, 25:39
  • Imogen Burke, 26:14
  • Tina Moseley, 29:44
  • Stephen Moseley, 29:44
  • Annie Harper, 32:39
  • Tallulah Houghton, 33:06
  • Caroline Houghton, 33:06
  • Trevor Potter, 33:14

Wolverhampton

  • Michael Armes, 20:42

Mulbarton

  • John Robinson, 25:05

Catton

  • Jeya Kandola, 18:55 (PB)
  • Jody Warner, 19:50
  • Anna Kirkham, 20:32
  • Ashley Yellop, 20:36
  • Gary Cheesman, 21:01
  • David Allen, 21:28 (PB)
  • Chris Harrison, 21:28
  • Guy Shearwood, 21:57
  • Martin Yeomans, 22:10
  • Gavin Thouless, 22:35 (PB)
  • Sally Cushing, 23:29
  • David Goodwin, 23:39
  • Jonathan Eagle, 23:45
  • Sze-Ming Cheung, 24:05
  • Alexandra Bland, 24:33
  • Glyn Manton, 24:48
  • Jane Stafford, 25:13
  • Martin Roper, 25:57
  • Andy Palmer, 26:09
  • Victoria Utting, 26:11 (PB)
  • Clare Gooch, 26:13
  • Shaune Gooch, 26:14
  • Rachael Pizey, 26:25
  • Shauna Gooch, 26:53
  • Naomi Bowditch, 27:05
  • Stacey Harper, 28:05
  • Brian Moore, 28:47
  • Shana Walpole, 28:52
  • Linda Storey, 28:56
  • Gina Preston, 29:02
  • Kerry Metcalf, 29:54
  • Lynn Gray, 30:14
  • Amy Ring, 33:13
  • Hannah Mace, 33:13
  • Colin Thouless, 38:31
  • Ralf Bowes, 39:06

Blickling

  • Keith Brighty, 21:01
  • Paul James Smith, 23:24
  • Lisa Hall, 26:57
  • Paul Corder, 30:46

Brundall

  • Joanna Godwin, 25:07
  • Stuart Sayer, 25:54
  • Gemma Dullea, 26:04
  • Jackie Gowing, 26:44