Race Report 26/02/17 - National XC Finals, Tarpley 10 & 20

Let no one say the Norwich Road Runners are ones to rest on their laurels. It has been another packed-to-the-rafters weekend of running.

A mini bus of a few hardy Norwich Road Runners travelled to the English National Cross Country Finals, held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 25 February.  Senior Ladies were tasked with 8km and the Senior Men 12km of cross country. Special congratulations to Anne Millett who came third in her age group. Anyone who has competed at cross country knows this is a challenge and a half! Well done everyone, please see the results below. If you haven't competed in either the Nationals or Southern Cross Country Championships before, then I highly recommend it for next year. It's an experience you'll remember forever. Plus there's the NRR coach trip too - never to be missed. Put it in your diaries now!

Meanwhile over in Suffolk, a large contingent of Norwich Road Runners travelled to partake in the ever popular Saint Edmund Pacers Tarpley 10 and 20. Some great times recorded and with NRR Ladies taking the 1st Female Team, consisting of Deborah English, Stacey Harper and Catherine Henery. Well done ladies!

parkrun this week also reached far and wide with Norwich Road Runners at (deep breath...) Gorleston, Norwich, Catton, Bury St Edmunds, Great Lines Medway, Brundall, Salisbury and Lowestoft! Phew, well done!

...and finally, way down on the south coast, Sam Reddy competed in the Brighton Half Marathon in a time of 2.32.29, very well done Sam!

Rachel Miller, Comms Officer

English National Cross Country Finals

Senior Men

  • Simon Wright 0:53:59
  • Carl Sherry 0:54:19
  • Mark Garrett 0:57:14
  • Paul Sullivan 0:57:22
  • Will Buck 1:05:01 

Senior Ladies

  • Anne Millett 0:44:09 
  • Elies Mann 0:44:32

Tarpley 10

  • Simon WRIGHT 1:02:06
  • Adrian GRAND 1:09:18
  • Jonathan EAGLE 1:24:16
  • Claire SMITH  1:26:49
  • Paul SMITH 1:26:49

Tarpley 20

  • Stephen PANTING 2:20:45
  • Matthew DAWSON 2:27:38
  • Paul James SMITH 2:35:38
  • Catherine HENERY 2:37:49
  • Ryan KENNEDY  2:37:50
  • Deborah ENGLISH 2:37:50
  • Colin WELLER 2:38:47
  • Stacey HARPER 2:41:29
  • James MCFARLANE 2:41:30
  • Myles HAGUE 2:43:52
  • Ruth GAUNT 2:43:50
  • Lisa HALL 2:47:32

Brighton Half Marathon

  • Sam Reddy 2.32.29

parkrun

Gorleston Cliffs parkrun

  • Simon ENGLISH 00:18:22
  • Barry HIPWELL   00:24:50

Norwich parkrun

  • John HUDSON   00:18:03
  • Alastair LECKIE 00:18:24
  • Zak HOUGHTON 00:18:41
  • Chris BULLOCK  00:18:53
  • Marc COLES 00:19:20
  • Bernie WHELAN   00:19:40
  • David (Bod) HOUGHTON 00:19:45
  • Gordon MAW 00:22:07
  • Caroline HOUGHTON 00:22:32
  • Ali MIDDLETON 00:22:57
  • Stephen MOSELEY 00:23:01
  • Matthew DAWSON 00:24:04
  • Thomas CAREY 00:24:13
  • Stuart MANN 00:24:23
  • Paul EVES 00:28:25
  • Belle WATKINS 00:28:34
  • Tallulah HOUGHTON 00:32:49

Bury St Edmunds parkrun

  • John ROBINSON 00:24:29

Catton parkrun

  • Chris HARRISON  00:19:15
  • Jeya KANDOLA   00:19:18
  • Samuel YELLOP 00:19:19
  • Nick GURNEY 00:20:11
  • Will BIRKETT 00:20:17
  • Keith BRIGHTY   00:20:48
  • Luke GUY 00:20:53
  • Ashley YELLOP 00:21:01
  • Anna KIRKHAM  00:21:03
  • Jason GAUL 00:21:23
  • Ian MOORE 00:21:47
  • Kevin MACE 00:21:51
  • Shaune GOOCH 00:22:29
  • Martin YEOMANS 00:22:49
  • Gary CHEESMAN 00:23:02
  • Nicola HILL 00:23:12
  • Ally HADDEN 00:23:25
  • Paul STROWGER 00:23:34
  • Paul SMITH 00:23:38
  • Mandy FOYSTER 00:23:52
  • Gary HURRELL    00:23:57
  • Christopher CARR 00:24:05
  • Sally CUSHING   00:24:21
  • John MILLER 00:24:23
  • Claire SMITH 00:24:36
  • Jonathan EAGLE 00:24:47
  • Alison STEWART 00:24:54
  • Gavin THOULESS 00:25:23
  • Sarah EVERETT 00:25:42
  • Martin George ROPER    00:26:08
  • Matthew James HOWES 00:26:34
  • Charles WOOD   00:26:47
  • Kieron MCFARLANE 00:26:49
  • Clare GOOCH 00:27:01
  • Maureen HAMIS 00:27:05
  • Georgina WALL   00:27:05
  • Brian MOORE     00:27:10
  • Kathryn JERVIS   00:27:14
  • Alexandra BLAND 00:27:30
  • Kiara HAMIS 00:27:41
  • Naomi BOWDITCH 00:27:42
  • Shauna GOOCH 00:27:55
  • Tina MOSELEY    00:29:32
  • Victoria UTTING 00:29:34
  • Linda STOREY 00:30:07
  • Gina PRESTON   00:30:07
  • Hannah MACE   00:30:53
  • Amy RING 00:30:55
  • Lynda MOORE   00:31:13
  • Sienna PRICE     00:31:14
  • Stacey HARPER 00:32:22
  • Deborah ENGLISH 00:32:24
  • Dawn COOK 00:32:32
  • Colin THOULESS 00:39:48
  •  Sam WALL00:40:27

Great Lines parkrun, Medway

  • Anna THORPE    00:28:44

Brundall parkrun

  • Stuart SAYER      00:26:56

Salisbury parkrun

  • Louise BLAZEY   00:27:32

Lowestoft parkrun

  •  Trevor POTTER  00:31:00

Photos by Philippa Rudd, Rachel Miller