Race Report Race Report 12/03/17 - Broadland Half Marathon

5am. Sunday morning. Alarms going off all over the shop. Has to mean it's Broadland Half Marathon day! Yes, the Norwich Road Runner's annual Half Marathon had come round again. Why so early I hear you cry?  Well, setting up water stations and organising marshals seems to be my forte!

As the sun rose and the rain crept away the day look set for great running conditions. The anticipation on race day for runners, most of you know, nerves setting in, how will it go.... Well, the same goes for race organisers, the early morning nerves, anxious to ensure a great day for so many people.

I do love the early morning at a race, everyone arriving and setting up, the nervous smiles, excitement and anticipation for a great day ahead.

Marshals organised, briefed and sent off for their duties, it was then the runners turn. Tina Moseley took the reins to do her first race briefing and very finely indeed, if I may say so.

Then in no time indeed, Race Director and NRR Club Chairman, Gary Cooper set the eager runners on their way to conquer 13.1 miles of what you might say is an undulating course.

With just about perfect running conditions and great support around the course from spectators and marshals alike, runners were spurred on their way to some fantastic times. I think I am safe to say quite a number of PBs have been spied! Well done everyone.

In first place was Christopher Hollinshead of Cannock & Stafford AC, winning the Broadland Half Marathon in a time of 1:15:14 and Phillipa Taylor of Nene Valley Harriers, being first lady home in a time of 1:25:14

Norwich Road Runner Paul Blazey took second place in a brilliant time of 1.17.50 . Very well done indeed.  There was also great success in age categories with Catherine Henery, Ruth Steele, Kevin Mace and Caroline Houghton all taking prizes and again, our ladies taking the senior and vets team prizes.

 

 

A wonderful day of running and team work all round, go Norwich Road Runners!

The Broadland Half Marathon was, of course, keeping most of us busy, however, NRR were present still far and wide across the country and indeed at more exotic locations too!

Ashley Hobbs travelled to the Silverstone Half Marathon, the North London Half Marathon was attended by Emma Renouf and Ryan Farah Kennedy and Danielle Crane ran at the Stanwick Lakes 5km and came 16th out of 114 with a new PB too!

.....and finally over in sun soaked Lanzarote, at Club La Santa, Chris Bullock, Marc Coles and Bernie Whelan flew the NRR flag competing in not only a 10km race but a half marathon too in very hot and hilly conditions indeed, however, I don't think we need to feel too sorry for them, just stow me away next time! Well done guys, great running and proudly wearing the NRR vests!

 

Looking forward to hearing everyone's running stories next weekend!

Thank you.

Rachel Miller

NRR Communications Officer

 

Broadland Half Marathon

Age Groups 

  • 1st Senior Male - Paul Blazey
  • 1st 50-54 Female - Catherine Henery
  • 2nd 50-54 Female - Ruth Steele
  • 2nd 55-59 Male - Kevin Mace
  • 3rd 40-44 Female - Caroline Houghton
  • Ladies Senior Team -  Stacey Harper, Becky Willett and Natalie Kim Cant
  • Ladies Veterans Team - Catherine Henery, Caroline Houghton and Nicola Hill

 

Main results

  • Paul Blazey   1:17:50                 
  • David Houghton 1:29:34           
  • Kevin Mace 1:30:32                 
  • Jon Kemp 1:34:20                 
  • Ben Snelling 1:34:38                 
  • David Tandy 1:39:07                 
  • Catherine Henery 1:39:39           
  • IanMoore  1:40:52                 
  • Stacey Harper  1:41:14                 
  • David Crow     1:42:06                 
  • Caroline Houghton 1:43:34
  • Nicola Hill 1:45:10
  • Becky Willett  1:46:03
  • Natalie Cant 1:46:48
  • Guy Shearwood 1:46:48
  • Ruth Steele 1:48:45
  • Shaune Gooch 1:50:03
  • Caroline Allen 1:58:37
  • Ruth Gaunt  1:58:38
  • Adrian Grand 2:01:30
  • Vicky Bailey 2:03:58
  • Sarah Tovell 2:05:54
  • Victoria Utting   2:07:54
  • Nicky Dowson   2:07:54
  • Anna Thorpe  2:14:26
  • Stuart Sayer 2:26:14

 

Silverstone Half Marathon

  • Ashley Hobbs 1.25.24

 

North London Half Marathon

  • Ryan Farah Kennedy 1.37.13
  • Emma Renouf 2.03.42

 

Stanwick Lakes 5km

  • Danielle Crane 26.14

 

Club La Santa

10km

  • Chris Bullock 39.23 (2nd place)
  • Marc Coles 41.16 (3rd place)
  • Bernie Whelan 45.57

 

Half Marathon

  • Marc Coles 1.35.03 (2nd place)
  • Chris Bullock 1h.35.03 (2nd place)
  • Bernie Whelan 1.47.52

 

parkrun

 

Norwich parkrun

  • John HUDSON                  00:17:46
  • Alastair LECKIE                 00:17:46
  • Zak HOUGHTON                00:18:30
  • Chris BULLOCK                 00:18:45
  • Marc COLES                       00:19:03
  • Roisin MARKS                   00:20:04
  • Nick GURNEY                    00:20:11
  • Ali MIDDLETON                00:22:18
  • Reuben HOUGHTON       00:22:48
  • David (Bod) HOUGHTON 00:22:50
  • Raymond MARSHALL      00:23:52
  • Anne Elizabeth MILLETT    00:23:55
  • Stuart MANN                    00:24:27
  • Stephen MOSELEY           00:24:29
  • Rachel CUBITT                  00:29:34
  • Belle WATKINS                00:29:48
  • Tallulah HOUGHTON      00:35:29
  • Jane KELLY                  00:44:29 

Colchester Castle parkrun

  • Ian SADLER    00:22:23
  • Christopher CARR  00:24:51

 

Sheringham parkrun

  • Mark BETTS     00:20:14
  • Sarah-Jayne LUMLEY   00:28:28
  • Gary COOPER        00:28:29

 

Catton parkrun

  • Jody WARNER       00:19:55
  • Luke GUY             00:20:14
  • James MCFARLANE 00:20:18
  • Jason GAUL           00:20:33
  • Keith BRIGHTY      00:20:43
  • Ashley YELLOP      00:21:02
  • Deborah ENGLISH    00:21:19
  • Paul SMITH             00:22:07
  • Guy SHEARWOOD  00:22:10
  • Matthew James HOWES    00:22:24
  • Sally CUSHING                  00:22:30
  • Ally HADDEN                    00:22:32
  • Mia BATESON                   00:22:48
  • Martin YEOMANS             00:22:49
  • Gary HURRELL                   00:22:50
  • Claire SMITH                     00:23:17
  • Michael ARMES                 00:23:18
  • Alison STEWART               00:23:20
  • Ruth GAUNT                      00:23:48
  • David HOLLIS                    00:23:52
  • Anna KIRKHAM                00:24:06
  • Mandy FOYSTER               00:24:07
  • Nicky DOWSON              00:24:52
  • Nick GIBBS                         00:25:22
  • Ian MOORE                        00:25:26
  • Lisa HOWARD                   00:26:02
  • Charles WOOD                 00:26:04
  • Sally ASPIN                        00:26:24
  • Clare GOOCH                    00:26:29
  • Shauna GOOCH                00:26:30
  • Maureen HAMIS               00:26:39
  • Kieron MCFARLANE        00:27:08
  • Brian MOORE                    00:27:22
  • Louise BLAZEY                  00:27:38
  • Linda STOREY                    00:28:02
  • Gina PRESTON                  00:28:02
  • Deborah YAXLEY               00:28:20
  • Kiara HAMIS                      00:28:25
  • Tina MOSELEY                   00:29:08
  • Lynda MOORE                  00:31:11
  • Victoria UTTING               00:31:27
  • Dawn COOK                      00:33:19
  • Jill GIBBS                            00:33:22
  • Simon EDYE                       00:33:30
  • Ralf BOWES                       00:38:58
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Blickling parkrun

  • John ROBINSON              00:23:50

 

Brundall parkrun

  • Gary CHEESMAN               00:22:21
  • Joanna GODWIN              00:25:04
  • Barry HIPWELL                  00:25:35