Search

Formidable pair take honours once again at Wymondham 10k

Members of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club were out in force for the Wymondham 10k on New Year's Day. Picture: Ken Hurst

Members of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club were out in force for the Wymondham 10k on New Year's Day. Picture: Ken Hurst

Archant

The traditional Wymondham New Year’s Day 10K was again very well attended with 635 runners completing the course.

The race always attracts a good mix of local runners and those who have come from further afield.

This year the winners came all the way from New Mexico as Ben Fletcher and girlfriend, Ruth Senior, over to visit family, took the overall honours. It is the second time they have performed this feat, following up their double success in 2013.

Fletcher came home in first place in 31:59 - a minute ahead of his nearest rival (and girlfriend’s brother), James Senior of City of Norwich AC in 32:59. George Gay was third overall on 33:41.

Ruth Senior was first female in an impressive time of 38:17 with Charlotte Neal of North Norfolk Beach Runners the runner-up in 40:11. Rowenna Leary of Norfolk Gazelles was third female in 41:40.

Matt Pyatt (Ryston Runners) was first male in the 40-44 category in a time of 34:32 with Gary Crush (City of Norwich AC) just behind in 34:50. Neil Adams of North Norfolk Beach Runners was third in 35:56.

Penny Studley (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) was first female in the 40-44 category in 44:30 with Rachel Miller (Norwich Road Runners) second in 44:31. Stacey Harper was third in the category in 44:44.

In the men’s 45-49 category Tim Topper (Wymondham AC) was first in 36:26 whilst Jonathan Cordle (Tri Anglia Triathlon Club) topped the 50-54 men’s category in 39:42. John Moore (Norfolk Gazelles AC), in 55-59 category, was first in 37:38 whilst Glen Nelson (Bure Valley Harriers) led the 60-64 category in 41:58. Sam Weller, in the 65+ section, was first in 47:14.

Sabina Spence (Bure Valley Harriers) was first female in the 45-49 category in 42:25 whilst in the 50-54 bracket Sandra Roberts took the honours in 44:28. In the 55-59 section Anna Coulborn took first in 51:10 with Penny Edwards first female in 60-64 thanks to a time of 45:59. Diane Pamplin was first female in the 65+ section in 51:58.

The race is hosted by Wymondham AC, involving over 60 members volunteering their time on New Year’s Day morning.

2018 is the club’s 40th anniversary and the race was a special occasion for one of their founder members, Eva Osborne.

She was the oldest runner in the race, at 77, and this was her 1,000th running race in a distinguished and varied career.

She was one of the few lady runners in the first ever London Marathon in 1981, and holds many local parkrun records.

Andrew Lane, race director, said: “We are very pleased with the turnout. I would like to thank all our Wymondham club members who helped to make it such a success.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other sport

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The option of playing towards the deep end or the shallow end will be a thing of the past when Wymondham RFC’s new £4.5m home on the outskirts of town is officially opened on Saturday week.

Friday, October 5, 2018

It will be a poignant occasion for everyone connected with Wymondham Rugby Club on Saturday when the first team host Thurston in London Three Eastern Counties.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Many football fans start their love of the beautiful game at a young age, but Delilah Grant is something else.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Wymondham retained the Summer Cup after beating Bob Carter 6-2, their fourth Summer Cup triumph in five years.

Most Read

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The very first pro-am by Norfolk’s professional association was held at Swaffham Golf Club and saw 22 teams of four competing.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy