Lowestoft Road Runners shine at Broome 10K

PUBLISHED: 15:22 12 July 2012

Lowestoft Road Runners at the Brome 10K

Lowestoft Road Runners at the Brome 10K


SEVEN members of Lowestoft Road Runners were amongst the field in the first Broome 10K.

On a wet and muddy course first home for the club in 24th place was Jonathan Meadows in 40:57 followed by Tom Collier in 55th place in 45:15 a new PB. A second later came Carl Meen in 56th place. Next came Mark Elflett in 46:46 followed by first lady for the club Shelly Smith in 48:11 in 81st place. Mathew Reynolds came in in 50:05 in 92nd with Rachel Allen in 77:01 in 152nd place.

n On a sultry evening 180 athletes gathered to tackle the second race in The Broome Summer Series a series of three 10k races run throughout the summer. Held on an out and back course which is basically uphill on the way out and downhill on the way back, a large contingent from Lowestoft Road Runners, took part.

First home was club chairman Sean Lark in ninth place in 38:11 followed shortly by Jonathan Meadows in 20th place in 40:28. First lady home was Karen Archbold in 37th place in 43:23. Karen was the second lady to finish and won her age catagory.

Next came Tom Collier in 65th place in 46:01 followed by John Grice in 49:37 in 88th place. Mathew Reynolds was 97th and pleased with his time of 50:39 followed by Shelly Smith in 53:18 in 111th place. Sabrina Mirgaux came in in 134th in a PB of 58:35 followed closely by Vicky Aldred in a PB of 59:23 in 139th.

Rachel Allen was pleased to finish strongly in 1-06:05 in 160th place.

Simon Bunting brought up the rear supporting newcomer Paula Watson in her first race who was delighted to finish a second ahead of Simon in 1-11:51 in 167th.

n As part of the Lord Mayor’s Procession and celebration the first ever river swim was held in Norwich. The race was a one mile swim through old Norwich starting at New Mills Yard and finishing at the Cow Tower.

Amongst the swimmers were Bruce Irving, Karen Archbold and Simon Bunting. Simon came home in 23:30, Karen was pleased to break 30 minutes in 29:55 and Bruce took the scenic view, in 39:22.

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