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Lowestoft Road Runners take to the track at Snetterton Circuit

PUBLISHED: 07:54 24 November 2017

Lowestoft Road Runners (from left to right) Simon Cook, Matthew Reynolds, Martin Farr, Emma Garrard, Susan Perry, Aaron Shrimpton and Ian Chilley at the Snetterton Half Marathon. Picture: Gary McDonald

Lowestoft Road Runners (from left to right) Simon Cook, Matthew Reynolds, Martin Farr, Emma Garrard, Susan Perry, Aaron Shrimpton and Ian Chilley at the Snetterton Half Marathon. Picture: Gary McDonald

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While more commonly associated with rubber from racing cars, Snetterton Race track welcomed the rubber from the soles of 775 runners for the Snetterton Half Marathon.

A change from road running traffic was not an issue and with the weather being cool, calm and dry it made way for good racing conditions.

Eight members of Lowestoft Road Runners took part and first to finish for the club was Chris Haylock, returning on good form after recent injuries to finish in 20th place in 1:24.41. He was followed by Simon Cook 24th in 1:25.13, Martin Farr 57th in 1:30.30, Aaron Shrimpton 91st in 1:33.41, Matthew Reynolds 144th in 1:38.22, Susan Perry 150th in 1:39.04, Ian Chilley 404th in 1:56.52 and Emma Garrard in 505th in 2:06.53.

On the same day three members of LRR travelled across the county for their Hadleigh five-mile race. Weather conditions also proved favourable being cold but sunny for the race around what was described as a challenging and hilly course.

Of the 133 finishers Karen Archbold went round in 35.12, finishing 16th overall but third woman. This was also enough for Karen to achieve her club platinum standard. Simon Bunting was 21st finisher in 38.38, winning his age group. David Graham, running in only his second ever road race, finished 22nd in 38.57.

Earlier 40 Lowestoft Road Runners members headed down the A12 to Framlingham Castle for the opening fixture of the Suffolk Winter Cross Country League.

Final positions were: Colleen Nicole Mukuya (first lady) 41st, Karen Archbold 212th, Tracy Prewer 222nd, Nadine Hesseltine 231st, Susan Perry 264th, Jo Bisset-Smith 291st, Amanda Smith 307th, Cat Fletcher 332nd, Debra Kay 343rd, Marie Ayers 343rd, Vanessa May 383rd, Gina Warford 464th, Claire Collier 486th, Jo Clark 488th, Su Wilson 493rd. Men: Carl Prewer 16th, Paul Lyon 36th, Arron McKoy 48th, Tom Galley 61st, Martin Farr 73rd, Simon Cook 74th, Lee Gooderham 99th, Robert Cheverton 101st (first in his age group), Jonathan Payman 103rd, Bernard Mukuya 106th, Aaron Shrimpton 129th, Gary McDonald 142nd, Neil Wood 163rd, Matthew Reynolds 204th, Shaun Kay 218th, Tom Spalding 226th, Ian Marshall 227th, Allan Ing 237th, Ian Chilley 252nd, Mark Elflett 267th, Philip Ayers 270th, Simon Bunting 283rd, James Crisp 297th, David Graham 314th.


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