On Sunday 5th March Lowestoft Road Runners saw a record team attendance for the penultimate race of the season, held at Fritton Lake.
A total of thirty-eight members, twenty men and eighteen ladies, competed in cold, wet and muddy conditions around the 3 lap 4.5 mile course. This was a first cross country race for many of the club and a record turnout for the club. The overall field of 273 athletes comprised of 178 men and 95 ladies.
First home for the club in 6th was Carl Prewer with a time of 26:57 winning his age group, 8th Paul Lyon 28:04, 25th Tom Galley 29:50, 32nd John Jervis 30:05, 41st Leigh Butcher 31:02, 53rd Shaun Lark 31:47, 57th Matthew Sutton 31:57, 66th Tom Spalding 32:30, 70th Neil Bye 32:47, 89th Neil Wood 33.45, 100th Tom Collier 34:47; leading the club's ladies home in 103rd (7th lady) Karen Archbold 34:55, 106th (8th lady) also winning her age group Tracy Prewer 34:59, 108th Mark Womack 35:01, 112th Shaun Kay 35:20, 113th Matthew Reynolds 35:23, 124th Allan Ing 35:59, 128th Ian Marshall 36:28, 147th Simon Bunting 37:34, 148th (18th lady) Natasha Korovilas 37:35, 152nd Matthew Wicks 38:09, 160th Philip Ayers 38:33, 167th (23rd lady) Karen Evans 39:13, 170th (25th lady) Elayne Hilton 39:17, 179th (29th lady) Steph Strowger 39:38, 188th Mark Elflett 40:28, 193rd (38th lady) Debra Kay 40:38, 195th (39th lady) Lorraine Dawson 40:55, 199th (42nd lady) Marie Ayers 41:09, 222nd (55th lady) Jodie Lee 42:20, 223rd (56th lady) Vanessa May 42:21, 225th (58th lady) Vivien Leanne Saunders 42:37, 231st (61st lady) Florence Ashdown 43:21, 239th (67th lady) Lisa Riley 44:29, 245th (71st lady) Sabrina Mirgaux 45:19, 251st (76th lady) Sharon Firman 47:00, 269th (91st lady) Emma Fountain 52:23, 270th (92nd lady) Lysa Brown 52:46.
The next, and final fixture of the Suffolk Winter League is at Haverhill on 26th March.
Twelve members of Lowestoft Road Runners ran at Lowestoft Parkrun, includingfirst finisher Tom Galley. Personal bests were recorded by Ben Hodds, Matthew Wicks, Florence Ashdown, Emma Garrard and Regina Warford. John Jervis and Vicki Grice gave up their time to provide support to the event.
Matthew Sutton was fifth at Gorleston parkrun.
Lowestoft Road Runners welcomes new runners of all abilities, more information can be found at www.lowestoftroadrunners.co.uk