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2021 News Archive

💙💛💙 Race report catch up 💙💛💙

Sunday 28th November saw the return of the very popular Adnams 10k race in Southwold. A circular route involving two and a half laps, taking in the harbour track, the common and finishing on with a hill!  Oh and🍺 drinks station, along side water.

Club was very well represented with 25 members taking part 😊. The weather was better than forecast but there was a keen wind and the temperature had dropped making it chilly 🥶.

First home , and in 11th place was Chris Meadows with a time of 36:47, followed by Tom Galley 37:41, Martin Farr 39.27, James Crisp 42:43, Lee Phillips 42:55 (PB), Rachel Plant 45:14, Katy Oldman 45:36, Simon Cook 46:28, Mark Smith 48:56, Lisa Riley 49:31,  Beccy Langford 49:56, Jason Bodmer 50:28, Daniel Bullion 50:35, Amanda Smith 51:49, Aaron Smart 52:34, Luke Catchpole 52:37, Jo Pallant 52:38 (PB), Stuart Dewell 54:08, Karen Evans 54:12, Sharon Chatfield 54:48 (PB), Liam Mullen 56:33, Suzy Grant 57:48, Caroline Parnis 58:50, Lisa Smith 1:13:22 and Chelsea Forwood 1:15:17 (PB).

Well done to everyone who took part !  #teamlrr 💙💛💙

Adnams 10k

25 Member of LRR head to Southwold

Sunday 17th was Blickling Half Marathon and we had 10 LRR club members participate in this scenic and undulating course.

First home was Lee Phillips representing club for the first time in 1:37:35, a PB and Bronze club standard Followed by: Shaun Kay in 1:52:13 (Bronze club standard), Caroline Peek in 2:00:06 (Silver club standard), Matthew Reynolds in 2:08:09 (having run Manchester Marathon the previous week), James Clarke in 2:14:38, an 11 minute PB. Lee Roth 2:15:42, Suzy Grant in 2:21:17 running with Caroline Parnis for her first half marathon in 2:21:26 both achieving Tungsten club standard. Kirsty Blackwood representing club for the first time and running with Chelsea Dixie Forwood for her first half marathon both with a time of 2:56:35.

Well done everyone, great team spirit and supporting each other !

Go team #LRR 💙💛💙

Blickling Half Marathon

Sunday 17th was Blickling Half Marathon and we had 10 LRR club members participate in this scenic and undulating course.

On Sunday the 24th of October, Chris Meadows headed west (everywhere is west from Lowestoft!) to Newport, Wales, to compete in the Newport Marathon. In rainy conditions Chris battled through the second half of the Marathon to complete the course in an excellent 3:09:40. Good work Chris.

Chris Meadows at the Newport Marathon

Chris Meadows heads west to Newport , to compete in the Newport Marathon

Sunday 7th November saw the return of the cross country races races -  the first since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

26 team members attended at Framlingham Castle to run the 5.3 mile course around the castle grounds, fields with the obligatory mud.

Everybody finished achieving points for #teamlrr  💙💛💙.
Below are the names of the members who took part listed in finishing order :
Dylan Reeve, Chris Meadows, Mark Thompson, Neil Bye, James Parr, James Crisp, Jonathan Weavers, Lee Phillips, Katy Oldman, Rachel Plant, Jonathan Lincoln, Vicki Grice, Richard Dawes, Daniel Paris, Karen Archbold, Tracy Prewer, Shaun Kay, Philip Ayers, Allan Ings, Philip Brand, Stuart Dewell, Holly Harmer, Liam Mullen, Suzy Grant, Marie Ayers, Caroline Parnis.

Well done everyone who took part and those who travelled to spectate and cheer the runners home.

Framlingham Cross Country

LRR at the first XC race of the Suffolk Winter League

12th September 2021 saw the return of The Great North Run half marathon.  Not only did the pandemic delay the 40th celebrations in 2020, the route in 2021 was an out and back rather than the iconic finish in South Shields.

2 club members participated , Debbie Brown-Secret and Caroline Peek who both raised money for their respective charities, Blood cancer UK and The Stoke Assocation.

Caroline completed the course in a time of 2 hours 8 mins and Debbie just 1 min later in 2 hours 9 mins.

This was the 3rd time Debbie has taken part and both club members will return in 2022 to run the reinstated traditional route to again experience the great at atmosphere and support from the spectators.

Great North Run

Caroline and Debbie at the return of The Great North Run half marathon

Sunday 21st November saw James Crisp represent club in the Hadleigh 5 mile road race.

The course is an undulating single lap around country lanes, with a couple of brutal hills; the first just quarter of a mile after the start, and another at mile 3.5!  The weather was kind and conditions were good. 😊.

James completed the race in 33 mins 49 seconds , an almost 4 min PB 💪🏻😊.    This time achieved Silver Club standard , and as it is James’ 3rd Silver club standard time in 2021, he will receive an award for his achievement at club awards evening .🥈🥈🥈.

Awesome running James Crisp 💙💛💙.

Hadleigh 5 Mile

James Crisp at Hadleigh 5 miler

Darryl Ainslie represented club on 31st October at the Houghton Hall Cross Country event.  With heavy rain the day before, the course was very wet and muddy - ideal XC conditions!

At just over 8km, Darryl Ainslie completed the tough course in 1h, 8 mins.

Well done ! 💙💛💙

Houghton Hall Cross Country

Darryl Ainslie represents LRR

Sunday 7th November saw 4 members travel to Coltishall to run Jolly Jags 10k race.  This takes place at the ex RAF base.  It was dry, the sun shone but the wind was strong in places, particularly along the home straight .

First home was Jamie Mordecai with a time of 48:54, achieving 🥉Bronze club standard, followed by Kirsty Wheeler with a 🥉bronze Club standard time of 49:47.6, then Caroline Peek with a 🥇Gold Club standard time of 51:45, and Lee Roth with a 🏅Tungsten Club Standard time of 57:38. 

Great running everyone! Go  #TeamLRR 💙💛💙

Jolly Jags 10k

LRR members head to Coltishall for the Jolly Jags 10k

The strong wind and a heavy pre-run rain shower didn’t stop team LRR turning out in force to help pace Lowestoft Park Run on its 6th Birthday.

Pacing from 19 minutes to 38 minutes the team battled the wind to help push fellow park runners to new personal bests.

Thank you to Leila Bye who helped organise the runners, and to all the LRR runners and LRR supporters who helped make the event a success.

The pacing runners were : Chris Meadows (19 mins), Martin Farr (20), James Parr (20), Neil Bye (21), Richard Dawes (22), James Crisp (23), Rachel Plant (23), Lee Phillips (24), Jason Bodmer (25), Aaron Smart (26), Karen Archbold (26), Paul Lyon (27), Chris Woodcock (27), Phil Ayres (28), Paul Mirgaux (28), Holly Harmer (29), Stuart Dewell (29), Marie Ayres (30), Liam Mullen (30), Damien Krawczyk (31), Harrison Page (32), Jo Pallant (33), Flo Ashdown (34), Elayne Hilton (34), Lee Roth (35), Darryl Ainslie (36), John Grice (37), Chelsea  Forwood (38).

LRR set the pace at Lowestoft Park Run's 6th Birthday

The strong wind and a heavy pre-run rain shower didn’t stop team LRR turning out in force to help pace Lowestoft Park Run on its 6th Birthday.

Sunday 12th December saw 24 club members participate in the inaugural Lowestoft Christmas 5 mile dash. 

The weather was kind, much warmer than it had been the days preceding the race, the sun ☀️ shone and the wind was kind too😊.

It was great to see so many club members participate, along with some amazing support and encouragement from club members spectating 😊.

First home for LRR , and the race winner 🏆 was Dylan Neeve in a time of 29:10 - Congratulations !!

Next home was James Parr  in 31:03, closely followed by Martin Farr in 31:54.  Rachel Plant was next in 35:39, a PB, her 3rd Gold club standard 🥇 and 1st in her age category - Congratulations !!
Katy Oldman was next to finish in 36:12 and 1st in her age category - Congratulations!!,  closely followed by Karen Archbold in 36:32.

Paul Banks was next to finish in 36:59, Jon Lincoln in 37:25, Luke Catchpole in 38:05, Rebecca Langford in 38:38, Philip Brand in 39:21, Jason Bodmer in 39:25, Kirsty Wheeler in 39:33, Lisa Riley in 39:37, Harrison Page in 39:56, Caroline Peek in 40:20, achieving her 3rd gold club standard, Suzy Grant in 46:30, Caroline Parnis in 46:52, Matthew Reynolds in 47:14, John Drinkwater in 47:23, Debbie Brown-Secret in 48:54, Regina Warford in 56:10, Darryl Ainslie  in 1:00:25 and Phillip Laurier in 1:06:20.

Well done to everyone 💙💛💙

Lowestoft 5 Mile Dash

Dylan Neeve takes top spot at Lowestoft 5 Mile Dash

Thirteen members of Lowestoft Road Runners participated in the London Marathon and Virtual London Marathon on the 3rd of October. 

Twelve members headed to the capital with some taking part in their first ever marathon, with Susan Perry completing the 26.2 miles locally in the Virtual London Marathon event.

Following a Summer of warm weather training, conditions were kind on the day with a cool start although a little breezy and a few downpours towards the end. Everyone completed the distance safely with some excellent times (see below). Well done to all.

Simon Cook - 3:01:26, Neil Bye - 3:06:44, Rebecca Langford 3:39:04, Karen Archbold 3:48:45, Richard Dawes 4:02:28, Shaun Lark 4:04:21, Amanda Smith 4:08:44, Susan Perry 4:27:05, Jo Bagshaw 4:27:42, Leila Bye 4:27:42, Jason Bodmer 4:35:59, Paul Mirgaux 4:42:25, Darryl Ainslie 6:54:45

Lowestoft Road Runners participate in the London Marathon and Virtual London Marathon

Thirteen members of Lowestoft Road Runners participated in the London Marathon and Virtual London Marathon

On Saturday the 23rd of October, Simon Cook travelled to London’s Olympic park to take part in the Lee Valley Velopark 10 mile race. The race consisted of 10x1 mile laps around the Olympic park, close to the  Velodrome. Simon completed the 10 laps in a brilliant 57:58 taking first place at the same time. Well Done Simon.

Simon Cook wins Lee Valley Velopark 10 miler

Simon Cook travelled to London’s Olympic park to take part in the Lee Valley Velopark 10 mile race.

Sunday 21st November saw James Clarke represent club at St Neots half marathon , a mildly undulating single lap course along country lanes.

James completed the course in 2 hours
7 minutes , a cracking 6 minute Personal

Great running James !  💙💛💙

St.Neots Half Marathon

PB for James Clarke at St.Neots

Sunday 5th December saw 23 club members travel to Woodbridge to take part in the 2nd Suffolk Cross Country event. 

The course is just over 4.6 miles , it was suitably muddy with plenty of puddles .  The weather was cold and wet so perfect XC conditions. 😊

The members who took part are :

Philip Brand, Neil Bye, Chris Meadows, Darryl Ainslie, Tom Galley, James Crisp, Philip Ayers, Harrison Page, Dylan Neeve, Mark Thompson, Jonathan Weavers, James Parr, John Jervis, Lee Phillips, Suzy Grant, Katy Oldman, Vicki Grice, Jo Pallant, Marie Ayers, Kirsty Wheeler, Nicole Goffin Was Batchelor, Rachel Plant  and Becky Langford.

A special mention goes to Marie Ayers who stopped to help a lady runner who had fallen and hurt herself. Marie walked with her to the next marshall point to enable her to seek medical help, then finished the course.    Thank you !  💙💛💙

Woodbridge Cross Country

Woodbridge Cross Country

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