October Race Report

October proved to be a month of marathon achievements for members of Lowestoft Road Runners.

On the 15th two members travelled out of the region, both for Marathon firsts. Vanessa May travelled to Amsterdam for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon for her very first marathon. She ran a very consistent race, with her split times for the first and second half being almost identical. She finished in 5730th place of 11,442 finishers with a time of 4:01:02.

On the same day Matthew Reynolds was running at the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon.  He finished in 1547th place of 5217 with a time of 4:03:44.

Taking to the trails, also completing her first marathon Amanda Smith finished the Endurance Life Suffolk Coastal Marathon around Dunwich Heath and surrounding areas finishing in 41st of 87 finishers in 4:45:56.

The following weekend, 22nd October, saw Susan Perry finishing Chelmsford marathon in a blistering 3:44:00; 160th place of 572.

October 28th saw Gary McDonald taking on Snowdonia Marathon for the third time and tackled typically Welsh hills and weather beating his previous best time on this race by 3:59 with 4:05:40 in 622nd position of 2216 finishers.

Continuing with the achievements Chris Haylock lead the club home at the Holt 10k in 10th position overall, winning his age group and getting a new personal best time of 37:19. Matthew Reynolds was next home for the Road Runners in 74th place with a time of 44:06 with John Drinkwater completing the club field finishing in a strong 56:01, 239th place of 361 finishers.

  Left to Right Vanessa May, Chris Haylock, Gary McDonald, Matthew Reynolds, Amanda Smith, Susan Perry.

Left to Right Vanessa May, Chris Haylock, Gary McDonald, Matthew Reynolds, Amanda Smith, Susan Perry.