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W/E 07.10.23 - Marriot's Way 10k, Cowman Duathlon & a Bunch of Half(s)

First up this week we look at the South Norfolk and Broadland District Council organised event from Marriott's Way – the 10k event starting in Aylsham takes the runners along the beautiful trail path before finishing in Reepham. We had 13 runners taking part and our first WACer home was Jacob Kenworthy in a time of 37:17 – finishing 3rd place overall and the 1st Senior male home. First WAC female home was Cassie Barker in a time of 52:50. Our two other placing runners were Kevin Wright 2nd M45-49 (38:53) & Amanda Gray 3rd F65-69 (69:48).
Next up we had 5 members running in three seperate half marathon events over the weekend – firstly to inner London, Robbie Starling (1:40:00) & Sara Shorten (2:19:33) took on the Royal Parks Half Marathon that encompasses a route through St James’ Park, The Green Park, Hyde Park before finishing in Kensington Gardens. Next up was Rob Stratton who was in west London taking on the ‘Lord of the runs’ half marathon along the River Thames – fans of a certain fantasy franchise will be happy with this medal! The last half marathon is slightly closer to home where Sue Stirling (2:08) & Tracy Stevens (2:17) completed the High Lodge Half marathon by Raw Trails Events at High Lodge, Thetford Forest - Forestry England – Well done to you all!
We had two members, Steve Dixon & Kevin Frazer; take on the Cowman Duathlon- Age Group Qualifier form Emberton Country Park, North of Milton Keynes, which was acting as the qualifying event for the Duathlon World Championship event in Townsville Australia . The Duathlon comprises of a 10k run first up followed by a 40k bike ride before a 5k run to finish – unfortunately Steve had to pull out prior to the last run segment with an injury however Kevin was able to finish in a time of 2:19:43 to finish 39th overall and 2nd M60, which meant he could qualify for the World Championships – however he respectively declined as the travel would have eaten in too much to his Eggs on Toast (EoT) blogging!

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