Athletes stride out in handicap race

THE Bungay Black Dog Running Club held its annual Club 10km Handicap event in Broome on Sunday. There was a staggered start with the idea that everyone should finish together.

THE Bungay Black Dog Running Club held its annual Club 10km Handicap event in Broome on Sunday.

There was a staggered start with the idea that everyone should finish together.

Katy James, the oldest runner, started first and managed to beat her son, Robbie James by four seconds and finished first in an overall time of 1-16 (race time 1-06). Robbie, with the fastest PB, had started over 25 minutes after his mother (41:45). Tom Pullinger was third in 1-17 (45:33).

Of the novices, Kerion McMorran, an outstanding junior runner, was first in 1-12 (41:54), John White, back from injury, second in 1-13 (42:56) and John Wiles third, in 1-16 (44:34).


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Other times: Paul Seary 1-17 (58:15), Nigel Gilham 1-17 (48:07), Neil Thomas 1-17 (49:50), David Gilbert (Novice) 1-18 (50:05), John Wharton 1-18 (46:46), Bob Paul 1-19 (53:58), Karen Gedge 1-19 (54:37), Roland Shaw 1-20 (48:46) and Bob Jack 1-30 (1-13).

On the same day, Chris Chorley and Bobbie Sauerzapf participated in the hilly Dartford 10 road race.

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This race is the Kent County Championships and so attracts a large and very competitive field. Of the 920 participants, Chris was 169th in 1-11 and Bobbie was 505th in 1-24.

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