Black Dogs glory in mud
AFTER the torrential rain on Saturday, the Waveney AC organised Fritton Lake Cross Country on Sunday was run in very muddy conditions - and there were a few shoes lost in the mud! Among the 147 runners was an excellent turnout of 22 Bungay Black Dogs and, again, the ladies performed magnificently to finish fourth overall in the A series.
AFTER the torrential rain on Saturday, the Waveney AC organised Fritton Lake Cross Country on Sunday was run in very muddy conditions - and there were a few shoes lost in the mud!
Among the 147 runners was an excellent turnout of 22 Bungay Black Dogs and, again, the ladies performed magnificently to finish fourth overall in the A series.
Lynn Emmett was again first in her age group and her mum, Judy Potter, returned to form to also finish first in hers. New club member, Nikki Watson, had an excellent run to finish second in the very competitive FV35 category.
The results for the Black Dogs in the senior race were: 32 Chris Chorley 40:15, 35 Lynn Emmett 40:30 1st FV40, 39 Robbie James 40:48, 41 Terry Mulcahy 41:10 1st MV60, 56 Tim Morton 42:16, 61 John Wharton 42:50, 65 Richard Dye 43:26, 81 Roland Shaw 45:35, 84 Nikki Watson 45:50 2nd FV35, 85 David Punt 45:53, 92 Bobbie Sauerzapf 46:58, 102 Vicki Wright 49:16 3rd FV35, 104 Colin Whale 49:37, 106 Neil Thomas 49:44, 111 Ali Morton 50:22, 113 Christine Muttitt 50:47 2nd FV55, 119 Carol Maycock 52:24 4th FV50, 133 Judy Potter 56:31 1st FV60, 137 David Potter 60:00, 140 Karen Waters 62:37, 141 Bruce Rayner 62:37, 143 Katy James 66:30 2nd FV60; 147 finishers.
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The team scores after two legs are: Overall A team 9th, B team 21st of 24, Men's A team 10th, B team 21st of 24, Ladies' A team 4th, B team 11th, C team 16th of 23.
In the junior race Sammy James was 56th in a time of 21:21 (really great run for probably one of the youngest in the field).
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The previous Sunday eight Black Dogs took part in the Yarmouth 10k.
The field of over 400 runners included some top quality runners with a Birchfield Harrier winning the race in 30:43.
First to finish for Bungay was Robin Wilson in 77th in a time of 43:39 with Bruce Rayner just behind in 85th in 44:27. Neil Thomas was next in 144th in 48:28 followed in by Bob Paul in 189th in 50:37. Karen Gedge, returning to fitness after injury, finished in 209th in 51:47 with Robin Farrar in 238th (53:14) and then Philip Neave in 244th (53:35).
Recent new member Gillian Petts-Hannant was pleased to break the one hour mark to finish in 59:52 in 312th with Bob Jack just behind in 320th in 60:17.