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PUBLISHED: 11:42 15 May 2009 | UPDATED: 08:12 01 August 2010

ELEVEN Bungay Black Dogs took part in the second of the Yarmouth five-mile evening races.

As this race was a Grand Prix event, there was a good turnout of 180 runners, and Jim Cooper was first Black Dog to finish in a time of 34:51 in 64th place.

ELEVEN Bungay Black Dogs took part in the second of the Yarmouth five-mile evening races.

As this race was a Grand Prix event, there was a good turnout of 180 runners, and Jim Cooper was first Black Dog to finish in a time of 34:51 in 64th place. This was a good effort, as he has been injured since running the Bungay Marathon and this was his first race since then.

Chris Chorley, just pipped by Cooper, finished in 73rd place in 35:07, again an excellent run, as Chris and Bobbie had completed a non-stop 100-mile walk over the weekend.

Next in was Nigel Gilham, who improved his time by 26 seconds from the first race, finishing 95th in a time of 36:43. Neil Thomas finished in 128th place in 39:44mins, with Bob Paul just behind him in 40:37 in 131st place, followed by Bobbie Sauerzapf 13 seconds behind in 132nd place.

Philip Neave finished in 137th place in 41:24, with Karen Gedge, returning to form, finishing in 41:53 in 141st. Robin Farrar, struggling with a niggling injury, completed the race in 44:29 in 157th place, with Karen Waters and Bruce Rayner finishing together in 47:21mins in 160th and 161st places.

Eight Black Dogs took part in the recent Waveney Valley Triathlon with Lynn Emmett (1-00:39) finishing second in her age group, followed by Carol Maycock (1-07:43), who finished first in her group, as did Ali Morton, who completed the race in 1-08:35.

Sue Potter (1-21:29) finished second in her group. Robbie James finished sixth in the male age groups in a time of 1-00:20, with Darrell Oldman finishing in 1-04:08, followed by David Lines (1-15:11) and Bob Jack (1-15:25).

At the recent Breckland 10k, Robbie James was again first Black Dog to finish in 38:50 (PB) in 22nd place, knocking over one minute off his previous best time. Sally Nicholls (52:130 finished in 201st place, with Philip Neave (53:05) next in 216th place. Bob Jack (59:25) finished 286th, with Katy James completing the race in 64:40 in 312th place.

Last Sunday, in very hot conditions, three Black Dogs took part in the Halstead Marathon, running through picturesque, undulating country lanes in North Essex.

Chris Chorley had a very good race and finished in an excellent time of 3-21:22 in 45th place overall and second in the MV45 age group. Bobbie Sauerzapf (4-05:22) was 230th overall and third VF50.

Bob Jack, suffering from a knee injury at 18 miles, managed to hobble for the last eight miles to finish in 463rd place in 6-20:28.


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