Day to remember for Bungay Black Dogs at London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 08:09 03 May 2019

Four of the Black Dogs who were in the capital for the London Marathon, from left, Sabrina Norton, Jo Lockhart, Emma Meiring and Anna Gray Picture: BBDRC

Four of the Black Dogs who were in the capital for the London Marathon, from left, Sabrina Norton, Jo Lockhart, Emma Meiring and Anna Gray Picture: BBDRC


Last weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon saw a record 21 Bungay Black Dog Running Club members finishing among the 40,000 competing, while dozens more travelled to cheer them on.

Emma Meiring, who ran to raise funds for Hospice UK and had to battle through the last seven miles with a knee injury, described the race as “an amazing experience; the camaraderie with fellow runners and the crowds was incredible”.

Jo Woodgate enjoyed “an amazing day” cheering on husband Martyn and “so many inspiring runners”.

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Sean Symonds was able to enter the race via the club's own ballot and offered “a massive thanks to Team Black Dog — your support really helped me to up my game.” Similarly, Jo Lockhart felt lifted by “familiar names and faces and hearing your name being called” while Sabrina Norton said, “the support crews were amazing”.

The full Black Dog London Marathon results (in alphabetical order) were: Lucy Chapman 5-27:13, Jo Cox 3-32:07 Laura Deal 5-27:36, Peter Edmunds 4-05:53, Robin Farrar 5-23:57, John Fensom 3-38:43, Anna Gray 3-54:57, Rachel Hirst 4-47:52, Tim Hirst 5-31:09, Jo Lockhart 3-52:00, Emma Meiring 4-38:14, Sabrina Norton 3-58:47, Mitzy O'Loughlin 5-31:34, Nick Roper 2-50:03, Simon Sparkes 3-54:09, David Sparshott 2-39:45, Matt Spencer 2-32:26, Sean Symonds 3-39:32, Harpreet Thandi 5-53:52, Martyn Woodgate 5-27:36, Stuart Young 4-36:44.

The first race in the 2019 Great Yarmouth Promenade five mile series attracted a bumper 48 Black Dogs. Jo Andrews, in 11th place overall was first lady home while Joseph Smith made the podium in third place. Justine Fawcett was second behind Jo Andrews in the F45-49 category, Maria Goodby was second F50-54, Jackie Bell third F55-59, Hazel Garrity second F60-64, Christine Muttitt first F70+, Terry Garrity second M65-69.

The full Black Dog results were: 3 Joseph Smith 28:01, 11 Jo Andrews 29:28, 33 Jon Wiles 31:32, 56 Tom Pullinger 32:39, 94 Chris Chorley 34:39, 99 Justine Fawcett 35:16, 129 Terry Garrity 36:34, 156 Simon Sparkes 37:48, 169 Maria Goodby 38:15, 173 Damian Ashcroft 38:19, 176 Tony Morley 38:25, 200 Amy Vallis 39:05, 201 Bruce Rayner 39:03, 230 Bob Paul 39:53, 244 Kevin Clark 40:25, 264 Nigel Gilham 40:56, 273 Sean Day 41:29, 274 Hazel Garrity 41:17, 292 Bobbie Sauerzapf 41:57, 313 Robin Ashe 42:46, 323 Katie Smith 43:04, 324 Michelle Lightfoot 43:02, 336 Alice Kirk 43:45, 355 Jackie Bell 44:43, 357 Hannah-Mae Taylor 44:33, 360 Hanna Dean 44:43, 376 Faye Ellis 45:18, 381 Christine Muttitt 45:33, 407 Andrew Kirk 45:55, 430 Rachel Hirst 46:38, 441 Ira Smith 47:04, 457 Philip Neave 48:05, 459 Rosemarie Ball 47:48, 488 Christine Ashe 48:53, 491 Louise Thompson 49:04, 504 Judith Masters 50:26, 543 Penny Pullinger 52:50, 547 Robin Farrar 53:22, 550 Rachel Allen 53:27, 568 Tim Hirst 55:15, 582 Graham Sampson 57:48, 589 Hayley Fisher 58:46, 590 Jayne Capps-Jenner 58:47, 592 Elizabeth Fox 59:23, 593 fudge Farrar 59:24, 597 Michael Ball 1-00:47, 604 Elizabeth Allen 1-02:29, 609 Tracey Haylock 1-03:28.

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