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Dogged efforts by hardy runners

PUBLISHED: 12:41 05 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:23 01 August 2010

Last Sunday's atrocious wet weather and gale-force winds did not deter 11 Bungay Black Dog Runners from competing in the Reedham 10-miler.

The race was won by Paul Higham of the Norwich Road Runners in just under an hour.

Last Sunday's atrocious wet weather and gale-force winds did not deter 11 Bungay Black Dog Runners from competing in the Reedham 10-miler.

The race was won by Paul Higham of the Norwich Road Runners in just under an hour.

First home for the Black Dogs was Jonathan Wiles in an excellent 31st position (1hr 11min). Chris Chorley (36th) and Richard Dye (39th) followed soon after.

Tom Pulinger was 49th (1hr 14mins) and Nigel Gilham 82nd (1hr 19mins).

Bobbie Sauerzapf, currently beating all her personal best times, was 90th (1hr 21mins) and came first in her age group.

Other Black Dog finishers: David Waterman 93rd (1hr 22mins), Neil Thomas 105th (1hr 24mins), Phillip Neave 167th (1hr 37mins), Jacques Groen 168th (1hr 38mins) and Gillian Petts-Hannant 172nd (1hr 39mins).

A total of 194 very wet runners took part and a special mention should be made of all the marshals who braved the conditions.

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