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It's a busy Dogs' life

PUBLISHED: 11:10 06 June 2008 | UPDATED: 07:27 01 August 2010

The past two weeks have been busy for Bungay Black Dog runners, with a variety of distance races being held.

Bank Holiday Monday saw Robbie James competing in the Brandon Half-Marathon and, despite the strong wind and rain, Robbie finished in a very good time of 1hr 41mins in 71st place from 229 runners.

The past two weeks have been busy for Bungay Black Dog runners, with a variety of distance races being held.

Bank Holiday Monday saw Robbie James competing in the Brandon Half-Marathon and, despite the strong wind and rain, Robbie finished in a very good time of 1hr 41mins in 71st place from 229 runners.

Karen Gedge took part in the inaugural BUPA London 10k race. The course had Buckingham Palace as the backdrop for the start and finish. With over 6,000 runners battling in atrocious conditions Karen was pleased to finish in 52:45mins in 1,916th position.

On Wednesday evening Bungay runners had a more local run, taking part in the 1st of the Wroxham 5k series. Among the 266 finishers Chris Chorley was first back for Bungay in a time of 19:57mins in 53rd place with Robbie James and Robin Wilson in close contention in 20:26 (64th) and 20:30 (69th) respectively. Bruce Rayner ran well to finish in 21:10 (90th) with junior runner Matthew James just behind Robin in 21:55 (103rd). Next was Bobbie Sauerzapf in 24:12mins (154th), then David Potter in 27:36 (218th), with mother and daughter Karen and Hannah Waters both getting pbs and Hannah second junior female. Their times were 30:45mins (245th) and 31:02 (247th), well done!

On Friday three Bungay runners competed in the Ipswich Jaffa five-mile race with Chris Chorley again first Black Dog finishing in 33:36 in 70th place with Bobbie Sauerzapf next in 41:30 in 224th place. David Potter finished in 49:57 in 329th with Andy Prime, running his first race in over a year, in 57:26 in 345th place.

Sunday morning was an early start for seven Black Dogs and families competed in the Woodhall Spa 10k. Star of the run was John White who, in a competitive field of nearly 1,000 runners, finished in 35:51 (pb) in 13th place and won the prize for first Male V45, a just reward for all his hard training sessions!

Next for Bungay was Ian Taylor in 38:02, another pb and 38th overall. Chris Chorley, running his third race in five days, finished in 75th place in a time of 40:08 with Richard Dye next in 118th in 42:18.

Craig Anderson, in his first race since the Bungay Marathon, was pleased with 45:05 in 223rd place. Bobbie Sauerzapf, also running for the third time in five days, recorded 51:31 (455th) with Sally Nicholls finishing in 53:47 in 540th place.

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