Jordan wins first series race

The first Black Dog Summer Series 10k race took place at Broome on Wednesday June 3 with Tamara Jordan from Stowmarket Striders finishing first in 36:48.

The first Black Dog Summer Series 10k race took place at Broome last week with Tamara Jordan (Stowmarket Striders) finishing first in 36:48.

Black Dog Ian Taylor was exactly a minute behind in second place.

Robbie James finished in sixth in 39:35 with Chris Chorley in 10th place with a time of 41:45.

Carol Maycock was first Black Dog lady to finish in 32nd place in a time of 48:16 and also won the FV45 prize.

Christine Muttitt also won the FV55 prize in a time of 50:04 in 44th place.

Other Black Dog times were D Spashett 44;55, Tom Pullinger 45:39, Roland Shaw 45;59, Gavin Cole 46:20, Neil Thomas 48:42,Bobbie Sauerzapf 50:03,Bob Paul 51:40,Karen Gedge 51:56, Robin Farrar 54:20, Patricia Hagan 54:29, Jemma Neesham 56:09, Sally Nicholls 56:36, Paul Seary 58:43,Bob Jack 63:11, Katy James 66:24.

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The next race in the series takes place on July 1 from Broome Village Hall at 7.30pm.

On Friday, Chris Chorley and Bobbie Sauerzapf competed in the Kirton five-mile race alongside 413 runners. Chris had a very good run to finish in 32:47 in 73rd with Bobbie finishing in 40:33 in 287th place.

On the same evening Robin Farrar and Philip Neave took part in the Guy Fawkes 10k held at Easton College with Philip finishing the race in 52 minutes with Robin timed at 61:30.

Not a bad run considering he ran Wednesday night's 10k and at Thursday night's training!

On Sunday the club booked the UEA running track to run a series of races with 12 runners taking part in timed events consisting of 100m, 400m,1500m, 1 mile, 5,000m and 10,000m.

Keiron McMorran took first place in the 100m with Robbie James winning the 400m, one mile and 5,000m races. Ian Taylor completed a gruelling 25 laps to win the 10,000m in 40:33.

There was a great turnout of Black Dogs for the first Wroxham 5km race, running a picturesque route through tree-lined lanes.

In 54th place was Chris Chorley in 19:59 followed by Bruce Rayner in 79th in a personal best of 20:52 with Robin Wilson in close contention in 93rd with a time 21:28.

Next in 151st was Bobbie Sauerzapf in 24:18 with Philip Neave in 177th in 25:34 and Karen Waters finishing in 199th in 28:02 out of 237 finishers.

Two days later Chris Chorley and Bobbie Sauerzapf ran in the Ipswich Jaffa Friday five mile.

In a record turnout of 386 runners Chris finished in 72nd place in a time of 33.46 with Bobbie in 271st place, recording 41.56.

On Bank Holiday Monday, Bungay Black Dog Bob Jack ran the Brandon Forest half-marathon finishing in 255th place in a time of 2hrs 55.08.

This was quite a good result considering he ran the Canterbury half-marathon the day before.

The final race of the Great Yarmouth five-mile series saw a good turnout of 12 Black Dogs amongst the 169 finishers. Robbie James sped around the course in a new pb time of 31.12 to finish in 24th place with Chris Chorley next in 47th in 33.43.

Next was Bruce Rayner in 35.42 (68th) with Nigel Gilham just behind in 36.36 (77th) with David Punt snapping at his heels finishing in 36.50 (80th).

Neil Thomas finished in 38:52 (103rd), then Bobbie Sauerzapf 40:25 (112th), Philip Neave 40.55 (114th), Karen Gedge 41.02 (115th), Bob Paul 41.03 (116th), Robin Farrar 43.20 (138th) and Karen Waters 46.21 (154th).

Five Black Dogs competed in the Dereham 10-mile race alongside 267 other runners. Bobbie reports that this is a lovely run through quiet lanes with a great atmosphere and very friendly marshals.

Results: 56th Chris Chorley 69:37, 94th Richard Dye 73:28 (returning to form),169th Bobbie Sauerzapf 81:14, 199 Karen Gedge 85.57 (five minutes faster than last year) and 215th Philip Neave 88:43.