Potter passes tough test

BUNGAY Black Dog Runner Sue Potter took part in the inaugural Outlaw Triathlon on August 8 at the National Water Sports Centre near Nottingham. A total of 740 competitors started the iron man distance event which was a 2.

BUNGAY Black Dog Runner Sue Potter took part in the inaugural Outlaw Triathlon on August 8 at the National Water Sports Centre near Nottingham.

A total of 740 competitors started the iron man distance event which was a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle ride and then a 26.2 mile run.

Sue was delighted to finish in 684th position in a time of 15 hours four minutes and 48 seconds. She had spent six months of intense training to complete the event.

Sue said: “I had a fantastic time! It was an amazing journey. I loved every single mile and savoured the privilege that being iron-fit is. To be healthy enough to swim, bike and run 140.6 miles in one day is something really special.

“I really appreciate the help and support that I received from my family, friends and fellow members of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club and Tri Anglia Triathlon Club, not only through the race, but through a challenging training programme.”

Sue has raised in the region of �1,450 for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children through this venture. You can still sponsor Sue through her Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Susan-Potter

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A week after, the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon took place on a mild Sunday morning on August 15 with a good turn out of 280 runners. The Bungay Black Dog Running Club had eight members competing.

John White continued his excellent form coming 13th in 1-23 followed by Chris Chorley, 48th (1-31), Jonathan Wiles, 73rd (1-37) and Richard Dye, 92nd (1-40). Bobbie Sauerzapf was the first Black Dog lady home in 128th (1-47) with Colin Whale 181st (1-56), Karen Gedge, 210th (2-03) and Bob Jack 271st (2-32).

John White and Bobbie Sauerzapf were both second in their categories, veteran 45 Mens and veteran 50 ladies respectively.