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Potter pleased with triathlon

PUBLISHED: 11:26 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 07:34 01 August 2010

BUNGAY Black Dog Running club member, Sue Potter, took part in the Gatorade Big Half Triathlon at Trentham in Staffordshire on July 27.

The middle-distance race was set against the backdrop of the Trentham Estate, commencing at 7am with a 1.

BUNGAY Black Dog Running club member, Sue Potter, took part in the Gatorade Big Half Triathlon at Trentham in Staffordshire on July 27.

The middle-distance race was set against the backdrop of the Trentham Estate, commencing at 7am with a 1.2 mile swim in the ornamental lake followed by an undulating 56-mile cycle ride.

The triathletes then returned for a 13.1 mile run in the scenic Italian Gardens. Sue was pleased to complete the course, her first attempt at this distance, in a time of 6 hr 50 min and 42 sec, finishing 158th overall out of 175 competitors.

The following Wednesday evening Bungay Black Dog Running Club organised the final Summer Series 10k. On a very warm and sultry evening there was a good field of 75 runners and Carl Prewer, from Lowestoft Road Runners, won the race in 34:27.

Black Dog John White finished in fifth overall and second V40 in 37:42 with Ian Taylor and Robin Sawyer finishing in 11th (39:49) and 12th (40:16) respectively to take the men's team award.

Other Black Dog results were: 21st (42:52) Robert James, 37th (47:34) Andrew M Smith, 40th (48:30) Neil Thomas, 44th (49:45) Nigel Gilham, 46th (50:01) Bobbie Sauerzapf, 54th (51:43) Colin Whale, 55th (52:04) Robin Farrar, 57th (52:18) Carol Maycock, 59th (52:24) Karen Gedge, 61st (53:08) Christine Muttitt, 66th (55:43) Patricia Hagan, 69th (57:28) Judy Potter, 70th (58:31) Sally Nicholls, 73rd (67:02) Gill Petts-Hannant.

For Bungay, Christine Muttitt also won the FV55 award. This is Christine's first trophy and is well deserved for the improvement she has made over the last 12 months.

The series prizes for the best male and female aggregate times for all three races were awarded to Richard Moore from Waveney Valley AC (1-47:38) and Carol Maycock from Bungay Black Dog Running Club (2-29:57).

Prizes were awarded to Black Dog runners for the fastest two races and as Carol Maycock won the overall Female trophy the next best was Hazel Garrity who was awarded Female Open with the other female awards as follows: FV35 winner was Karen Gedge, FV45 Bobbie Sauerzapf, FV55 Christine Muttitt.

The Male Open trophy was awarded to John White, Ian Taylor received the MV40, John Wharton MV50 and Robin Farrar the MV60 trophy.

The running club wishes to thank all three race directors and all the marshals, timekeepers and refreshment helpers who have given their time to ensure that the series ran smoothly and maintain the friendly atmosphere for which Bungay is renowned.

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