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Runners' dogged efforts

PUBLISHED: 12:06 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:48 01 August 2010

THE first Bungay Black Dog Summer Series 10km event took place in Broome on a balmy evening.

Robert Chenery, of the Ipswich Jaffa Club, was first home of the 96th finishers in an impressive time of 35 minutes and 39 seconds.

THE first Bungay Black Dog Summer Series 10km event took place in Broome on a balmy evening.

Robert Chenery, of the Ipswich Jaffa Club, was first home of the 96th finishers in an impressive time of 35 minutes and 39 seconds.

Ian Taylor was the first of 16 Black Dog Runners to finish in an excellent sixth position (38:51).

Chris Chorley and Robbie James battled it out between themselves to finish in 23rd (42:07) and 24th (42:11) respectively.

Joe Hornsey, was a minute behind them in 29th position (43:13).

Club captain John Wharton was 41st (45:12) ahead of the first Black Dog female Helen Hornsey, 49th (46:47) and fourth woman overall.

Neil Thomas was 57th (49:29) leading in a brace of Black Dog Runners who were Colin Whale, 61st (50:20), Bobbie Sauerzapf, 62nd (51:04), Gavin Cole, 65th (51:57), Christine Muttitt, 67th and first in her age group FV55 (52:22), followed by Sue Lowther, 70th (53:32).

Robin Farrar just pipped the hour mark in 82nd (59:18) in front of Rob Donovan returning after injury, 87th (65:31), Bob Jack 90th, (67:22) and Katy James, 92nd (67:29).

On Sunday, Bungay Black Dog Running Club organised a minibus taking 13 Black Dogs to compete in the popular Woodhall Spa 10k in Lincolnshire with 995 runners.

On a damp and humid day, John White pipped Ian Taylor at the finish by one second, with a time of 38:47 (38th) being fourth in his age group of M45.

Ian was 39th in 38:48 and fifth in the same age group.

Robbie James was disappointed with 42:19 (101st) due to a recurring hamstring strain. Adam Craske, one of the newer members, managed 42:46 (116th) followed a minute later by Richard Dye in 43:47 (140th).

John Wharton was close behind in 44:35 (165th), Nigel Gilham was next in 46:29 (240th) and 30 seconds later David Gilbert finished in 46:59 (261st).

Junior runner Marcus Sladden, in only his second 10k race, managed 50:24 (414th).

The sole Black Dog female Sally Nicholls had a good race in 55:06 (602nd) and Robin Farrar improved on his recent times with 57:21 (693rd).

Jacques Groen and April Groen ran the course together in April's first race, they finished in 67:38 (937th).

In the three-mile fun run Kieran McMorran had a fantastic race, to finish second out of a large field in a time of 16:30.

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