Sabrina claims age group honours as Black Dogs tackle Wissey half marathon

Members of Bungay Black Dogs Running Club turned out in force to support Alice Kirk on her 200th par

Members of Bungay Black Dogs Running Club turned out in force to support Alice Kirk on her 200th parkrun at Gorleston. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

Twenty nine Bungay Black Dog Running Club members enjoyed a half marathon at Wissey on Sunday.

The undulating course and breezy conditions made it a challenge, so many congratulations go to Will Law (second claim Black Dog) who came second overall in one hour and 18 minutes, and to Sabrina Norton who won her age category in 1:47.

Bobbie Sauerzapf also had an amazing run as she was on a 52-mile walk the day before but still completed the half in 1:56.

The full Black Dog results were: 20 Jon Wiles 1:30:52, 43 Jesse Timberlake 1:37:44, 60 Richard Dye 1:43:56, 74 David Neeve 1:47:40, 75 Sabrina Norton 1:47:40, 84 Hugh Roberts 1:48:43 86 Simon Sparkes 1:49:04, 88 Mik Carr 1:49:24, 91 Bridget Shaw 1:50:45, 94 Stuart Govey 1:51:26, 107 Robin Ashe 1:54:18, 108 Bob Paul 1:54:20, 117,Bobbie,Sauerzapf 1:56:20, 120 Anna Gray 1:58:32, 121 Kevin Ellis 1:58:32, 122 Toby Craig 1:58:35, 137, Graham Sampson 2:01:47, 156 Christine Ashe 2:08:31, 163 Sarah Sparkes 2:11:12, 168 Jayne Capps-Jenner 2:12:38, 184 Laura Deal 2:18:50, 185 Ed Phillips 2:20:59, 192 Rachel Hirst 2:26:14, 193 Victoria Pullinger 2:26:16, 195 Steve Warman 2:27:27, 196 Alice Kirk 2:27:32, 202 Stacey Remblance 2:33:36, 203 Judith Sadler 2:33:53, 210 Tracey Haylock 2:36:53.

Meanwhile, five Black Dogs enjoyed perfect weather conditions to take part in Tri Anglia’s Autumn Waveney Triathlon.

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A pool-based sprint event, this triathlon is particularly popular with those new to the sport – it comprises a 400m swim, 19km bike ride and a 3.2km run.

Jo Cox – taking part in her first ever triathlon – put in a great performance to finish first in her 40-49 age category in a time of 1:05:56 and was placed fifth woman overall.

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The leading Black Dog finisher was Julian Davis, who just missed out getting under the hour mark with a time of 1:00:51.

Jackie Bell came out on top in the 50-59 age group in 1:07:58, finishing seventh woman overall, closely followed by Nikki Holland-Gladwish in 1:09:41 and placing 10th overall woman. Simon Smith completed in 1:06:58.

At Gorleston on Saturday, Alice Kirk was supported by a great turnout of 42 Black Dogs among a field of 382 parkrunners for her 200th parkrun event along the cliffs route amongst a field of 382 other competitors.

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