Around and About

Bobbie’s event catch up 
Bobbie Sauerzapf reports:
I Can Run Ipswich 5km, 9th April. First of a series of 4 races in Christchurch Park, ipswich. A testing 2 lapper that is beginner-friendly. 13 Chris 22.06, 44 Bobbie 27.32
Sudbury Fun Run 5 mile. Good Friday. Friendly trot round the town and out to Great Cornard and back.Chris 35.11 gun/35.02 chip, Rob Hall 37.37/37.34, Bobbie 46.04/45.32
Fakenham Town 5km race. Easter Sunday. Fast and furious five laps round the town centre. Good fun and the chance for a fast time.59 Chris 21.25, 113 David Smith 24.35, 145 Bobbie 26.24, 148 Kate Smith 26.44
Breckland Half Marathon. Sunday 28th April. Completely the opposite of London. Trail run following the Little Ouse path from Thetford British Trust for Ornithology to St. Helens and back. Richard Crossland 1.47, Bobbie & Chris 2.08.
Newmarket Joggers Heath run. A really testing 6km canter on the horse gallops on Newmarket Heath. Testing because the first half is uphill on sandy tracks which raise a cloud of dust even after rain. Not many races get you running past a palace!  41 Chris 23.37 (1st M55 and won a pack of sausages), 114 Bobbie 28.27, 155 finishers.

Andy Kirk’s 50th and VMLM photocall
Tim Hirst reports:
Two celebrations were held at Gorleston parkrun yesterday (Saturday) with a BBDRC connection; firstly Andy Kirk’s 50th parkrun and afterwards we were treated to some oh so tasty cakes.

Secondly there was a photo session of those Gorleston parkrunners who last week competed in the London Marathon; in many cases their running interest started at Gorleston and within a year or two they’d run the world’s most popular marathon….well done all and especially those pictured from the BBDRC.

GEAR 10k
Rosie Matthewson reports:
Phil, myself and two other Black Dogs were at Kings Lynn today (Sunday). It was a good run (and walk for me), brilliant goody bag with lots of snacks, T-shirt and medal. My first run since being injured at the end of March.

Heritage Coastal Half and Marathon
Alice Kirk reports:
It was a chilly start, but 6 Black Dogs made their way to Thorpeness to complete in the 37th annual event today (Sunday). Jane Pattison ran the half distance and got a PB (2.18 ish) while Judith Sadler picked the more gentle walking option with her friend. Lucie Morran and Hilary Ball did their first marathon in 5.50 ish and myself and Jules Rickards treated it as our last long training run before Angles Way, completing it in 5.14. The route for the half was 90% trail and the marathon 75% trail with the rest of the miles being sand, shingle, mud, heathland, paths – the most glorious setting and scenery to keep us happy. We all enjoyed it, and I know for sure I will sleep well tonight.