Bungay Black Dogs take on King’s Lynn course

The Grand East Anglian 10km run in King's Lynn on Sunday provided a flat course, which on a cool day contributed to some excellent performances by the Bungay Black Dog runners.

Kieran McMorran was 16th in a personal best of 34 mins 41 secs, and was the third fastest junior. Marcus Sladden, 48th, also produced a PB of 37.46 and was seventh junior, while 17 other Black Dogs took part among the 1,332 runners. • Black Dog finishers: Simon Asher was 105th (41.06), Richard Dye 229th (44.26), Nigel Gilham 351st (47.50), David Waterman 380th (48.31) and club captain Karen Gedge 543rd (50.56). Judy Potter was 625th (53.27), Tom Pullinger and Marcus Nichols finished together in 655th (52.58), Sarah Renforth was 816th (56.10), Louise Reed 828th (56.17), Robin Farrar 838th (56.45) and Joanne Taylor 865th (57.04). Jonathan Wiles and Lisa Rayner also finished together in 943rd (59.01) ahead of Rachael Williams 1,077th (61.58), Susannah Warman 1,096th (62.30) and Caroline Lester 1,162nd (65.33).

• The following day on Bank Holiday Monday, Philip Neave was the sole Black Dog at the Breckland 10km near Thetford. He was 191st of 293 runners in 53.05.

• On the Sunday, Ian Taylor completed the 27.2 mile Three Forts Challenge in Sussex over the muddy and slippery South Downs.

Determined to stay injury free to complete 100 marathons by 2013, Ian completed his 81st in 5:55 – 273rd of 293 finishers. Many dropped out due to the bad conditions or were injured during the torturous run.