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Runners out in force at Wroxham 5K event as Gary Crush and Hattie Reynolds take overall honours

PUBLISHED: 11:53 16 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:20 16 May 2019

Gary Crush after winning race one of the Wroxham 5K series on Wednesday . Picture: Norwich Road Runners

Gary Crush after winning race one of the Wroxham 5K series on Wednesday . Picture: Norwich Road Runners

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City of Norwich Athletic Club’s Gary Crush took victory in race one of the Wroxham 5K series on Wednesday evening in 15:33.

Callum Bowen-Jones on the home straight at the Wroxham 5K event. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersCallum Bowen-Jones on the home straight at the Wroxham 5K event. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

Crush was just four seconds outside of his personal best as he held off the challenge of Ironman triathlete Joe Skipper, who came second in 15:44. Ipswich Jaffa's Rob Chenery was third in 15:47.

North Norfolk Harriers' Hattie Reynolds produced a blistering run to win the overall women's race in 17:50 - a new personal best for the youngster. Norwich Road Runners' Amy Beck, who won the Snetterton 5K and Mad March Hare 10K earlier this year, was second in 18:04 whilst Charlotte Neale (North Norfolk Beach Runners) was third in 18:19.

Joseph Smith (Bungay Black Dog RC) was first junior in 16:15 with Danny Adams (CoNAC) second in 16:29. William Browne (CoNAC) was third in 16:53.

Holly Bunn (CoNAC) won the junior female category in 19:16 with Amelia Webber (Beccles & Bungay Harriers) second in 19:30. Grace Buchanan (North Norfolk Harriers AC) was third in 19:57.

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

The event, organised by Norwich Road Runners, included a new faster finish, meaning runners no longer had to turn into the school at the last minute and made for some great sprinting on the night.

A total of 759 runners took part and many will be back for the second race in just under four weeks' time on Wednesday, June 12, in which only a few places remain (sign up here).

The third race is on Wednesday, July 3.

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

Results

Men

Overall

1. Gary Crush 00:15:33 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

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2. Joe Skipper 00:15:44

3. Robert Chenery 00:15:47 (Ipswich Jaffa)

MO

1. Matthew Jeffries 00:15:49 (Waveney Valley AC)

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

2. Callum Bowen-Jones 00:16:13 (Dereham Runners AC)

3. David Roy 00:16:38 (Wymondham AC)

M40-44

1. Neil Adams 00:16:17 (North Norfolk Beach Runners)

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2. Trevor Gannon 00:16:53 (Norwich Road Runners)

3. Glen Richardson 00:17:14 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

M45-49

1. Nicholas Bensley 00:17:02 (Ryston Runners AC)

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2. Lawrence Wade 00:17:06 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

3. Darren Easter 00:17:28 (Dereham Runners AC)

M50-54

1. Darren Honour 00:18:04 (Team Dunerunner)

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2. Mark Turner 00:18:41

3. Sean Thompson 00:18:43 (Wymondham AC)

M55-59

1. John Moore 00:17:17 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

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2. Peter Shackleton 00:18:44

3. Kevin Frazer 00:18:47 (Wymondham AC)

M60-64

1. Nigel Lambert 00:20:12 (Wymondham AC)

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2. Nicholas Eley 00:20:38 (Coltishall Jaguars)

3. John Baxter 00:20:45 (Bure Valley Harriers)

M65-69

1. Stephen Dady 00:20:48 (Wymondham AC)

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2. David Aldis 00:22:05 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

3. Michael Persich 00:23:34

M70+

1. Kevin Youngs 00:20:36 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

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2. John Bone 00:24:00 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners)

3. David Goodwin 00:25:20 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

MJ

1. Joseph Smith 00:16:15 (Bungay Black Dog RC)

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2. Danny Adams 00:16:29 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

3. William Browne 00:16:53 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

Women

Overall

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1. Hattie Reynolds 00:17:50 (North Norfolk Harriers AC)

2. Amy Beck 00:18:04 (Norwich Road Runners)

3. Charlotte Neale 00:18:19 (North Norfolk Beach Runners)

FO

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Juliette Watkinson 00:18:28 (Wymondham AC)

2. Jessica Behan 00:18:38 (Norwich Road Runners)

3. Anna Olivia Kirkham 00:19:15

F40-44

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Caroline Houghton 00:20:30 (Norwich Road Runners)

2. Louise Marsden 00:21:26 (Tri-Anglia Triathlon Club)

3. Nicola Hill 00:21:31 (Norwich Road Runners)

F45-49

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Penny Studley 00:20:57 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners)

2. Theresa Dooley 00:21:08 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

3. Rebecca Maun 00:21:46 (North Norfolk Beach Runners)

F50-54

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Elly Young 00:20:58 (Coltishall Jaguars)

2. Karyn Bray 00:21:32 (Bure Valley Harriers)

3. Louise Hurr 00:22:27 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

F55-59

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Rachel Robson 00:24:06 (North Norfolk Beach Runners)

2. Helen Hagon 00:24:45 (North Norfolk Beach Runners)

3. Jenny Mayne 00:25:53 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

F60-64

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Anne Ellen 00:22:14 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

2. Gail Hardingham 00:24:09 (Bure Valley Harriers)

3. Bobbie Sauerzapf 00:25:14 (Bungay Black Dog RC)

F65-69

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Anne Graveling 00:24:50

2. Jane King 00:26:01

3. Heather Hollister 00:26:21

F70+

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Cindy Burgess 00:27:26 (Wymondham AC)

2. Eva Osborne 00:28:40 (Wymondham AC)

3. Jennifer Burfoot 00:29:13 (Norfolk Gazelles AC)

FJ

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

1. Holly Bunn 00:19:16 (City of Norwich Athletics Club)

2. Amelia Webber 00:19:30 (Beccles & Bungay Harriers)

3. Grace Buchanan 00:19:57 (North Norfolk Harriers AC)

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

Clubs

Male U40

Ryston Runners AC 1 (00:50:43)

00:16:42 Rob Simmonds

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00:16:46 Daniel Guppy

00:17:14 Ben Keeley

Wymondham AC 1 (00:51:04)

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00:16:38 David Roy

00:16:43 Kirk Bagge

00:17:42 Sam Barker

Action from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road RunnersAction from the Wroxham 5K race on Wednesday night. Picture: Norwich Road Runners

City of Norwich Athletics Club 1 (00:52:16)

00:17:08 Stephen Balfe

00:17:10 Marcus Sladden

00:17:58 Kieron Mcfarlane

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Coltishall Jaguars 1 (00:53:36)

00:17:15 Andrew Mulligan

00:18:02 Daniel Smith

00:18:17 Jack Stuttle

Male O40

City of Norwich Athletics Club 1 (00:49:58)

00:15:33 Gary Crush

00:17:07 Lawrence Wade

00:17:17 Glen Richardson

Norwich Road Runners 1 (00:52:32)

00:16:54 Trevor Gannon

00:17:45 Marc Evans

00:17:53 Mat Porter

North Norfolk Beach Runners 1 (00:53:21)

00:16:17 Neil Adams

00:18:23 John Fagan

00:18:40 Darren Armstrong

Norfolk Gazelles AC 1 (00:53:57)

00:17:18 John Moore

00:17:46 James Fowler

00:18:51 Phil Whiting

Female U40

Norwich Road Runners 1 (00:59:46)

00:18:08 Amy Beck

00:18:45 Jessica Behan

00:22:52 Abigail Ottolangui

Wymondham AC 1 (01:00:17)

00:18:32 Juliette Watkinson

00:20:06 Lucy Tyler

00:21:38 Claire Cork

Norfolk Gazelles AC 1 (01:02:17)

00:19:42 Rowena Leary

00:20:57 Helen Terry

00:21:37 Laura Smitherman

Bure Valley Harriers 1 (01:02:50)

00:19:22 Autumn Hales

00:20:05 Amy Balaam

00:23:22 Sarah Bird

Female O40

Norwich Road Runners 1 (01:05:19)

00:20:45 Caroline Houghton

00:21:42 Nicola Hill

00:22:51 Kelly Parry

Norfolk Gazelles AC 1 (01:06:37)

00:21:19 Theresa Dooley

00:22:34 Anne Ellen

00:22:43 Louise Hurr

Coltishall Jaguars 1 (01:08:54)

00:21:14 Elly Young

00:23:13 Sonja White

00:24:26 Ruth Gainsford

North Norfolk Beach Runners 1 (01:10:24)

00:22:02 Rebecca Maun

00:24:03 Liz Harris

00:24:19 Jane Steed

Juniors

North Norfolk Harriers AC 1 (00:58:22)

00:17:50 Hattie Reynolds

00:20:00 Grace Buchanan

00:20:32 Abbi McCallum

City of Norwich Athletics Club 1 (01:02:37)

00:19:20 Holly Bunn

00:21:14 Millie Adams

00:22:02 Evie Hood

North Norfolk Harriers AC 2 (01:06:14)

00:21:21 Sophie McKee

00:21:40 Esme Jonas

00:23:13 Molly Philo

Norwich Road Runners 1 (01:14:14)

00:22:05 Hannah Colby

00:25:28 Sophie Broomfield

00:26:40 Kyra Cornish

City of Norwich Athletics Club 1 (00:50:26)

00:16:30 Danny Adams

00:16:53 William Browne

00:17:02 Zak Houghton

North Norfolk Harriers AC 1 (00:52:51)

00:17:13 Billy Life

00:17:47 Brad Keay

00:17:50 Joshua Keeble

City of Norwich Athletics Club 2 (00:53:20)

00:17:15 Jeya Kandola

00:17:44 Toby Nelson

00:18:20 Samuel Yellop

North Norfolk Harriers AC 2 (00:57:07)

00:18:48 Oliver Carpenter

00:18:49 Rudy Haywood

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