Matt Pyatt from Walpole St Andrew holds the Duncan Gooderson Memorial Trophy for finishing as the first local runner in the Grand East Anglian 10K Run (GEAR) at King’s Lynn on Sunday.
He finished 25th overall in a time of 34:04 which was 2 minutes and 39 seconds quicker than when he last ran the race in 2012.
He described receiving the award as a “great honour”.
Every Fenland Running Club runner finished under the magical one hour. In the largest field ever assembled for GEAR, 1,741 runners completed the region’s premier 10K race.
First home was Andrew Plume in 85th place, breaking his PB by over a minute.
Full placings: Andrew Plume 85th 36:56 (PB); Martin Jennings 86th 37:03 (PB); Dean Clark 281st 42:58 (PB); Rod Sinnott 297th 43:14; Colin Ferguson 321st 43:32; Sarah Gauvin 350th 44:20; David Brammer 372nd 44:42; Clive Harrod 407th 45:24; Ian Milburn 424th 45:47; Richard Agger 465th 46:28; Alan Bird 469th 46.37; Sarah Cooper 500th 46:59; Richard Hammond 554th 47:53; Nicky Jennings 635th 49:11 (PB); Paulina Zub 642nd 49:21; Hilary Allen 661st 50:06; Keith White 729th 51:03; Marc Martin 894th 54:00 (PB); Brian Kett 929th 54.08 Tracy Veenendaal 1098th 56:47 (PB); Sharon Bird 1103rd 56.48 (PB); Julie Garner 1142nd 57:24 (PB); Noel Meehan 1292nd 59:41.
March AC had 14 members complete the 10k. Jevan Robertson was first home in 107th place overall. First lady home was Melissa Neal, 121st overall.
Times: Jevan Robertson 37.36, 107th, Melissa Neal 38.13, 121st, Mick Stacey 39.29, 157th, Melanie Staley, 39.54, 179th, Wayne Stimson, 41.28, 220th, Justin Elvidge, 45.38, 435th, Nick Okerika, 46.47, 488th, Brian Harding, 46.33, 497th, Sarah Gove, 48.54, 613th, Lorna Okerika, 54.47, 971st, Pat Norris, 57.53, 1,199th, Lavinia Seward, 1.00.02, 1,317th, Sue Ward, 1.05.37, 1,515th, Pete Jackman, 1.42.23, 1,741st.
lBecky Cousins competing for second claim club West Norfolk had a fine performance at the EAL in Norwich. She made victory in the 800m, having not ran this distance for a few years. She then took second place in the 1500m although it was difficult to prepare due to previous races being late.