March AC’s Suzanne Orr completes Half Sunrise ultra marathon with her dog Peppa on Norfolk coastal path from Cley to Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth
By Tracey Dickerson
March AC’s Suzanne Orr (below) thrives on running challenges, having completed countless marathons and ultra marathons in her career.
This weekend she took on the Half Sunrise ultra marathon with her dog Peppa.
The race follows the route of the Norfolk Coastal Path from Cley-next-the-Sea to Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth and involves running through the night, starting at 10pm and finishing the following morning after 45 miles.
While Suzanne has run a number of ultras this was Peppa’s first experience of running this distance and they finished the race in just over 14 hours, both looking remarkably fresh at the finish. The pair encountered seals along the route, which involved negotiating sand dunes in wet and windy conditions.
Local GP and March AC runner Wendy Harrison (above) took part in the Milton Keynes Winter half marathon and clocked up an impressive personal best of 2:00:00 dead, finishing 236th female out of of 947 women on a hilly course that always provides a challenge for fen runners used to flat terrain.