GEAR 10K – Sunday 1 May 2016

It was a sunny day and great conditions in Kings Lynn for this years GEAR 10k race in which there were a total of 2092 runners taking part

The course starts in the Tuesday Market Place and takes in some of the town centre before heading alongside the River Ouse, heading back into town, completing a lap of “The Walks” park and then some more of Kings Lynn town centre with a finish back in the Market Place. It’s a great place for a PB as the course is very flat and therefore some impressive times were achieved.

First Jag back was Sam Nicholls in his first race for the club in a gold standard time of 38:37 and overall race position of 79th. The next two Jags home were James Lambert (40:54 – PB – 145th) and Tony Alborough (40:58 – first time for club – 139th gun position) both achieving silver standards. Next in was Alan Bushell with a gold standard time of 41:23 (159th) who I believe has competed in all 11 GEAR’s and this was also just one week after running the London Marathon! For the ladies, Nicola John achieved her second silver standard within a week and a PB at 10k with a time of 47:13 and 451st position. Georgina Sutton also completed her first 10k race for the club with an excellent time of 53:25.

It was a great atmosphere with plenty of support and encouragement from the crowds along the route.