Marham Flyers Platinum Jubilee 10k

Sunday 5th June saw Marham Flyers host their Summer 10k Jubilee Race, anything with summer in the title means chance of rain in Great Britain. I arrived at 10 am and was the only Jag taking part on a course which was a 1 lap of the RAF Marham in airbase, home to the F-35 Lightning. The skies where grey but there was no rain, only a moderate wind. After collecting my number and warming up we headed to the start for a briefing aswel as a best of luck from the station commander. 11am we set off with a small field of 117 runners and my early pace was quick as I settled into my stride. The course was flat and open and just after 4k the moderate breeze became a head wind for about the next 3k. Going through the half way point at 19.40 my thoughts turned to a possible PB but that would depend on the wind. I was holding my position in the race and as the course came towards the finish we ran between some buildings meaning the wind wasn’t such a problem and my pace picked up. The last 1.5k I gave it my all as I realised I had a chance of getting a sub 40 minutes and that spured me to cross the line in 39.44 and a 6th place finish. This race was well hosted and at the finish I was presented with a medal and goody bag with beer and crisps aswel as a table with water, banana, pears, melon, strawberries, teas, coffeeand cake. A great race on a course with PB potential and a race I will certainly do again.

Stephen Pointer

Stephen Pointer39:45Yes, 6th place overall and 3rd in Age CategoryGold