Mallard Cake Dash

Remember, remember the 5th of November, where 8 members of GRC took the trip along the A52 to Wyberton for the inaugural event which was also the event organisers Trident Sports biggest race to date.

For the 5 & 10k, the route started in the grounds of Westwood lakes with runners weaving around the lodges along the lakes. Once they left the site, the 10k runners took a left turn onto the road where they faced a one mile out and back into a strong headwind before joining back onto the 5k route. All runners did a loop round Westgate Woods, crossed the road and did a clockwise loop of Jenny’s Wood. From there, the runners turned back into Westwood Lakes and headed towards the finish line. Once finished, the runners received a mallard theme medal and a slice of cake and a hot drink.

For the 10k, 4 members of GRC took on this distance with Russel Maksymiw being first back for the club in a time of 45:50 in 22nd position.

Who said romance is dead… Daniel Wallace and Catherine Wallace decided to spend their wedding anniversary racing with Daniel finishing in a time of 51:32 and Catherine completing the race in 59:20. Also breaking the hour barrier was Debbie Bennet finishing in a time of 58:52.

For the 5k, this race also had 4 members from GRC with Sam Dodwell finishing in 4th place in a time of 20:55 and heavy legs after racing at the mud-filled National Cross-Country Relays the day before.

Next in, winning the women’s race and therefore top spot on the podium. was Holly Durham in a time of 21:02.

Next in at 25:41 and finishing in 3rd place was Sylv Hull who had also competed in the cross-country relays the day before. Sadly Zoe Wragg decided not to cross over the finish mat, having taken a wrong turn on the course resulting in her distance being short. There is some comfort in knowing that it would have been another strong performance so a PB is surely on its way.

All runners complemented on the organisation from Trident Sports and the fantastic cake after and will come back next year (As long as the wind is less strong next time round).

𝟱𝗸 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀

Male – Nathanael Freeman (17:32)

Female – Holly Durham (21:02)

𝟭𝟬𝗸 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀

Male – Steven Dowse (36:47)

Female – Sophie Gunning (40:28)

Report by Sam Dodwell

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