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Great Yarmouth hosts weekend of successful sporting events

Over a thousand participants have pounded the streets or cycled the coast at Great Yarmouth across three competitive sporting events.

Simon Best, Martin Harvey, Sheila Oxtoby, James Dudley and Cllr Flaxman-Taylor who all participated in the 10k run or half marathon

On Saturday, cyclists took to the roads to enjoy a beautiful yet blustery coastal ride, with the longest 120km route turning at Cromer before heading back through the Broads. With a robust southerly wind blowing, it made for a pleasant first half, but a tough ride home.

The Sunday participants swapped their bikes for running shoes and toed the line at the Wellesley Recreation Ground for 10k and half marathon races that took in the seafront delights from the Venetian Waterways all the way down the seafront to Nelson's monument.

Winner of the 10k was William Browne with an impressive time of 35:31, and Katy Oldman in 43:53. The Half Marathon title was taken by Marcus Sladden in 76:20, and Lindy-Lee Folscher in 81:38, who finished seventh in the race overall.

Mark Howard also completed the cycle event on a handbike and the 10k in a wheelchair.

Following the success and popularity of the event, it has already been confirmed to return next year on March 11 and 12, 2023.

The events were organised by Active Training World, who are also behind this autumn's Great Yarmouth Triathlon on September 25, with events for all standards from beginners up to the 100km Centurion challenge. These events can be done on your own, or team up to share the swim, bike and run sections with friends as a relay.

Mike Jubb, Head of Events at ATW, said "It was awesome to see so many cyclists and runners descending on Great Yarmouth for the weekend and enjoying the beautiful countryside and entertainment that Great Yarmouth has to offer. We cannot wait to be back in September to wrap up the season with the Great Yarmouth Triathlon."

Entries for all future events are available online at:

Last modified on 21 June 2023

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