MORE GREAT RESULTS RACE AT THE 16TH TROWSE 10K ROAD RACE
The Trowse 10k is now in its 16th year, hosted by Conac (City of Norwich Athletics Club) and sponsored by On Running and Sportlink. The race is based at the Norfolk Snowsports Club in Whitlingham Lane, Trowse and is a two lap route along quiet roads through the heart of Trowse and close to Whitlingham Hall with beautiful scenery throughout the course including a ‘challenging’ hill to contend with, twice! It was a bright and chilly morning which meant for perfect running conditions, great efforts by all. Official results: Harry Neale (43:06), George Shiplee (43:32), Anthony Sinden (46:31), Lindsay Black (46:36), Simon Skinner (49:25), Claire Rose (53:12), Michelle Hewitt (56:19), Judy Potter (1:08:29).
Also this week, on Friday evening Ewan, Monica, Alfred and Lottie Winzor-Saile took part in the family friendly National Trust Night Run at the Blickling Estate, a 7k run through the forest adorned with headlights and neon bands while on Saturday 49 Harriers took part in 8 different Parkrun events at Gorleston, Lowestoft, Sizewell, Lingwood, Sloughbottom, Colney Lane, Cheltenham, Texas USA and Junior Parkrun at Gorleston on Sunday with six runners achieving personal best times.
THREE NEW QUALIFIED LEVEL 2 COACHES FOR THE CLUB
On Sunday 22nd September 2019, Joanna Andrews, Annette Copeman-Lamoureux and Michelle Hewitt successfully passed their CiRF (Coach in Running Fitness) Assessment Day – the ladies said “it’s been a lot of hard work, thought and studying since Day 1 back in May and we’ve all been working with you in our sessions ever since with new session ideas, games, strength exercises, new locations and most of all trying our best to keep the sessions fun and beneficial to your training – we hope our runners have enjoyed them so far and we aim to carry that on with our sessions in the future”.
TWO MORE RUN LEADERS TO OUR GROWING COACHING TEAM
Congratulations to Mark Hurren for becoming a UK Athletics, Run Leader (LiRF, Leaders in Running Fitness) following attendance at a one-day course in mid-August 2019. Also, many congratulations to Mark’s wife, Alison Hurren who attended a two day Coaching Assistant course on the 7th and 8th September 2019. Alison said “it has been really good, lots packed into each day!”. So we now have a two ‘coach’ Hurren family, along with our best club supporter, their wonderful son, Blake, well done both!
ANOTHER TROPHY TO THE COLLECTION FOR XC CHAMPION AMELIA WEBBER
Beccles & Bungay Harriers junior athlete, Amelia Webber has picked up her latest trophy, this time from Athletics Norfolk for her cross country achievements in 2018. Amelia has been running with the Harriers for two years now and has already clocked up a number of awards! Running for her was quite simply a natural follow on from skipping several miles a day back and forth from her sisters primary school from the age of three, not one to be restrained in a buggy! At Poringland Primary School she developed her love of cross country in the Norfolk Schools Games starting in year 3 through to year 6, enjoying all the qualifying rounds. In year 5 at the age of 10, proud father and fellow Harrier Matthew, started looking at running clubs in the area that he thought would be a good match for her personality. After a recommendation about the club in Feb 2017 they both joined Beccles & Bungay Harriers Athletics Club and haven’t looked back since. In May 2017 she completed her first 5k Parkrun at Fritton Lake. In years 3 and 4 at primary school she won every qualifying round and reached both finals in the Norfolk Schools Games (won year 3 and dnf year 4 final through feeling poorly despite leading at the time). Years 5 and 6, after joining the club, it seemed to give her even more confidence, culminating in going through the rounds undefeated and winning the year 5 final at Gresham’s School, Holt and year 6 at Holkham Hall. Winter 2017/2018 saw her win the Suffolk Winter League Under 13 girls trophy, then feeling confident she wanted to have a go at the Norfolk County Championships at Thetford in January 2018, where she won the girls Under 11 trophy and came second in the girls team with teammates Izzy Last and Iris Palmer. Later that year she continued with the Parkruns, grabbing several age records (Fritton, Gorleston, Lowestoft and Mulbarton), formed part of the girls team that won the Ipswich Ekiden Relays, posting the fastest girls time that day. The girls also won the Ipswich Bourne Park relay race as well. She had a go at a 10k distance in May 2018 at the Heritage Coastal run posting a time of 41.53. Winter 2018/2019 has seen her keep hold of her Suffolk Winter League Under 13 girls title. Amelia then competed in the Under 13 girls at the Norfolk County Championships, which she won with a lot of grit and determination! Winning this qualified her to run at the UK Inter-County Championships cross country at Loughborough where she came 51st (out of a field of 307 girls) and was so proud to wear her county colours. She also qualified to represent Norfolk at the schools final at Northampton, going up against Northants, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, where she came second in her year group with the same time as the winner. Alongside all of these amazing achievements, it’s the person she is that’s beats all the wins, Amelia is a very modest and shy young lady at first, she will always offer help and support to her fellow runners but at the same time can be very determined when needs must – a perfect fit for the club and a name to look out for in the future, Beccles & Bungay Harriers are proud to have her and are immensely proud of each and every one of her many achievements, she is a little pocket rocket, a superstar and an all-round lovely young lady!