It’s the first time this 5k relay race has been run but, as you can expect from Norfolk Gazelles, it was really well done. Each team comprises of 4 runners, who run the same 5k loop and come back to the finish line before their next team runner goes. Our team was me, Cat, Paul and Rob J.
Once the race got going (well done to Cat btw for going 1st!) it was pretty quick and well organised. I was particularly impressed with Gazelles marshals who stood on the start/finish line calling out team numbers of runners on the home stretch so your next runner could get to the front, ready to go.
It was a nice course on closed roads, lovely downhill to start but, as we all know with a downhill comes an uphill/mound of opportunity! This one came at 3-4K and very sorry to Kevin, I completely ignored your training and didn’t look up as I couldn’t face looking at it!
Looking at the results I think we came 29th overall and 3rd in our category (mixed masters) so big pat on the back Gin Runners – that deserves a gin or two!! ?
Cat – 24:25
Paul – 22:28
Paula – 23:39
Rob – 21:54
Total – 1:32:28 (3rd in category)