Great Yarmouth Half Marathon – 13th August 2023

Doing our bit for the environment and car sharing to the event made for an entertaining journey and for once I wasn’t at all worried about the race. Lucy, Kerrie, David, Kevin and I set off in good time to get to Gorleston to collect our numbers and get ready for the run.

Having done this event before I still forgot there was a lap of the field to do before leaving the academy’s grounds and heading out onto quiet and well marshalled country roads. Some very enthusiastic marshals and lots about with music, sweets and the all-important water stations; a couple of which also had hoses for those who needed a refreshing shower when passing through!

The route is a lollipop shape, turning right into Lound and passing the pub (no time to stop), we then went through Somerleyton gardens by special permission and then back round to close the loop and do the last leg. Running with Kerrie and Lucy was lovely and we spotted part of the Angles Way which we had done before together.

I also used this race as an opportunity to complete my sheepy shuffle entry for a virtual half, Shaun got lots of lovely comments 🐑

Definitely one to recommend!

Report by Kirsty L

Official results:
David C –  1:35:52
Kevin H – 1:40:21
Lucy M –  2:19:35
Kerrie – 2:27:39
Kirsty L – 2:27.39