Enthusiastic crowds cheered on more than 2,000 runners at the sold-out Asda Foundation GEAR 10K on Sunday (30 April). Participants snaked their way along a scenic route with several historic landmarks, such as the Custom House, King’s Lynn Minster, Red Mount Chapel and Greyfriars Tower.
Getting A Shift On At GEAR 10K
Adrian Mussett of Colchester Harriers AC was first across the line in 32:56 followed by Andrew Leach of North Herts RRC in 33:25. Malcolm Muir of Ilford AC was third in 33:34.
Faye Fullerton of Havering AC was first home in the women’s race, finishing in 35:05. Emma Risbey of Winchester & District AC was second in 36:40 with Laura Thomas of Ipswich Jaffa RC third in 38:22. Colin Rutty was the midpoint runner in 57:06.
Lizzie Bennett of Cambridge & Coleridge AC won the wheelchair race in 44:08, followed by Peter Downing of the 100 Marathon Club in 49:01.
Many participants were fundraising for charities, including the MPS Society and locally based Theresa’s Tiny Treasures. The field also included workplace teams competing in the Bespak GEAR 10K Corporate Challenge – a new event for 2017 with the aim of promoting health and wellbeing, while raising funds for the charity of their choice. Equally well contested was the Bespak Mini GEAR, a 1.2-mile fun run for all ages and abilities.
The Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) is the 12th addition to the Run For All 10K series with the organisers working in partnership with Alive Leisure and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.
Entries are now open for the 2018 GEAR 10K. Visit the event website for details.
For a full list of results, visit our race listings page.
Photo courtesy Paul Tibbs