VIDEO Why GEAR 2019 was grand

VIDEO Why GEAR 2019 was grand

Published by KLFM
6:00am 6th May 2019.

Take at why GEAR 2019 was so grand!

Thousands of people took part in the Grand East Anglian Run yesterday (5th May).

The major event in King's Lynn raised lots of money for both local and national charities.

Crowds braved the cold and windy conditions to cheer the runners on.

Adrian Mussett was the first to cross the finish line in 32 minutes and 46 seconds.

While Kathryn Mathias was the first woman to make it back to Tuesday Market Place in 38 minutes and 45 seconds.

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molly hunt was the first wheelchair user over the finish line

After the race Adrian told KLFM:

"I didn't expect to win today so it was really nice.

"I felt comfortable out there and as normal it was so well supported so the kilometres just ticked by."

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"I just think this is so well organised and so well supported."

KLFM asked Kathryn what it was like when she realised she was the fastest woman in West Norfolk:

"I just thought "Oh my god!"

"I still can't quite believe it!"

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the fastest three runners at GEAR

Run For All organised the event with Alive Leisure and King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council.

Head of Run For All's events Tristan Batley-Kyle said:

“We are delighted with the success of today’s GEAR’s 10K. It was wonderful to see so many runners and spectators turning out for an event that supports the work of some great causes.

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“We are particularly grateful to the excellent voluntary groups of Eventeers who gave up their time to ensure everyone enjoyed a safe run.”

It was supported by Asda Foundation, King’s Lynn Borough Council, Alive Leisure, Bespak, Your Local Paper, Lynn News, KLFM, Arla Protein, Runderwear, Motorpoint, High 5, Sportlink, Just Giving and Marathon Photos.

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runners getting their well earned rewards!

The event’s partner charities were the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, West Norfolk Mind, The Purfleet Trust, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Forward, the Benjamin Foundation, Headway, Theresa’s Tiny Treasures and Nelson’s Journey.

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KLFM's si hosted the event

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