NORTH NORFOLK BEACH RUNNERS were in action in the Wissey Half Marathon at the weekend.
Out of 233 finishers, Jim Hayes came 76th in 1.42.36, Derek Sadler 111th in 1.49.57 and Mike Marshall 212th in 2.19.31, all the more creditable in that all three were in the 60+ category and Jim and Mike would have qualified for a 70+ category, had there been one.
Lesley Winston (Ladies Vets 50-54) finished 182nd in 2.04.32.
But performance of the weekend was much further afield, by Beach Runner Colin Stark in the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa near Cervinia on the Italian/Swiss border. This is a 116km course on mountain trails around Europe’s second highest mountain at an average altitude of 2223 metres with climbs totalling 8300 metres .
Colin finished in 22.42.02 to take 5th place out of 125 starters and 3rd place in the 40-49 age group. Well done, Colin. Beeston Bump by the north face next.