Beach Runners in GEAR

Twenty-six North Norfolk Beach Runners were among the 2100 finishers at the Grand East Anglia Run 10k which took place in breezy conditions at King’s Lynn on Sunday 30th April.

First home among them was Lynton Battrick in 39.21 for eighth place in the 40-44 category and 58th overall. Second Beach Runner was Phil Hurr in 39.45 to take first place in the 60-64s and 67th overall. Another prize winner was John Gay who took first place in the 55-59s and 87th overall in a time of 40.53, and yet another was Sam Weller, third in the 65-69s and 221st overall in 44.41.

First NNBR lady was Becky Garratt in 49.57 for 16th place in the 35-39s and 545th overall.

Special mention must be made of three members of the NNBR SuperSeventies squad, presently preparing for a return to last year’s triumph at the Ekiden marathon relay at Woodbridge, this year’s event taking place on 16th July. At King’s Lynn, Jim Hayes came second in the 70-74 category and 310th overall in 46.37 while Mike Marshall was first in the 75+ category and 1388th overall in a time of 1.00.27. Club president, Noel Spruce, clocked 57.25 for 7th place in the 70-74s and 1116th overall, narrowly missing out on the 70-74 King of the Mountains award.