Stephen Hawking knew how to capture peoples’ attention, so I thought I’d borrow a tip or two from him in this potted brief history of our running club. I cannot claim to have been in at the start, as by 1989 there were some 25 running club members when I joined. Others from those early … Read more A Brief History of Time from the Big Bang to Black Holes including The North Norfolk Beach Runners
Cromer’s annual Boxing Day Dip, the fundraising event organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners, saw several hundred people, watched by a couple of thousand or more, dip in the cold North Sea. This year’s cause, chosen by club members, was Cromer Children’s Charity, a small local charity which provides medical treatment and equipment for children … Read more ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE SILLY
North Norfolk Beach Runners who headed west to Peterborough for the Perkins Great Eastern half marathon on Sunday had a wasted trip because the event start was firstly delayed and then cancelled because of a report of a man acting suspiciously near the course. It turned out to be a false alarm (a Beach Runner … Read more NORTH NORFOLK BEACH RUNNERS – EASTERN PROMISE THWARTED. 15/10/19
In rain of biblical proportions, seven North Norfolk Beach Runners got very wet, along with 362 others, in the Marriot’s Way 10k where runners were sent off in waves, in every sense. The race was won by Angus Clark (MO) of Harling AC in 37:42 but John Stares (M55-59) led the Beach Runners home with … Read more BEACH RUNNERS IN FLOWERS, SOUP AND FAR AWAY PLACES. 8/10/19
Coltishall Jaguars’ Jolly Jaguars 10k took place on the former airbase for, on the face of it, the last time, with the club faced with eviction by landlords Norfolk County Council’s Hethel Innovation Ltd. Notice to quit was received reportedly following complaints after the Scottow Sundowner 5k in August, although discussions on a new lease … Read more COAST, COUNTRY AND LEAVING THE RUNWAY- 24/09/19
North Norfolk Beach Runners’ sprinters were out and about at the weekend, getting up early to run the Dereham 5k. Standout performer with a podium (as ever) was Neil Adams (M40-44) who ran 16.30 for 6th overall and first out of 30 in category, with Darren Neale (M40-44) also getting a top-10 category place and … Read more DEREHAM DASHERS AND PEAKY BLINDERS
Forty seven North Norfolk Beach Runners were among 819 who ran the third and final race in the Wednesday evening Wroxham 5k series, organised by Norwich Road Runners. The winner was CONAC’s Piers Arnold (M Senior) in 15.39 but in the balmy Broadland air, Beach Runners claimed a number of category podiums, several top-10s and … Read more BROADS, MOORS AND GRAND DESIGNS.
Fourteen North Norfolk Beach Runners were among 345 finishers at the North Walsham EPIC – Exercising People in Communities – 5k race on Friday evening before the heat arrived, and seven of them, clearly not particularly in need of more exercise, gained top 10 category places. In a race won by Michael Eccles (M)) of … Read more NNBR – HOT DAYS AND COOL NIGHTS
On a very wet Wednesday evening last week, the roads of the Wroxham/Hoveton conurbation were flooded with blue vests because no less than 38 North Norfolk Beach Runners were among 796 who contested Race 2 of the Wroxham 5k series organised by Norwich Road Runners. On this short dash, none of them got very close … Read more BEACH RUNNERS SHORT AND LONG
Fourteen North Norfolk Beach Runners ran the Mike Groves 10k, organised by Coltishall Jaguars on the runway of the former RAF base on a day when heat seeking missiles didn’t have far to look. In 28C, the field of 577 were more concerned with getting round, rather than with pbs on what in cooler conditions … Read more NNBR – HEATING SEEKING MISSILES.