NNBR Autumn Miscellany

North Norfolk Beach Runners have been on the road in search of interesting races. Emma Culley and Andy Toogood together ran the Robin Hood marathon at Nottingham where, in windy conditions on a hilly course, they registered a time of 5 hours 18 minutes. And the Armstrong family were putting themselves about. On 29th October, … Read more

Bakers & Larners Holt 10km Race

This year’s race on Sunday 23rd October saw 421 runners – a record entry – from all over the country enjoy glorious autumn sunshine. The race which is organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners, starts and finishes at Gresham’s School and takes in part of the Kelling Estate and much of Salthouse Heath. It was … Read more

Beach Runners do 100

Three North Norfolk Beach Runners, Hazel Wray, Andy Kett and Chris Spooner, were among 300 starters who tackled the Centurion Autumn 100 over the weekend of 15-16th October. This 100-mile race in the Thames Valley was made up of four 25-mile out-and-back spurs centred on Goring-on-Thames; it started at 10am on the Saturday and had … Read more

North Norfolk Beach Runners do Peterborough

North Norfolk Beach Runners had 53 starters of all ages among more than 4000 who ran the Perkins Great East Run half marathon at Peterborough at the weekend. Theirs was the second largest club attendance among the many clubs who took part. In warm conditions, the runners followed a course around the streets of the … Read more

Beach Runners Go Long!

North Norfolk Beach Runner, Carmine De Grandis, took part in the inaugural 185 mile King Offa’ Dyke Race run along the Welsh border country between September 23rd -27th. He finished in 22nd place out 73 starters and 44 finishers in a time of 85 hours 37 minutes, with over 9000m of climbs, several refuelling stops … Read more

North Norfolk Beach Runners – Round Norfolk Relay

North Norfolk Beach Runners had two teams among the 58 which contested this year’s Round Norfolk Relay on the 17th/18th September. The 198-mile race, run in 17 stages varying from 5.49 to 19.67 miles, takes in most of Norfolk’s perimeter, starting and finishing in King’s Lynn. The NNBR A team came sixth overall with a … Read more

NNBR News 05.09.2016

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 … Read more

Footcare for Runners. Ellen Wade.

Footcare for Runners The foot absorbs more force during running than any other part of the body, they propel us forwards and have the absolute power to make running comfortable – or miserable. Our feet can ache, blister, sweat, crack, peel, itch and smell and are one of the runners most valuable tools. Most runners … Read more

Malcolm Ball. Lytchett Minster 10 mile championship gold medal.

I ran the British Masters 10 mile championship at Lytchett Minster winning my age group for the gold medal. I  thought this might be interesting for Club members, seeing the winning times for the age groups. Ladies –                           Men  – W35  –  1,14,43               M40  –  55.59 W40  –  1.15.45               M45  –  57.45 W45  –  1.08.55               … Read more

How and why your body changes when you start running

Whether you believe running is an art or a science, having an insight into how it affects the body can make those tough sessions seem a little more palatable… Imagine you are just setting off for a run. Your heart rate (the number of times it beats per minute) and stroke volume (the amount of … Read more