FLAPS DOWN

Seventeen North Norfolk Beach Runners, along with 427 others, were on the runway at the former RAF Coltishall for Coltishall Jaguars’ Mad March Hare 10k which this year, for added madness, was run in late April.

In a cold and blustery force six and rising, NNBR quickly adopted a strategy of all appendages akimbo on the downwind leg and tucked in on the upward (such variable geometry nevertheless being  more Tornado than Jaguar) which resulted in some quick times for the conditions.

First Beach Runner home, merely because he was running, was Neil Adams (M40-44) in 36.40 for 3rd place overall and 2nd in category, followed by Adam Smart (M15-39) moving well, as ever, in 38.07 for 6th and 3rd. First lady Beach Runner was Helen Hagon (F 55-59) in 53.01 for 207th  but a very creditable 2nd in category.

The club senior citizens again performed well, SuperSeventy Sam Weller (M68+)  clocking 45.48 for 95th overall but 1st in category, to be only just headed by club chairman, Clive Hedges (M 55-59 and rising) wearing his office lightly to record 45.22 for 90th overall and 3rd in category.

All eyes now turn to the Dereham 10 mile in a fortnight.

MERRYLEES, HE ROLLS ALONG

With the conditions last week looking more favourable for cross-country skiing, many races across the country were cancelled, including the Broadland Half Marathon which many North Norfolk Beach Runners had entered. But two Beach Runners, Chris Merrylees and Nicholas Dash, headed out of the snow country to the Cambridge Half Marathon where conditions were near perfect.

The race starts and finishes in Cambridge City centre but takes in some rural hinterland with good crowds all the way. Chris Merryless, now building up to the Brighton marathon, is coached by Kevin Parfitt who told him to “give it a go and see what happens”, and what happened was a time of 1.16.27 and 35th place out of 7026 starters. He was “pleased with that” and so he should be. Nicholas Dash ran an excellent 1:41:28 to finish 1383th, showing real potential to be much quicker in the future.

Valentine’s 10km – 18.02.2018

9 Neil Adams 35:48
20 Adam Smart 37:37
37 Charlotte Neale 38:58
39 Tony Witmond 39:13
125 Rebecca Maun 44:56
145 Dave Spooner 45:49
148 Sam Weller 46:13
167 Christina Spooner 46:41
173 Kathryn Head 47:31
212 Jen Armstrong 49:25
251 Katherine Wright 51:55
280 Garry Hobart 53:37
307 Nicola Rands 54:39
339 Sophie Saunders 56:01
384 Deborah Gillespie 58:45
388 Noel Spruce 58:59
418 Brenda Kinch 1:01:49
421 Libby Ashton 1:01:41
434 Mike Marshall 1:03:09
460 Phil Hurr 1:05:40

 

Stamford 30k – 11.02.2018

161 Euan Prasser 2:25:20.2
167 Josh Dyde 2:25:52.3
169 Lisa Oakley 2:26:27.9
230 Rebecca Maun 2:33:48.4
380 Derek Sadler 2:52:25.4
423 Karl Harper 2:59:44.9
480 Chris Gibbons 3:08:45.3
537 Sue Britten 3:19:29.6
604 Ross Haddow 4:14:44.4

 

Freethorpe 10 – 28.01.2018

9 Chris Merrylees 00:59:17
24 Chris Parker 01:01:53
49 Charlotte Neale 01:05:00
50 Neil Adams 01:05:00
61 Edward Rawlings 01:06:36
77 Nick Slade 01:08:38
81 Dean Howard 01:09:06
87 John Christopher 01:09:31
112 Daryl London 01:11:27
139 Josh Dyde 01:13:21
178 Nicholas Dash 01:15:46
207 Christina Spooner 01:17:22
266 Adrian Dyde 01:20:01
325 Derek Sadler 01:24:24
351 Jen Armstrong 01:25:31
358 Stephen Roe 01:25:52
363 Katherine Wright 01:26:08
430 Lisa Ward 01:30:35
445 Zoe Parish 01:31:56
449 Nicola Rands 01:32:14
523 Noel Spruce 01:37:40
533 Linda Melton 01:38:25
534 Natasha Sumner 01:38:27
561 Sarah Melton 01:40:54
563 Vicky Last 01:41:08
569 Becky Garratt 01:42:04
580 Brenda Kinch 01:43:29
591 Nancy Crow 01:44:25
597 Shelley Burton 01:45:34
604 Deborah Gillespie 01:46:47

 

Wymondham 10km – 01.01.2018

8 Neil Adams 35:56
11 Chris Merrylees 36:34
22 Lynton Battrick 38:59
35 Tony Witmond 40:03
37 Charlotte Neale 40:11
120 Rebecca Maun 45:39
151 Kathryn Head 46:42
163 Sam Weller 47:14
194 Derek Sadler 48:42
316 Sophie Saunders 54:02
455 Natasha Sumner 59:43
512 Libby Ashton 1:03:39

 

Bacton Woods Cross Country – 28.12.2017

1 Ben Swanson 0:35:11
2 Jamie Stares 0:35:12
3 Darren Neale 0:35:56
4 Steve (Guest) 0:36:47
5 Rob Wells 0:40:05
6 Darren Armstrong 0:40:06
7 Dean Howard 0:40:17
8 Eddie Carman 0:40:39
9 John Stares 0:40:53
10 James (Guest) 0:41:30
11 Grace (Guest) 0:41:59
12 Gary Linder 0:42:11
13 Steve Barnes 0:44:22
14 Jim Hayes 0:44:23
15 Gemma Barnes 0:45:03
16 Garry Hobart 0:46:46
17 Jen Armstrong 0:47:03
18 Jeremy Boreham 0:48:10
19 Graham Robson 0:49:09
20 Christelle (Guest) 0:50:30
21 Karen Balcombe 0:52:48
22 Lisa Ward 0:54:00
23 Annette Boreham 0:55:54
24 Natasha Sumner 0:56:38
25 Shelley Burton 0:57:28
26 Emma Allright 0:57:35
27 Sarah Melton 0:57:39
28 Fiona Morrison 1:04:04
29 Kirsty Hobart 1:04:05

 

Snetterton Half Marathon – 19.11.2017

174 Nicholas Dash 1:40:39
309 Anita Bullen 1:49:28
398 Sarah Mapes 1:56:13
400 Katherine Wright 1:56:17
503 Sal Ryder 2:06:03
647 Shelley Burton 2:20:24
667 Nancy Crow 2:22:23
684 Kerry Smith 2:25:36
711 Libby Ashton 2:29:44
718 Gary Tartt 2:30:47
743 Claire Scott 2:40:52
765 Gemma Barnes 2:55:06
771 Sandra Wilkinson 3:07:10
772 Michelle Gibbons 3:12:19
773 Stacey Coleman 3:12:19

 

Bacton Woods XC – 05.11.2017

1 Darren Neale 0:36:38
2 Finlay Swanson 0:37:20
3 Fish Sadler 0:39:28
4 Adrian Woods 0:40:46
5 Darren Armstrong 0:40:48
6 John Stares 0:42:32
7 Eddie Carman 0:42:35
8 Kate Head 0:43:23
9 Ed Rawlings 0:44:12
10 Ian Wade 0:44:43
11 Steve Brown 0:45:14
12 Gemma Woolrych 0:46:52
13 Ian Windley 0:47:45
14 Jen Armstrong 0:48:31
15 Ian Smith 0:49:06
16 Garry Hobart 0:50:00
17 Keith Phillips 0:50:02
18 Graham Robson 0:50:05
19 Nicky Phillips 0:50:10
20 Nicky Rands 0:50:15
21 Lisa Ward 0:50:20
22 Sue Ilsley 0:52:26
23 Shay Phillips 0:54:25
24 Andy Toogood 0:57:17
25 Molly Underwood 0:59:22
26 Emma Culley 0:59:28
27 Nancy Crow 0:59:37
28 Sarah Porter 1:00:51

 

Holt 10km – 29.10.2017

3 Neil Adams 00:35:28
27 Chris Parker 00:39:57
33 Charlotte Neale 00:40:36
37 John Gay 00:40:57
48 Phil Hurr 00:42:07
57 Stephen Haughton 00:42:55
90 Gary Linder 00:44:48
92 Sam Weller 00:44:57
207 Graham Robson 00:53:57
229 Rachel Robson 00:55:42
243 Noel Spruce 00:56:25
258 Jayne Welfare – Smith 00:57:34
271 Sal Ryder 00:58:29
293 Kerry Smith 01:00:38
301 Sally Dyde 01:01:22
302 Lesley Winston 01:01:22
312 Brenda Kinch 01:02:35
324 Belinda Taylor 01:04:51
336 Lucy Sadler 01:06:59