DEREHAM DASHERS AND PEAKY BLINDERS

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 54th overall with 18.38.

The mature end of the NNBR men’s membership showed well yet again, Phil King (M60-65) clocking a PB 22.12 for 193rd and 7/14 in category, Derek Sadler (M65+) in 22.44 for 212th and 7/15, and Mike Marshall (M65+ nearly a decade and a half) in 31.03 for 426th and 13th.

PBs were also posted by first NNBR female home, Sal Ryder (F50-54) with 24.13, for 260th and 8/23 in category, and Kerry Smith (F 40-49), 26.28, for 337th. A special mention goes to new member, Sarah Grand, (FO) easing back to running with 31.14. Welcome, Sarah, the NNBR Force is with you.

Meanwhile, up in the Peak District, from Buxton, they run the PeaksSkyline half, a 14.5 mile course with nearly 3000 feet of climbing and vertiginous place names like as Ramshaw Rocks, Hen Cloud Cliff and The Roaches Ridge. Beck Maun (F40-49) and David Dawber (50-59) were among 57 finishers, Beck in 3.09.54 for 27th overall and 7thin category, and David in 3.55.11 for 49th and 4th.

The Cromer Ridge will never be the same.

Author: John Worrall