Sixteen North Norfolk Beach Runners were among the 299 who had fun on the Bure Valley 10 Mile around the still leafy lanes north of Banningham and east of the A140 on Sunday.

The race, organised by Bure Valley Harriers on a scenic and convoluted route through bow-and-arrer country where traffic rarely ventures, was won by Kevin Holland (M40-44) of Wymondham AC in 55.28.4, but two Beach Runners were in the top 10 – Chris Merrylees (M40-44) in 7th with a time of 59.42 for 3rd in category, followed by Neil Adams (M40-44) in 59.53 for 8th and 4th.  Darren Armstrong (M40-44) was also in the mix with 1.04.28 for 24th and 10th.  And as the race winner and runner-up were also M40-44s but can only get one prize each, Chris M got the vet’s prize with Neil A second, the two of them with Darren A getting the vets’ team prize. It’s good to keep the old boys happy.

First lady Beach Runner was Charlotte Neale (FO) in 1.04.41 for 25th overall and 3rd in category, while Super Seventy Sam Weller (M65+) who claimed never to have previously run that far, finished in 1.18.03 for 101st and 2nd .

Meanwhile, back at the clubhouse on the previous Thursday, NNBR was able to present another cheque, this one for £2,115.18, to George Burroughs of the Stroke Association, that amount being the fund raising proceeds of this year’s Chase the Train race which NNBR organises in May. It brings the Club’s total amount raised for the Association this year to £6565.18 which will be further enhanced with donations from the Holt 10k on October 21st.


photocredit Clive Hedges.



Author John Worrall