NNBR at the Wymondham 20 miler

A dozen North Norfolk Beach Runners turned out, with 359 others, on a spring day at the Wymondham 20 miler, organised by Wymondham AC. Several were tuning up for a marathon – either Brighton on April 15th or London a week later – and a 20 miler fitted in with those schedules.

The first two Beach Runners home – in tight formation for 14th and 15th place respectively but with the same time, of 2.12.44 – were Chris Merrylees and Neil Adams (both M40-44), while similar togetherness was demonstrated by husband and wife Chris and Dave Spooner (F and M 45-59) just two seconds apart on 2.43.12 and 2.43.14 respectively for 119th and 120th, demonstrating either that chivalry is not dead or Dave’s conditioning let him down on the run-in.

NNBR’s other husband and wife combination, Darren and Jen Armstrong, (M & F 40-44) were a bit more spaced out, in 2.33.19 and 3.11.20 for 79th and 238th respectively, but Jen favours ultras of 50+ miles and is barely warmed up after 20.