Two score North Norfolk Beach Runners were among 5509 finishers in the Run Norwich 10k, run around the streets of the eponymous city on a hot Sunday morning. In a race won by Nick Earl (M16-39) of City of Norwich Athletic Club in 30.49, the first Beach Runner home was Neil Adams (M40-44) in 36.40 for 24th overall and 4th in category, followed in the NNBR scheme of things by Dean Howard (M45-49) in 42.41 for 205th overall and 18th in category.

First lady Beach Runner was Lisa Oakley (F40-44) in 49.39 for 717th overall and 18th in category.

Other stand-out performances came, as is increasingly usual of late, from the mature end of the membership, with Adrian Dyde (M60-64) in 47.14, for 567th overall but 6th in category; Gary Linder (M60-64) in 47.32 for 526th overall and 5th; Mike Marshall (M70 plus seven) in 1.09.05 for 4145th and 16th; and the recently qualified SuperSeventy, Sam Weller (M70 but only just) in 47.05 but 1st out of 26 in category. It’s all downhill from here, Sam.

Photo caption: (photo credit – Tony Gentry)

Stairway to heaven – a NNBR covey in the pre-race zone, self-effacing  Sam Weller 7th from left at the back.


Author: John Worrall