North Norfolk Beach Runners make mark in County Cross Country Championships

PUBLISHED: 09:32 11 January 2018

The start of the Senior Men's race at the Norfolk Cross Country Championships. Picture: Tony Payne

The start of the Senior Men's race at the Norfolk Cross Country Championships. Picture: Tony Payne


North Norfolk Beach Runners were well represented at the Norfolk Cross Country Championships at Thetford.

Over the 4.3 mile women’s course, Louise Pegg came second in the female masters 50-54 category with a time of 35.17, followed by Karen Balcombe in fourth in 35.38.

With Rebecca Maun’s sixth place in the 45-49 section in a time of 34.03, the three of them gained silver in the Female Masters 45+ team competition. Meanwhile, Charlotte Neale ran 28.24 for fifth place in the seniors, with Felicity Quinn clocking 29.24 for 12th.

In the men’s competition, run over 6.8 miles, Chris Merrylees, who turned 40 last week, announced his arrival in the 40-44 category with third place in a time of 41.43, followed by Lynton Battrick in 45.08 for ninth. Tony Whitmond gained second in the 50-54 category in 43.57.

Jim Hayes was first in the Masters 70+ (58.04) while Sam Weller ran 56.10 for second in the 65-69.

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