Brenda runs away with prestigious Norfolk title again

Brenda Kinch shows off her silverware.

Brenda Kinch shows off her silverware. - Credit: Archant

For the second year in a row North Norfolk Beach Runner Brenda Kinch has been awarded the trophy for Norfolk female road runner of the year.

The winner is the runner with the best age graded performance over distances from 5k to marathon at County Championship events throughout the calendar year.

Brenda picked up the trophy at the Leathes Prior Grand Prix award ceremony at the Assembly Rooms and she also walked away with a bronze medal in the Norfolk Postal Marathon category and another for her performances in the Grand Prix events.

Other Beach Runners picking up awards at the ceremony were Linda Melton, who took the Bronze in the 55 – 59 age group and Paul Muffett who won gold in the Norfolk Postal Marathon for runners Over 55.

Further afield five North Norfolk Beach Runners travelled to a wet and muddy Thames Meander Marathon which follows the picturesque Thames towpath from Kingston into London and back.

Fastest of all was the quintet's senior member, Melton Constable's Jim Hayes, who showed a clean pair of heels to his younger club mates by recording a superb time of 3:43:29 for 78th place overall.

Adam Smart was not far back in 102nd place and Kettlestone's Tom Rivett was the third Beach Runner to break four hours as he crossed the line in an excellent time of 3:55:14.

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Tony Money and Merle Riseborough also enjoyed good runs to finish inside the top 200 with excellent times despite the miserable conditions.

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