A piece of sporting history will be made in Norfolk on Friday night, as Contenders host the first fight event in the UK to welcome back a live crowd since lockdown. Mark Heath previews the groundreaking Contenders 30: Drive-in show at Taverham Hall in Norwich.
Francesca Hall, whose family live in west Norfolk, impressively revised the record for the Tottenhill-based 10-mile course, reducing Verity Smith’s 2016 time of 23:16 to 21:48 in the East District Championship event.
It seems a long time ago, but 2019-20 was an outstanding season for North Walsham with the Vikings winning London One North by a massive 29 points – and 20 weeks on from the game that sealed that triumph they were finally presented with the championship winners’ plaque.
The news that some fans may be able to return to Carrow Road for live football within three months has largely been greeted with positivity – but also with warning that the right safety procedures have to be in place.
DESPITE the windy conditions for Sunday’s Fenland 10, several North Norfolk Beach Runners turned in superb performances with three members of the Cromer club picking up first prizes in their age groups.