North Norfolk Beach Runners well represented in Ekiden marathon

North Norfolk Beach Runners 70+ category winners SuperSeventiesToo. Pictured from left to right are

North Norfolk Beach Runners 70+ category winners SuperSeventiesToo. Pictured from left to right are John Milton, Jim Hayes, Malcolm Ball, David Hutcheon, Jean Gowing and Ken Bowman. Picture: NNBC - Credit: Archant

North Norfolk Beach Runners sent five teams to the Jaffa Ekiden marathon relay at Woodbridge.

The event is for teams of six, each team member covering one of six stages, three of 5k, two of 10k and one of 7.5k.

This year, 199 teams took part and the first Beach Runners team home completed the distance in 3.21.29 for 80th place overall and 29th in the Men's Open category. Next came the Blister Sisters squad in 3.47.20 for 143rd place and 10th in the Ladies' Vets.

The Ladies' Open team finished in 4.03.18 for 127th overall and 17th in category while the SuperSeventies clocked 4.10.20 for 183rd overall and second place in the 70+ category.

But stars of the Beach Runners contingent were SuperSeventiesToo who came home in 4.01.56 for 177nd overall and first in the 70+ category. The team comprised Jim Hayes, (71), Jean Gowing, (72), Ken Bowman, (70), John Milton (74), Malcolm Ball, (84) and David Hutcheon (73).


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