Runners deliver remarkable one-two

NORTH Norfolk Beach Runners took a remarkable one-two at the Buxton 5k on Sunday. The Cromer club looks to have found a new star in Will Dorsett, the prolific North Norfolk Wheelers time trialist who has only recently taken up serious running.

NORTH Norfolk Beach Runners took a remarkable one-two at the Buxton 5k on Sunday.

The Cromer club looks to have found a new star in Will Dorsett, the prolific North Norfolk Wheelers time trialist who has only recently taken up serious running.

Dorsett flew round the multi-terrain course in just 19min 39sec to win the race by nearly a minute. In second place was fellow Beach Runner Rob Kett, who continued his remarkable autumn form.

John Christopher narrowly missed out on third place but was still able to take fourth spot with an excellent time of 21.37 whilst Ryan Callaby and Chris Wade continued their 2008 improvement with top 20 finishes.


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John Leach and Terry Quigley had a good battle, finishing 24th and 25th respectively with Timothy Shotbolt having a useful run for 36th place in a time of 26:49.

First lady Beach Runner was Nikki Cude in 48th place whilst Christine Thorne and Tony Heath fought over 63rd place, Christine just taking it on the line by a second.

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Altogether 21 members of the thriving Cromer club finished the race, enjoying not just the reasonably mild conditions but a last chance to race before Christmas.

Among the starters was the Beach Runners' 75-year-old running marvel, Malcolm Ball, gingerly trying out his legs after a lengthy injury break.

Malcolm's wife Sue also ran, as did Christina Walker, Linda Holt, Karen Emery and Margaret Ison for the ladies and Alec Fraser, Jonathan Folkard, Maurice Copeland and Keith Reid for the men.

Further south, beach Runners veteran Geoff Hayward ran in the 10-mile Beccles Turkey Trot and finished with a season's best time of 75 minutes dead.

Geoff's terrific run also brought him the reward of first over-65 to round off another excellent year of running.

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