Runners race far and wide

SEVERAL members of the North Norfolk Beach Runners took advantage of a gap in the county race schedule to travel to races far and wide.Vinnie Purdy and Colin Stark took a short hop across the county border to compete in Suffolk's arduous trail marathon, the Daffodil Dawdle.

SEVERAL members of the North Norfolk Beach Runners took advantage of a gap in the county race schedule to travel to races far and wide.

Vinnie Purdy and Colin Stark took a short hop across the county border to compete in Suffolk's arduous trail marathon, the Daffodil Dawdle.

As ever, the two long-distance specialists ran the entire course together and were rewarded with a joint first-place finish in a time of 4-16.

Also in Suffolk were John Christopher and Brenda Kinch, taking on the Stowmarket Half Marathon.


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John put in one his best performances for some time, finishing 16th overall in an excellent time of 1-23:08 and looks well set to challenge for a sub three-hour marathon in London.

Brenda too is heading for London on the 26th and tuned up well with first place in her age group, clocking a superb 1-53:51.

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Meanwhile Rob and Karen Emery went further afield and entered the Reading Half Marathon.

Rob set a personal best for the distance clocking 1-44:34 whilst Karen also had a terrific race to cross the line in 2-38:56.

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