Re-lay good Norfolk times

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Two local clubs took part in this year’s 196-mile Birkett’s Round Norfolk Relay.

It started at King’s Lynn’s Lynnsport, with 17 members in each team running around Norfolk, ending back at Lynnsport.

March AC stormed home in an impressive 24 hours and 9 minutes, coming 10th overall with 51 teams in total completing the event. Jevan Robertson won 1st prize in the junior male category for running stage 16. Debra Wait won the 1st lady prize, Geraldine Larham was 3rd lady, while Luke Fenner (15) completed his first relay, and was 2nd Junior male.

Four even made it into the top 100 runners: Wait 25th, Andrew Larham 31st, Geraldine Larham 81st, Karen Patterson 100th.

Times overall: Stage 1 Paul Hensby 16.81 miles, 1.58.01, (12th), 2 Andrew Fulcher 14.06 miles, 1.51.54 (31st), 3 Luke Fenner 5.76 miles, 41.16 (8th), 4 Mark Salmons 11.14 miles, 1.25.33 (23rd), 5 Lee Carey 10.81 miles, 1.20.13 (14th), 6 Simon Render 7.9 miles 55.26 (10th), 7 Andrew Larham 9.24 miles, 1.01.36 (12th), 8 Geraldine Larham 7.52 miles 52.49 (16th), 9 Billy Bremner 17.86 miles, 2.03.33 (15th), 10 Mick Stacey 14.67 miles, 1.46.26 (16th), 11 Rik Ware 12.45 miles, 1.35.50, (24th), 12 Debra Wait 19.67 miles, 2.24.00 (14th), 13 Simon Oldfield 13.25 miles, 2.01.25 (47th), 14 Justin Elvidge 7.27 miles, 56.13 (22nd), 15 Karen Patterson 10.59 miles 1.16.32 (19th), 16 Jevan Robertson 5.49 miles, 33.37 (2nd), 17 Wayne Stimson 11.73 miles, 1.25.14 (24th).

Fenland Running Club fielded two teams for the third successive year and finished 13th and 30th, but exceeded expectations by winning the Mixed Team category prize.

Notable individual performances were Sarah Gauvin as 2nd LV on stage 9, Maire Irlam as 1st LV on the 17 and Clive Harrod with a superb sub-7 minute mile average. The pace estimating skills of Tom Salway resulted in FRC Mixed also winning the Best Time Estimate award.

Results (stage, distance, Mixed Team runner, time, Open Team runner, time): 1 16.81 Andrew Plume 2:01:42 John Chapman 2:14:18; 2 14.06 Gary Bligh 1:41:57 Rod Sinnott 1:49:30; 3 5.76 Jay Gilbert 0:49:26 Ann Trett 0:49:14; 4 11.14 Sean Connolly 1:19:14 Paul Griffin 1:26:08; 5 10.81 Stuart Follen 1:23:00 Colin Simpson 1:28:14; 6 7.90 Ellen Drew 1:01:31 Sue George 1:12:10; 7 9.24 Melanie Murdoch 1:12:05 Paskey Ruggiero 1:16:27; 8 7.52 Nicky Jennings 0:55:42 Michelle Gilbert 1:02:06; 9 17.86 Sarah Gauvin 2:20:17 Dan Wate 2:24:12; 10 14.67 John Shaw 1:59:22 Stewart Harrison 2:03:49; 11 12.45 Katie Ward 1:41:25 Adam Oakes 1:54:51; 12 19.67 Martin Jennings 2:14:17 Andre Pittock 2:30:13; 13 13.25 David Goldspink 1:35:46 Keith White 1:45:57; 14 7.27 Dean Clark 0:52:04 Richard Betts 0:53:13; 15 10.59 Tim Chapman 1:14:27 Clive Harrod 1:13:34; 16 5.49 Paulina Zub 0:44:02 Sharon Bird 0:50:29; 17 11.73 Maire Irlam 1:26:39 Adam Chown 1:30:28. Totals 196.20, 24:32:58, 26:24:53.