Round Norfolk Relay
Another impressive RNR for C&C. After 21 hours and nearly 13 minutes' continuous circumnavigating, the 'A'-team took a rather brilliant victory in the Open class (no restriction on team composition; only a phenomenal CoNAC Club class team could make it round quicker). What's more we won the 'Visitor' cup. Congratulations to all seventeen plus support crew. The 'B'-team were pretty excellent too, finishing sixth in the Club class (minimum five female, six 'masters'), and second-quickest proper second team. Check the results for full details, and upload some pics to the gallery while there, but for now it's well worth acclaiming or stage winners Sullivan Smith, Tom Vickery, Axel Finke, Andrew Shields, Sophie Kelly and Maija Kozlova (the B's have signed the latter two to iron-clad long-term contracts); Andrew and A-team supremo John Ferguson nabbed cups for ludicrously good age-graded performances, whilst Sophie's midnight 18-miler was rated second-best female leg of the entire race. Top-threes also to Al Hodges, a drenched Isabelle Lemasson, Graham Anderson, Jo Davies and Matt Slater.
However, the greatest congratulations and thanks go to all who made it possible; many pitched in selflessly, but special mention to Fergie with the A-team aided by the sleep-deprived Graham and Becky Anderson, for the B's, the amazing Kris Semple and Charlie Ritchie as well as overnighters Andrew Parsons, Sarah Williams and Steve Bland, and on the Wissington interchange (which redefines the expressions 'middle of nowhere' and 'stupid o'clock'), wonder-foreman Bernie Shannon and changeover elves (ahem) me, Isabelle and Mike and Sue Brentnall.
Two Counties Half Marathon.
Looking to do an impromptu half marathon? Then look no further than the Two Counties, which still has places available on the day. And the day is Sunday, 10 th September, and the time is 10:00 am.
It all happens at East Carlton, near Market Harborough. There is a relay option too, each participant covering 3.275 miles.
Further details at www.twocountieshalfmarathon.co.uk and Facebook.