Great effort from Dereham runner Ellen in big event

PUBLISHED: 08:23 16 November 2017

Dereham runner Ellen Symonds turned in a promising display at Milton Keynes. Picture: Club

Dereham runner Ellen Symonds turned in a promising display at Milton Keynes. Picture: Club


Under-11 Dereham junior Ellen Symonds competed in the Chilton League, including the British Athletics Cross Country Challenge, at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes.

One of the youngest in a field of 77 athletes running in U11 girls’ 1.75k race, Ellen put in a great effort, finishing in 20th place in 7:46.

Memphis Symonds (City of Norwich), Ellen’s sister, ran 11:05 in the U13 girls 2.7k race, coming 19th.

Two North Norfolk Beach Runners competed in the King’s Forest 50k ultra over a four-lap off-road course near Bury St Edmunds.

Out of 125 finishers, Ivan Allen was first Beach Runner home in 83rd place with a time of 5.46.51,while Tony Money was 94th in 6.00.23.

Two Beach Runners went even longer in running the Autumn 100, a 100 mile ultra in the Thames Valley. Out of 242 starters, Maria Greaves was 89th overall and 13th female in 23.46.30, while Vinnie Purdy claimed 22nd place with a time of 19.41.36.


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