444 go mad in Norfolk at former airbase

19a Chris Merrylees and Charlotte Neale

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There were 19 North Norfolk Beach Runners among the 444 finishers at the Mad March Hare 10k race organised by Coltishall Jaguars at the club's spiritual and now physical home, the former Coltishall airbase.

The course on taxiways and runways was definitively flat and traffic-free although a stiff north-wester had some runners struggling to get airborne.

First home among the NNBR contingent was Neil Adams in sixth place overall with a time of 37.31, followed by Chris Merrylees in 38.45 for ninth, with Adam Smart 15th in 39.37.

Two of the NNBR Super-Seventies team were there, as part of their preparation for a repeat of last year's triumph at the Ekiden Marathon Relay which will take place again at Woodbridge in July.

Mike Marshall clocked 1:03.03 for 375th and Liz Letzer 1:12.54 for 424th.

All agreed that the run was very well organised and the cake was particularly enjoyable.