Award recognises treasurer’s hard work

RUNNING: The Dereham Runners' Christmas award night was held at the King's Head Hotel. A well-attended evening saw over 40 members present, with food supplied by the hotel and a disco.

The Kiwi Trophy, awarded to the member who has served the club best over the past year, was presented to Hazel Cason, in recognition for her work as treasurer.

Most improved junior athlete: Ashley Jarvis; Sportshall athlete of the year: William Moore; Most improved senior runner: Todd Lake.

The Grand Prix series was held over only eight events, due to the cancellation of the Norwich half marathon.

Gill Woodhouse won the ladies' series and Todd Lake won the men's.

There was a special mention for Gary Slattery for his continued hard work for the club.

The New Year's Day Norwich parkrun saw Dereham runner Orla Jupp home in 35th place with a personal best time of 25:18, followed by John Richardson 48th in 28:19.

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There was a quiet turn-out of 62 runners, compared to a normal field of over 200.

The Wymondham 10k on the same day had 364 runners completeing the rural course. Clair O'Hara finished 121st in 46:53; Tony Barstard 139tg, 47:56; Darren Rowley 145th, 48:09; Micheal Jewiss 185th, 50:40; Gill Woodhouse 213th, 52:38; Anita Fortes 283rd, 58:04.