Biggest field for road race

Dereham Runners AC held their annual 10-mile road race on Sunday. They attracted their largest field to date, 280, for the 15th running of the race. The overcast sky made ideal conditions but the head-wind for the last three miles did not help times.

The club welcomed back Dereham resident Rob Joy who set a course record in 2007. He could not repeat it, but his strong run sealed victory in 53:54, followed by Richardson Bateson (Lincoln) in 56:13 and Stephen Gibbs (57:58).

The first two placings helped Norwich Road Runners take the team and county team awards and Joy took the county individual 10-mile cup.

The women's race was close for most of the race with Marie French finishing in 64:11 just pulling away from Nicky Alford was 30 seconds behind. The third and fourth positions were also close with Isabella List finishing 21 seconds ahead of Tanya Crofts in 68:47.

French took the county cup. Norwich Road Runners took the team prize and Wymondham took the county team cup.

The full individual results with category results and photographs can be found on