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Sandringham Estate
Sunday 11th December

The club championships take place this Sunday at Sandringham. If you wish to be competitive, you should run the course appropriate for your age-group in the East Anglian league (eg M21 on brown, W21 on blue etc.). The results will then be processed by a highly complex mathematical handicapping algorithm factoring age and course, and will tell us the overall male and female champions. Last year’s winners were Mick Liston and Kim Eden. There are also prizes for winners in junior and senior age-groups. If you are the current holder of any trophy, please bring it along on Sunday.

The presentation should take place about 1:30. Do please stay. There’s a café and gift shop to enjoy after your run.

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Norwich City Race Review

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the Norwich City Race. I’ve now done over 20 such races all over the country, and I would honestly rank this as one of the best I have done. My enjoyment of an urban race tends to be determined by 2 factors. Firstly, is the ‘terrain’ interesting? Norwich certainly ticks this box with cathedral, castle, bridges, underpasses, ancient alleyways. Secondly, does the planner keep you thinking all the time? Paul certainly did this. Even with intimate knowledge of the city, I still had to think hard about most legs, discovered new places, and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. So well done and thanks to all who worked so hard to put  on both this event and the Blickling Event on the Saturday..

As for the race itself, well done to William Blyth-Bartram and Angus Toms who won the M12 and M16 courses respectively. On the Men’s open course, I enjoyed a great scrap for 3rd place with Nick and Laurence. Nick had obviously done his homework on the Castle Gardens. He led the whole race after 3 legs, and kept ahead of Laurence and me until half way. Laurence then took over for about 20 minutes until he lost time at time at the tricky number 227. I then took the lead of our 3-way battle, and with the last 3 legs being in my place of work, I thankfully held onto it. We finished 3rd, 4th and 5th, behind the European urban league winner (Jack Kosky) and the British league winner (Leon Foster).


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