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This week’s club focus features Norwich Road Runners, a club who were originally formed by Ray Lindsey, Steve Sadd and Mike Futter for the first Norfolk Marathon in 1982 under the name Fitt Signs.

England international players will be taking part in a Senior 1 Star ranking event being hosted by Wensum Table Tennis Club on Saturday.

Norfolk are the Eastern Region champions at Under-13 level after taking victory in the competition for the first time in the county’s history.

Wells Sailing Club played host to the Sharpie National Championship, with a British fleet boosted by the presence of five Dutch Sharpies and one German.

It was a busy weekend at Horning Sailing Club, with 16 ladies taking part in a taster session on Saturday in beautiful sunshine and light winds.

Norfolk Punt Club’s White Boat Open saw 16 boats got out for some competitive sailing in light winds on Barton Broad.

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd admits the Young Lions must win their group to guarantee their Euro 2017 progress.

To adapt the words of Lord Nelson – “Norfolk expects every man to do their duty... at BSB Knockhill”,

Any round the clock race is tough on those involved, but the elation of completing the marathon cannot be underestimated – standing on the podium is the icing on the cake.

They were having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave. It was not so surprising, the fish were arising, and feeding all day.

I netted my first East Anglian chub around 1973, or was it 1974?

It was blazing hot at the MSG mountain bike races at Phoenix Park, Kentford near Newmarket, where the most technical parts of the course were in a former gravel pit.

Harleston Angling Club held their second junior match of the season.

The hot and sunny conditions at the Cambridge University track certainly helped the sprinters to perform outstandingly well in the Anglian Schools championships.

Norfolk’s hopes of reaching the quarter finals of the Middleton Cup suffered a blow on Saturday when they lost to Northamptonshire at Kingsthorpe 126-112.

Sandringham displaced Castle Rising at the top of Division One in the Norfolk Cricket League as they beat them by 97 runs.

County Arts Bowls Club hosted 12 students from the Open Academy as part of the club’s commitment to encourage juniors to start playing bowls.

Bob Carter went into the second leg of their Challenge Cup Final at Wymondham protecting a comfortable 16-4 points lead from the first leg played at Drayton and firm favourites to win the cup.

Starting a series on Norfolk’s running clubs, NEIL FEATHERBY profiles Reepham Runners

Rosie Smith may have been diminutive – she measured barely five feet – but there is no doubt the long-time secretary of Norfolk, and former President of the English Women’s Bowling Association, was a pocket dynamo.

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