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The Run Norwich 10-kilometre road race follows a route around the city taking in some of its most fa

The Run Norwich 10-kilometre road race follows a route around the city taking in some of its most famous landmarks.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The winners of the first Run Norwich event in 2015 have proved they are no one-hit wonders - by triumphing in the race again this year.

Nick Earl and Tracy Barlow were the first man and woman across the finish line in the Sunday morning race.

More than 4,000 people took part in the city-centre event, which raised thousands of pounds for charities including Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, Nelson's Journey and Age UK Norwich.

Mr Earl, 31, has lived in Melbourne, Australia, for the past three years and flew back to the UK to take part in the run.

He said he was thrilled to be back in the fine city.

Mr Earl said: 'I'm a Norwich boy so I absolutely love coming home and doing this race.

'I stayed with the pack for the first five kilometres but coming up Rose Lane I had a surge and I dropped the rest of the pack. So it was hard work because I was running solo for the last five kilometres.'

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There were some alterations to course this year meaning bottlenecks were avoided at the start of the race, and competitors got to weave their way through the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.

But many runners found the hot and windy weather a challenge, and finishing times were generally down on last year.

Mr Earl finished in 00:32:23 while Ms Barlow crossed the line at 00:35:19.

Nicky Alford, 35, from Holt, was the eighth woman to finish.

She said: 'I think my time was a bit down but that must have been the same for everyone. I like the new course. It's so nice that people can cheer you on. You get so much support which is lovely.'

After the race, runners and thousands of others gathered at Chapelfield Gardens for a well-earned rest.

-See Monday's Norwich Evening News for an eight-page supplement of photos and stories from Run Norwich.

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