Thousands take to streets for Grand East Anglia Run

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The 2021 Grand East Anglia Run sets off from the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

Thousands turned out for a 10K run through an historic Norfolk town.

The Asda Foundation Grand East Anglia Run winds through the heart of King's Lynn and the Ouse waterfront.

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Adrian Mussett (green vest) led from the start and would go on to win the race - Credit: Chris Bishop

Runners were on their marks on the Tuesday Market Place and off under grey skies dead on 9am.

First home in just under 33 minutes was Adrian Mussett, a 49-year-old sailmaker from Colchester who is no stranger to the podium.

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Winner Adrian Mussett, from Colchester Harriers, crosses the finishing line at the Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

"I've won it a couple of times," he said at the finishing line. "I love running here. It's a good atmosphere, it's well-organised."


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West Norfolk council leader Stuart Dark was applauding runners in.

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Runners leaving the Tuesday Market Place at the start of the 2021 Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

"After a difficult year and a half it's just great to have everyone back," he said. "It's brilliant seeing everyone back, everyone smiling, everyone enjoying it again." 

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Second in the main race was Neil Adams from North Norfolk Beach Runners, while Wayne Lathwell from Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club was third.

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Scenes from the Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

Top females were Olivia Walwyn, Amy Beck and Lucy Mapp.  

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Runners leaving the Tuesday Market Place at the start of the 2021 Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

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Thousands took to the streets of King's Lynn for the Grand East Anglia Run - Credit: Chris Bishop

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Runners leaving the Tuesday Market Place at the start of the 2021 Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

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Runners leaving the Tuesday Market Place at the start of the 2021 Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop

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Runners leaving the Tuesday Market Place at the start of the 2021 Grand East Anglia Run in King's Lynn - Credit: Chris Bishop


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