Nearly 100 runners take on marathon around Breckland

Marathon and half-marathon winners (left to right) Howard Long, Trevor Wood, Rachel Gostling from th

Marathon and half-marathon winners (left to right) Howard Long, Trevor Wood, Rachel Gostling from the BTO, Sharon Nash and Sue Colledge. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell - Credit: Archant

First-time runners and the not so experienced completed a marathon which took in the beautiful Brecks scenery.

First-time marathon runners Natalie Chandler and Sally Saunders take on the Breckland Marathon. Pict

First-time marathon runners Natalie Chandler and Sally Saunders take on the Breckland Marathon. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell - Credit: Archant

The Breckland Marathon saw 95 runners compete in total, 60 which braved the full 26.2 miles and 35 who took on the half.

Starting at the British Trust for Ornithology's (BTO) site at Nuns' Bridges in Thetford, the route took it's competitors along the Little Ouse path. The route also went through Santon Downham and Brandon.

The winners of the half marathon were Wayne Cook with 1hour 32 minutes and Sarah Peachey with 1 hour 43 minutes.

The winners of the full marathon were Howard Long with 3 hours 43 minutes and Jo Summers with 4 hours 8 minutes.


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Trevor Wood was given a special mention. After leading for the most of the race, he came fourth after getting lost on the last leg. He ran an extra three miles in 3 hours 55 minutes.

The BTO hosted the event and the marathon raised £650 for the charity.

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