Norfolk runners complete London Marathon

Hundreds of people from our region took part in the London Marathon yesterday - including Norwich City's chief executive David McNally.

Mr McNally completed the run in 3h 52m 35s and said on Twitter: 'Delighted to finish. Too hot though! PB (personal best) but a bit disappointed with time.

'Thank you again for many messages of support. I am very grateful. This is for NORCAS and in memory of my wife's parents who we lost recently.'

Hairdresser Tracy Fabb, from Stalham, ran for the first time and hopes to have raised about �2000 for animal rescue charity.

Faith For Animals In Trouble There's Hope, at Hickling.

She said: 'It was good but I don't know my exact time as I forgot to put my stopwatch on. I think it was about 4h 45m, which is a bit disappointing, as I was doing 23 miles in training in 3h 44m. But I was stuck behind so many people I could not get by them.

'I'm pleased I've done it though, but I'm walking back to the car with a limp, my feet are bleeding and I think I've lost a toenail. But It's really good with everybody cheering you on.'

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A trio of lifeboat men from north Norfolk ran wearing their full inshore lifeboat kit, drysuit, life jacket and helmet.

Will Amey, along with two other members of Cromer lifeboat crew, Jason King, and Dean Johnson, were raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and have already collected about �5000.

Part of their training for the marathon involved running up and down the east beach in Cromer, during lifeboat exercises.

Mr Amey said: 'We ran together and did it in 6h 45 m. I knew it was going to be difficult and I was nearly done at 14 miles. But it's one of those things that you can say you have done it. It was amazing with everyone giving you sweets and cheering you on.'

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