Stody cross country run benefits Break charity

A cross country run in aid of north Norfolk-based charity Break attracted 130 runners of all ages and abilities.

The annual Hunny Bell Cross Country, is held on the Stody Estate, with courses of two, three and five miles for under-13s, under-17s and adults.

The popular event, sponsored by the Hunny Bell pub, in Hunworth, is organised by Break and Terry Quigley, of the North Norfolk Beach Runners, Ross Haddow from the Stody estate, and an army of volunteers who marshal, time-keep, deal with registrations and provide refreshments.

Proceeds will help Sheringham-based Break's work providing holidays and respite care for children and adults with learning disabilities from all areas of the country.

The results of yesterday's event were: under 13s: boys - 1 Hamish Selby 16.03mins; 2 Jason Minns 18.11; 3 Jake Saunders 18.25. Girls - 1 Catherine Broster 16.15; 2 Georgina Massingham 19.47; 3 Charlotte Allen 21.33. Under 17s: boys (two entries) - Adam Buckenham 16.21; Ryan Buckenham 19.24. Girls - 1 Juliet Broster 16.56; 2 Bethany Curtis 21.07; 3 Bethan Cornell 21.18. Adults: men - 1 John Battrick 30.50; 2 Michael Eccles 31.19; 3 Quinton Brown 31.42. Women - 1 Molly James 36.18; 2 Claire O'Hara 36.44; 3 Kim Reader 39.

* A classic vehicle run is set to take place in north Norfolk this weekend in aid of Break.

The St George's Day Classic Vehicle Run 2011 on Sunday, April 17, is open to all classic, collectable, unusual or interesting vehicles.

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The run, which has been organised in association with the North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club (NNCVC) and Strumpshaw Stream Museum, will start from the station car park in Sheringham and finish at the Strumpshaw Steam Museum, courtesy of William Key and family. Vehicles can arrive from 9am, although people need to phone Geoff Buckley on 01263 860676 to pre-book a time.

Entry is by donation to Break.

The run, of about 40 miles, is part of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club's Drive It Day Initiative.

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