Huge Norwich crowds see record number of finishers in Lord Mayor’s run

Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

There were record numbers of 175 finishers in Saturday's Lord Mayor's 5k City Centre Classic race, run on traffic-free streets just before the Lord Mayor's Procession.

Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The large crowds were treated to a cracking race as local talent battled with some of the best runners from around the UK, in the event organised by City of Norwich Athletic Club (CoNAC).

With entry limited to those capable of finishing the 5km course in under 20 minutes, and automatic disqualification for those failing to make the halfway point in 10 minutes, this race always attracts a high-calibre field.

John Beattie from Newham & Essex Beagles was first man home in 14 minutes 35 seconds, closely followed by CoNAC's Tom Hook (14:37). CoNAC's Alex Dunbar (14:47) was fourth. Helen Davies of Ipswich JAFFA RC was the fastest lady by more than half a minute, completing the two-lap course in 16:45.

Find out about CoNAC events and membership at www.conac.org.uk.

Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Scenes from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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