Over 300 runners compete in sun-soaked Broadland Half Marathon

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Emma Smythe and Ben Aspin reach the finishing line tog

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Emma Smythe and Ben Aspin reach the finishing line together in 218th and 219th place in a time of 2:08:54. Picture: Danny Bond - Credit: Danny Bond

Unattached runner Daniel Middleton produced an impressive performance to win yesterday's Broadland Half Marathon with something to spare.

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Michael Smith of Wymondham AC leads a mid-field pack r

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Michael Smith of Wymondham AC leads a mid-field pack round an early corner on the 13.1-mile route. Picture: Danny Bond - Credit: Danny Bond

He took first place in a time of one hour, 13 minutes and 19 seconds – over four minutes clear of second placed Michael Eccles of Norfolk Gazelles (1:17.20). Jeremy Rogers of Abbey Runners was third in 1:18.13.

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Some of the volunteer marshals from Norwich Road Runne

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Some of the volunteer marshals from Norwich Road Runners Club. Picture: Danny Bond - Credit: Danny Bond

The first woman over the line was Marie French (Ryston Runners) who completed the course in and around South Walsham in 1:24.53, a time that was good enough for 12th overall.

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Pictured is Andrew Mulligan of Coltishall Jaguars. Pic

Photos from the 2014 Broadland Half Marathon. Pictured is Andrew Mulligan of Coltishall Jaguars. Picture: Danny Bond - Credit: Danny Bond

The route started off in South Walsham and took competitors through Ranworth, Woodbastwick and Salhouse before looping back round towards Panxworth and back through Ranworth to the finish line at South Walsham Village Hall.

The event, organised by Norwich Road runners, attracted a field of 307 in very warm conditions for the 9.30am start. For the full results, click here.Men

1 Daniel Middleton (U/A) 1:13:19, 2 Michael Eccles (Norfolk Gazelles) 1:17:20, 3 Jeremy Rogers (Abbey Runners) 1:18:13.


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Senior Men: Chris Merrylees (North Norfolk Beach Runners) 1:23:27

Men 40-44: Jamie Seamark (North Norfolk Beach Runners) 1:19:32

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Men 45-49: Malcolm Tuff (Ryston Runners) 1:18:22

Men 50-59: Paul Muffett (North Norfolk Beach Runners) 1:21:29

Men 60+: Stephen Dady (Wymondham AC) 1:33:03

Teams

Seniors: North Norfolk Beach Runners (Chris Merrylees, Lynton Robert Battrick & Phil Quantrill)

Veterans: North Norfolk Beach Runners (Jamie Seamark, Paul Muffett & Hugh Brown)

Ladies

1 Marie FRENCH (Ryston Runners) 1:24:53, 2 Lorena Latisaite (Ryston Runners) 1:34:21, 3 Rachel Gillings (Norwich Road Runners) 1:34:27

Senior Ladies: Charlotte Neale (North Norfolk Beach Runners) 1:35:20

Ladies 35-39: Lucy Partridge (Norfolk Gazelles) 1:40:31

Ladies 40-44: Joanne Cox (Bungay Black Dog AC) 1:41:47

Ladies 45-54: Lucy Campbell (North Norfolk Beach Runners) 1:46:47

Ladies 55+: Andrea Osborne (North Norfolk Beach Runners) 1:52:48

Teams

Seniors: Ryston Runners (Marie French, Lorena Latisaite & Juliette Meek)

Veterans: North Norfolk Beach Runners (Christina Walker, Emily Haughton & Lucy Campbell)

For the full results, click here.

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