Photo gallery and video: City of Norwich Half Marathon 2015

The City of Norwich Half Marathon pound around the course., with eventual winner Adrian Mussett (num

The City of Norwich Half Marathon pound around the course., with eventual winner Adrian Mussett (number two) second from right. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The 31st edition of the City of Norwich Half Marathon has been completed smoothly, despite a dusting of overnight snow and icy conditions greeting competitors this morning.

Over 2,230 runners lined up at the start line at the Norfolk Showground for the race's first year with a new course, dropping it's two-lap format for a one-lap course.

The race, again sponsored principally by Norwich chartered accountants Larking Gowen, went through Easton and Colton before heading towards Honingham and looping back round towards Barnham Broom and then through Marlingford to return to the showground.

Adrian Mussett of Colchester Harriers was the first person to cross the line, finishing the 13.1 miles in one hour, nine minutes and 46 seconds – to claim the event's winner's medal for the fifth time.

He was followed by City of Norwich AC (CoNAC) duo Piers Arnold, in 01:10.14, and Matthew Bidwell, 25 seconds further back.

The first woman to finish was Helen Davies of Ipswich Jaffa, previously known for her success using her maiden name, Decker.


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The 36-year-old represented England in the marathon in the Commonwealth Games in India in 2010, having finished as the second English lady in the London Marathon.

The Ipswich athlete finished in 24th overall, ahead of last year's winner Sarah Stradling, who finished in 01:21.59 in 46th overall to miss out on her sixth win. CoNAC's Charlotte Rose was the third woman home, in 53rd place, in 01:23.31.

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For more details and reaction from the winners, see tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press or Norwich Evening News.

Click here for full results from this year's race.

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