Seaside double for Norwich RR

Norwich Road Runners completed a double Adnams Southwold 10k on Sunday as Tim Topper and Alexandra Smith took top men's and women's honours.

Topper ran out a comfortable winner over Ipswich Jaffa runner Brad Jones in a time of 34:09 while Smith cantered to victory in 41:41 with almost 700 people taking part in the race, which was raising money for the Adnams Charity and Suffolk Sports Aid.

Former Olympic runner Steve Cram handed out the medals afterwards to the pair while Emma Hibbert, of Adnams, paid tribute to members of the Bungay Black Dog Running Club for marshalling the event and to volunteer officials who were gaining experience ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Results: 1 Tim Topper (Norwich Rd Runners) 34:09 (Vet); 2 Brad Jones (Ipswich Jaffa) 34:53; 3 James McNally (Penny Lane Striders) 35:54; 4 Piers Arnold 36:10; 5 Matt Spencer 36:14 (Vet); 6 Adam Howlett 37:06; 7 Anthony Hopwood (Springfield Striders) 37:15; 8 Francis Fox (Felixstowe Rr Runners) 37:17; 9 Adam Cooney (Saxons) 37:20; 10 Dominic Oliver (Great Yarmouth & Dist) 37:21 (Junior); 11 Greg Trevelyan 37:33; 12 Ted Oldman (Bungay Black Dog) 37:47 (Junior); 13 Steve Ely (Norwich Rd Runners) 38:07 (Vet) 14 Richard Hanson (Mills & Reeve) 38:27 (Vet); 15 Will Law (Saxons) 38:37; 16 Nick Smith (Clopton Emu Breeders) 38:42; 17 Ricky Peacher (Framlingham Flyers) 38:43; 18 Mark Clues (Tri Anglia) 38:48 (Vet); 19 Neil Higgins 39:27; 20 Will Hardcastle (Clopton Emu Breeders) 39:34.


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