Norfolk Relay Success
Date:16 Sep 2002
Category:Race
Article:Will Atkinson Writes:
Once again Headington's RNR team pulled off a best ever result this weekend with 2nd place overall and a cheque for 100. We also took the Open Competition, now much the biggest category, for the 4th time in 5 years. And, for good measure, we won the Visitor's Cup for the best out-of-county team. Gary was a stage winner and Jude missed out by just 2 seconds on best overall age-graded performance by a woman. Can we get a bigger trophy cabinet?

Thanks to all who ran, drove cars, cycled and humoured me that they understood the transport spreadsheet, to Kit, who drove the minibus, to Jack Griffiths, who kept the race together by phone for the whole 20 hours, and to Simon Nickau, who acted as timekeeper for the whole race and still looked cheerful at the end of it. Special thanks to John Griffiths, the team supremo, who thought of everything while managing to convey the impression that he hadn't thought of anything. Even the bicycle lamps worked this year.

Stage Start Finish Distance Runner Time Grade(\%) Pace Pos
1 King's Lynn Hunstanton 15.18 Martin Gainsbo. 01:30:27 77.16 05:57.5 2
2 Hunstanton Burnham-o-S 12.25 Luke McNeill 01:18:11 70.90 06:22.9 2
3 Burnham-o-S Wells 6.12 John Worth 00:42:06 63.75 06:52.7 6
4 Wells Salthouse 12.96 Roger Thetford 01:16:47 78.63 05:55.5 7
5 Salthouse Cromer 10.09 Jude Craft 00:59:43 83.43 05:55.1 3
6 Cromer Mundesley 5.89 Marie-Ann Fisc. 00:41:56 70.93 07:07.2 11
7 Mundesley Lessingham 9.95 Iona Robertson 01:02:44 78.81 06:18.3 4
8 Lessingham Winterton 10.52 Chris Dettmar 01:01:42 76.39 05:51.9 2
9 Winterton Gt Yarmouth 8.3 John Griffiths 00:52:01 74.68 06:16.0 5
10 Gt Yarmouth Geldeston 15.08 Gary Harris 01:26:25 80.19 05:43.8 1
11 Geldeston Scole 20.2 Hanno Nickau 02:16:04 71.45 06:44.2 5
12 Scole Thetford 17.77 Chris Nellins 02:02:03 73.55 06:52.1 5
13 Thetford Feltwell 13.98 Neville Baker 01:27:54 79.01 06:17.3 3
14 Feltwell Southery 7.77 Eddie Shoesmith 00:53:35 73.07 06:57.5 14
15 Southery Downham Mkt 6.76 Everard Robins. 00:47:13 77.21 06:59.1 8
16 Downham Mkt Stowbridge 5.49 Diane Moore 00:37:17 70.43 06:47.5 5
17 Stowbridge King's Lynn 11.73 Gavin Bird 01:16:08 70.90 06:29.4 8

Totals 190.04 20:12:16 06:22.8 2
Entered by: ANOTHER

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