Report - Broadland Half Marathon 2018

Race report and results from the last Broadland Half Marathon

The final and rescheduled Broadland Half Marathon took place on Sunday 4th November starting from the Fairhaven Water Gardens in South Walsham.  With the original race being forced into cancellation due to the heavy snow in March the runners were greeted with a cool beautiful autumn day with bright sunshine on race day morning.

The undulating course runs through a number of quiet local villages presenting a good challenge to all participants; all encouraged on by the marshals and spectators.  Norwich Road Runners also took their own step with passing on plastic by using vegware biodegradable cups to give water to runners - these are expected to be used widely by other events in the coming months.

In total 273 finishers crossed the finish line to mark the end of popular event with a long history.

The results in the Male race:

  • Joe Skipper took overall victory with a superb time of 1:13.03.
  • Male runner up was Dominic Blake of Reepham Runners in a time of 1:16.18.
  • Third place was Christopher Hollingshead of Cannock & Stafford AC in a time of 1:16.44.

In the Female race:-

  • First lady was Emma Blake of Coltishall Jaguars with a time of 1:31.33.
  • Second place was Sarah Peachey of Wymondham AC with a time of 1:34.27.
  • Third place was Theresa Dooley in a time of 1:34.50.

In the team events the results were:

Male Senior team - Coltishall Jaguars Running Club

  • Andrew Mulligan
  • Lee Emmett
  • Scott Shruball

Male Veterans team - City of Norwich Athletic Club

  • Jan Kaiser
  • Ross Ashton
  • Mark Storey

Female Senior team - Coltishall Jaguars

  • Rebecca Pountain
  • Emma Wilcock
  • Charlotte Read

Female Veterans team - Coltishall Jaguars

  • Emma Blake
  • Vicky Tovell
  • Ruth Pilch

All the full results can be found here:

Broadland Half Marathon 2018

Volunteers from the Clubs' Social committee were on hand before and after the race to provide tea, coffee and cakes raising £599.28 for the Break charity.

Thank you to all the marshals and volunteers that made the event happen.  And thank you to everyone that has supported the Broadland Half Marathon over the years, the rise in popularity means we are really excited about moving to a new venue for March 2019 over at Ringland.  We are sure it will be another popular event and marks a new chapter in the history of races that Norwich Road Runners are delighted to stage.

The entries for the new race open on the 5th November Here.