Published: Monday, 8th October 2018
More than 400 runners competed in Broadland District Council’s tenth annual Marriott’s Way 10K race yesterday (Sunday 7 October).
The race, which is sponsored by Whitwell and Reepham Station, saw runners gather to beat personal bests, fundraise for charity or to simply give it a go.
Broadland District Council Chairman, Cllr Judy Leggett, started the race at the starting point in Aylsham and presented the winners with trophies at the finish line in Reepham Market Place where runners were met by a cheering crowd.
The race uses a small section of the 26-mile long Marriott’s Way footpath, bridleway and cycle route. £1 of every runner’s entry fee has been donated to Norfolk Trails who maintain the path so it can be enjoyed for years to come.
This year’s event saw the second Marriott’s Way Children’s Fun Run, sponsored by Bure Valley Railway. Thirty seven children and young people took part in the one-mile run, some while wearing their favourite fancy dress outfits. All participants were awarded a Children’s Fun Run medal.
Cllr Claudette Bannock, member champion for sport at Broadland District Council, said:
“The Marriott’s Way 10k race yesterday was as popular as ever, with runners coming from all over Norfolk to take part. This was the tenth anniversary of the race, which made the day extra special and it was wonderful to celebrate this milestone with so many runners of all abilities. It was also great to see nearly 40 children enjoying the fun run beforehand and I have a feeling some of them could become 10k race champions in the future.”