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Sold-out field of 250 runners enjoy Coltishall Jaguars’ Mad March Hare 10K race

06:30 25 March 2014

The Mad March Hare 10K, run by Coltishall Jaguars from Frettenham Village Hall, with a full of entry of 250 people for the first time. Picture: Sze-Ming Cheung

The Mad March Hare 10K, run by Coltishall Jaguars from Frettenham Village Hall, with a full of entry of 250 people for the first time. Picture: Sze-Ming Cheung

Sze-Ming Cheung

Coltishall Jaguars saw a field of 250 runners take part in its annual Mad March Hare 10K after the event sold out of places for the first time in its history.

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The Mad March Hare 10K, run by Coltishall Jaguars from Frettenham Village Hall, with a full of entry of 250 people for the first time. Picture: Sze-Ming CheungThe Mad March Hare 10K, run by Coltishall Jaguars from Frettenham Village Hall, with a full of entry of 250 people for the first time. Picture: Sze-Ming Cheung

The race, from Frettenham Village Hall, was won by Paul Sanford in 33:36. The Norfolk Harriers member led almost from start to finish of the double loop course and opened up a sizeable gap from the 
chasing pack after the first 2km.

Sanford’s nearest rival, Mark Thompson (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) finished in 35:03 with third place going to Norfolk Gazelles’ Mark Grubb, who crossed the line in 35:17.

Closely following the leading group was female winner and Essex athlete, Sara Bird (Woodford Green AC) who came through the finish in a time of 36:03 and topped her last 10K performance at BUPA 2013 by three seconds. North Norfolk Beach Runners’ Emma Patel’s finishing time of 40:56 was enough to secure her runner-up spot.

To view the full results, follow this link.

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