Glorious blue skies and crowd-filled streets formed the majestic backdrop to Sunday’s Run Norwich, as a record turnout of runners ran the Community Sports Foundation (CSF)’s annual city centre 10k race.
The Kodiaq, marshalled all participants through the unchanged
course from the previous year, taking the runners on a scenic
10-kilometre tour through the heart of the city centre, passing many of
the city’s landmarks including Norwich Cathedral and Norwich City
The sunny conditions, while hot, were a lot more favourable than previous iterations, and spurred on by large crowds and the enthusiastic support of volunteers, close to 5,000 runners crossed the finish line in front of the City Hall.
Many of those running were taking part in their first organised running race, and the range of emotions at the finish proved testament to this.
The main race on Sunday is part of a 3-day festival where all entrants are invited to the Forum for the Run Norwich Expo to collect their race pack. This allowed many of the runners the chance to get up close and personal with the race vehicles in addition to the all-new Fabia red line, which caused quite the stir with its striking appearance.