The Alex Moore Memorial Relay

A big thanks to all runners who took part in the Alex Moore Memorial Relay, on what turned out to be a very warm and sunny day, with a record entry of 77 teams.

The overall race winners were, impressively, a Mixed Gender team, 'WVAC1', from Waveney Valley AC, in an astonishing time of 1:16:49. The Ladies Masters winners were 'Dereham I' and the Ladies Senior winners 'Wymondham AC 2'. The Mens Masters winners were 'Blood, Sweat and Beers' from NRR, and  'Blink and you will Miss em' from Coltishall Jags won the Mens Seniors race (our timekeepers don't blink).

Full results here.

 

About the race

A relay race around the village of Skeyton. Teams consist of three runners: 1st runner (1 lap - 2.2 miles), 2nd and 3rd runners (2 laps - 4.4 miles) and together (all 3 runners as a team) (1 final lap - 2.2 miles)

Alex Moore was a former Norfolk Gazelle who died in a sky diving accident in 2en003 at the age of 24, leaving a fiancée, Clare Neve. An RAF Corporal, originally from Caterham in Surrey, Alex was a talented runner who joined Norfolk Gazelles in 2001. To celebrate Alex's life, Norfolk Gazelles set up the Alex Moore Memorial Relay in 2004. Starting from The Goat Inn in Skeyton, the race is for teams of three and is run over one of Alex's regular training routes close to the former RAF Coltishall where he was based. The race has a relaxed, fun atmosphere enjoyed by runners and their families and attracts over 30 teams from across Norfolk. There is also a bench on the Marriott's Way to remember Alex and the training runs he shared along this route with his fellow Norfolk Gazelles.

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