Marham Flyers Dambusters Commemoration 10k

Thanks to Malcolm for this week’s report:

‘Sunday 4th June 2023 at 11:00 am around the perimeter of the RAF Marham (home of the F-35 Lightning a 5th Generation, multi-role, stealth fighter). 2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the most famous single air raid of World War Two, “Operation Chastise”, better known as the Dambusters Raid.

Arrived in plenty of time to pick up my number met with the other RntS runners. The start and finish is just outside the airfield perimeter a short walk from the car park / registration area. From the start the 10k course follows an anti-clockwise circuit of the RAF Marham airfield perimeter newly paved road, which is traffic free, clear views across the base. Apart from a gentle ascent/descent soon after the start it is flat course. The last mile is sheltered by the base buildings. One water station at 5K, no spectators the base is an active RAF station. It was 14 degrees at the start of the race and a strong breeze was blowing across the open landscape.

Prizes for first three men and women only all other runners had a goodie bag (usual packets of crisps, chocolate, a large Dambusters medal and a certificate of appreciation). Plenty of fruit (apples, bananas, oranges and slices of melon) and bottles of water.

All monies raised go to the RAF Central Fund Charity.

Malcolm Senior

Well Done to Runners-next-the-Sea’

Official Results:
Malcolm – 51:01
Will – 51:44
Michelle – 1:00:11
Ceridwen – 1:11:16