Panther Brewery Reepham 10K – Friday August 4 2023

Reepham Runners are a small running club based in the market town of Reepham.  They organise two races per year the Reepham 10K and a winter cross country you could be excused for thinking we were at the winter cross country with the weather being wet and windy the whole week prior to the event. Parking was at Reepham Scout Group and a donation directly from the race proceeds goes the Scouts Group. A walk across the Stimpsons Piece Recreation Ground to the race HQ to pick up race numbers.

What better way to spend a summer evening (not sure what happened to summer this year) than doing a mixed terrain run. The 10K course takes in the quiet country lanes around Reepham finishing on the Marriott’s Way trail  for the last 4.5 Km. A good turnout for Runners-next-the-sea with a quick couple of photos before all the runners were walked back to the start of the race on Kerdiston Road. After the final instruction we were off heading down the very narrow (approximately 3 people wide) county roads. Runners hit the trail at 5.5 KM at which point the narrow roads turned into even more narrow trail – Marriott’s Way – the Aylsham to Norwich single track disused railway line that is narrow.

The road section appeared to be all uphill and the trail wasn’t as wet and muddy as I had expected. Drink stations were at 3.5 Km and 7 Km and the finish was on the recreation ground.  Fortunately, the rain held off and the evening turned out warm.  This was a well organised with race plenty of marshals plus drinks and cakes available for purchase in the HQ.

Races always sound social when a brewery is mentioned in the race title. The finishers medal was the brewery’s logo with no beer in sight!!

The RntS runners were well supported with shouts from Ana; Pete – thanks for the photos; Gemma; Evette; Kevin B; David R; Libby; Denise and Stuart G apologies if I missed anyone.

Prizes 1st three Male and Female and ONLY 1st in 10-year age bands categories Male and Female awards were Sportlink vouchers.

Official Results:

David Coslett 40:07.6
Anthony Cude 40:24.3
Kevin Heyhoe 43:36.7
Lorraine Hunt 44:21.7 – PB
Shane Hunt 44:30.6
Tara Betts 45:18.8
Stuart Williams 45:48.1 – PB
Andrew Tuckett 48:21.0 – PB
Kevin Short 48:28.0
Cameron Raven 48:41.5
William Ayley-Dodd 48:45.2 – PB
Paul Woodhouse 48:57.2
Malcolm Senior 51:54.9
Bob Lyddon 52:55.5
John Kenyon 56:14.4
Marie Pacey 58:54.3
Kerrie Coslett 59:40.0
Laura Watson 59:40.5
Andy Payne 59:51.4
Vikki Powles 01:04:15
Michelle Finnegan 01:04:16
Mark Riseborough 01:04:16
Debbie Moore 01:04:29
Angie Barker 01:15:43
Catherine Thorpe 01:19:57


Tara – 1st in age group (6th overall – only one prize per individual per category)

Lorraine – 2nd in age group (5th overall)

Malcolm – 3rd age group

Note: Panther Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery based in Reepham. The name of the new brewery is a result of the inhabitants of this small Norfolk town of Reepham claiming to have seen a large panther-like cat prowling and secretly stalking the countryside. Its handcrafted ale is dedicated to this beautiful animal. Deliciously balanced with poise and a sleek finish, it is a celebration of the beast’s cunning and prowess (that’s the brewery wording not mine, although the beer does taste good).

Report by Malcolm Senior

Full results at