Norfolk

Athletes pay tribute to runner who died in Round Norfolk Relay

Darryl Davis Image copyright City of Norwich Athletic Club
Image caption Darryl Davis died with the finish line of his stage in sight, his running club said

Tributes have been paid by fellow athletes to a runner who died in an endurance event on the Norfolk coast last weekend.

Darryl Davis, 46, collapsed during the 197-mile (317 km) Round Norfolk Relay and on Saturday the weekly Eaton Park Run in Norwich was dedicated to him.

Runners from clubs around the county took part in the tribute to Mr Davis.

Richard Polley from the Norwich club where Mr Davis was a member said he was an accomplished runner.

Image caption Some of the runners who took part in the tribute race for Darryl Davis at Eaton Park on Saturday

"Darryl was a really great bloke, a solid member of the club and very unassuming.

"It was a great shock to us all when he died and now, seven days on, members of our club and several others have come together to dedicate the Park Run to Darryl's memory."

The Round Norfolk Relay, which has 17 stages, is dubbed the longest continuous multi-terrain running relay in the UK and its route runs from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth.

Mr Davis died towards the end of his section at Cley-next-the-Sea.

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