Published on August 31st, 2021 | by The GC Team0
Team spirit: Hughes headlines local relay race
Hughes Electrical has become a headline sponsor for the long-established Round Norfolk Relay (RNR) road race, which attracts around 1,000 runners annually and covers nearly 200 miles, starting and finishing in the seaport and market town of King’s Lynn.
The event, now in its 34th year, is scheduled to take place on 18/19 September and passes through many of the locations in which Hughes has stores.
The course is divided into 17 stages following the county boundary of Norfolk. From King’s Lynn it heads along the North Norfolk Coast taking in Hunstanton, Wells and Cromer before heading to Great Yarmouth. It then turns inland for the night stages, continuing to Bungay, Thetford and Downham Market before finishing back in King’s Lynn.
The Norfolk electrical retailer’s store locations include King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth and Thetford.
Hughes chairman Robert Hughes, who has either run in the event or supported others over the past eight years, said: “Tackling one of the night stages has always been the highlight of my running year, as it is for many others who enjoy the unique camaraderie.
“At Hughes Electrical we see ourselves as being at the very heart of the local communities in which we operate so it seems the perfect time to sponsor such an inspiring event.”
Hughes’ Malcolm Tuff has also taken part in previous events. “Running one of the closing stages can be very special, with the sun rising and birds singing,” he said. “Apart from the London Marathon, the RNR is the most exciting race of the year.”
Pictured left to right: RNR Race Director Martin Ive, Robert Hughes and Malcolm Tuff