Soapbox Derby fun

There were thrills, some spills and a lot of fun at the Cromer Soapbox Derby this year.

With 30 karts and 35 drivers from as far afield as the Midlands, the event has been hailed a great success by carnival chairman Tony Shipp.

“We had the biggest number of karts, it was great weather – the heavy rain held off until after the event – and it was a great afternoon,” he said.

The route took in the A149 and Beach Road and there were some fast times recorded.

The winner of the adult class was Oliver Richardson, who completed the course in 26 seconds. The winner of the 16-18-year-old class, Christoper Daykin, clocked a winning time of 27 seconds, and in the 10-15-year-old class, Alfie Childs and Emily Flowerdew tied for the prize with a time of 35 seconds.

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