Broadland 5K Series Race 1

Five Waveney Valley Athletic Club members competed at the Broadland 5k, the first of a series of three races this summer held at South Walsham and organised by Norwich Road Runners.

The event proved particularly satisfying for two club members who improved their finishing times during last winter and have continued their progression into the summer.

Tim Earl ran a personal best time of 19:01, finishing in 37th place from a field of around 230 runners while Alan Fairs took nearly ten seconds off his previous best time to record 20:33, in 76th.

Veteran Bill Kingaby, whose best times remain a distant but pleasant sporting memory, finished 90th in a time of 21:07, with Kevin Booth just a few places behind, running very well in his first race at the 5k distance, in 93rd in 21:16.

Dale DePasquale crossed the line in 174th, in 26:28, despite being affected by a severe stitch in the latter stages of the race.