Ten members of Waveney Valley AC ran the Second 10K race in a series of three held by Bungay Black Dog at Broome. In very warm, muggy conditions there were mixed results with three members setting new personal bests. Paul Harrod knocked 33 seconds off his previous best crossing the line in 50minutes 47seconds; Kevin Booth knocked 26 seconds off his best in 44 minutes 57 seconds and Joe Mayne flew around the course to lower his best to 48minutes 56 seconds. Jane Allard and Michaela Gooch, in their debut race for the club, finished in 55 minutes 35 seconds and 56 minutes 18 seconds respectively and should be very gratified having only recently starting running.
Bill Kingaby who has raced on a weekly basis this year (in a vain attempt to gain the Olympic B standard!) finally won his 60+ age category after 7 runners up spots.
Results:- 21st Tim Earl 40:33, 43rd Alan Fairs 43:57, 49th Bill Kingaby 44:22, 56th Kevin Booth 44:57, 80th Joe Mayne 48:56, 87th Ailsa MacDonald 49:12, 98th Paul Harrod 50:47, 121st Jane Allard 55:35, 125th Michaela Gooch 56:18, 126th David Pimlott 56:22 there was 173 entries.
On Saturday Tim Earl was racing again, this time at Norwich in the Lord Mayors 5k, in which the halfway point of the race has a cut off time of 10 minutes. This means the race attracts the fastest runners so Tim was happy with his time of 19.10 coming 63rd out of the 84 runners.
Ailsa MacDonald ran the Heveningham Hall 10K and was surprised to be third lady over the line, finishing 34th overall and winning her first trophy.
On Sunday Alan, Kevin, David and Joe decided to go on a training run, only to be attacked by the same seagull which had inflicted an injury to Joe a couple of weeks ago. Whilst pleased to avoid injury this time, it has been decided that as Joe is obviously a marked man it would safer not to run with him, at least until after the breeding season has finished!