Members of Waveney Valley Athletic Club have been choosing from a variety of events to compete in over the last couple of weeks.
At the third and final race in this years Broome 10k series held last week, 179 runners took part with seven competing for Waveney Valley. Bill Kingaby led his clubmates home, finishing in 46th place overall in a time of 44:04 and for the second time this summer was presented with the trophy for first in the Mens 60+ age category. Steve Gibbs was 64th in 46:18 and Joe Mayne’s time of 49:00, in 87th place, was just outside his personal best. David Pimlott was 135th in 54:45 and Stuart Smith 138th in 55:41.
Donna Boggis and Rosie Grieve are coached by David Pimlott at the club’s Beccles base and as new members, ran creditable times of 1.00:21 (154th) and 1.00:41 (156th) respectively.
At the Worstead Festival 5 mile event, Chris Pimlott, in his first race this year, ran a time of 31:32 to finish 33rd from a field of 313 entrants. Bill Kingaby was 83rd in 34:59 and Stuart Smith 228th in 44:02.
Steve Gibbs recorded an excellent p.b of 21:28 at the Gorleston 5k park run on July 21 and four members competed in the Fritton Lake park run on July 28. Ailsa McDonald finished 15th, and first lady, in a time of 23:38 and Warren Hytch, making his debut appearance for Waveney Valley, was 27th in 28:48. Rosie Grieve was 30th in 30:37 and David Pimlott, running at a leisurely pace, eased round in 35th in 32:19.