Nearly two dozen members of Waveney Valley AC took part in the third and final race in the Bungay Summer 10k series. The club’s most award-winning athlete in the series has been Jim Burgess, who joined the club last year and since then has made a real impact with notable performances in 5k, 5 mile and 10k events.
The Bungay Summer series, in particular, proved successful for him with first place in the M45-49 age category in all three races. Steve Carruthers, Dan Critoph and Donna Milner all ran personal best times in race 3, Donna knocking almost six minutes off her previous best. Results: 4 Jim Burgess 36:49, 8 Steve Carruthers 38:48 PB, 11 Lloyd Scriven 39:55, 45 Stuart Spurgeon 44:12, 49 Chris McAllen 44:21, 53 Chris Strange 45:08, 67 Jason Chong 47:28, 69 Bob Milner 47:33, 74 Dan Critoph 47:42 PB, 86 Becky Langford 48:44, 92 Tris Holtzer 49:08, 134 Cheryl Goymer 53:55, 140 Jon Andrews 54:34, 141 Dave Catchpole 54:46, 145 Stuart Smith 55:08, 162 Alison Cooper 57:44, 169 Tina Winney 58:20, 170 Kate Holtzer 58:25, 180 Michaela Gooch 59:43, 182 James Gooch 59:45, 189 Donna Milner 1:01.31 PB, 199 Bill Kingaby 1:03.14.
On Saturday, the club held its summer BBQ and awards presentation evening at the Lowestoft & Yarmouth Rugby Club. Trophies were presented to members for their achievements over the last club year with 67 runners awarded for age-graded standard times over three different distances. Awards: PLATINUM – Matt Jeffries, DIAMOND – Steve Carruthers, Wayne Freeman, Bill Kingaby, Samantha Lines, David Mower, Dylan Neeve, Karim Ouaddane, Mark Thompson, GOLD – Louise Adamson, Andy Ayers, Matt Baldry, Tim Earl, Lisa Knights, Becky Langford, Harriet Lyman, Liam Nudd, Chris Pimlott, Mike Quantrill, Alan Richardson, Patricia Tuttle, SILVER – Jason Browne, Daren Coulter, Antony Croucher, Steve Gibbs, Daniel Harris, Paul Harrod, Louise Harrod, Ian Hawkes, Joe Mayne, Bob Milner, Tim Moore, Leon Neeve, Sarah Norman, Paul Peek, Stephanie Pimlott, Grainne Purvis, Jayne Richardson, Darrel Roberts, Mark Smith, Stuart Smith, Stuart Spurgeon, Billy Underdown, Alan Varle, Ricci Wilson, BRONZE – Jon Andrews, Emma Branch, Susannah Close, Jon Comyn, Caroline Clamp, Dan Critoph, Camilla Darling, James Drake, Sarah Etherton-Nicol, David Goosey, Demelza Hammond, Tris Holtzer, Kate Holtzer, Malcolm Huggins, Sarah Phillips, Angela Mower, Amanda Scarff, John Skelly, Emily Skelly, Lisa Wilson, Vicky Wood, Tina Winney.