Members of Waveney Valley Athletic Club competed in a number of races over the last fortnight as the summer fixtures contain a variety of events around the U.K.
Angela and David Mower travelled north of the border to take part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon which, as is customary with big city races, had a huge entry of several thousand runners.
On a very warm day, competitors benefitted from the cool and cloudy conditions from the early morning start and both Angela and David were very satisfied with their performances. David finished the race in a time of 1- 51:00 and Angela clocked 2- 29:00.
On June 1, a record entry of 502 runners took part in the Kirton Friday Five, part of the Suffolk Grand Prix series. Bill Kingaby finished the race in 168th place in a time of 34:56. The following morning, David Pimlott competed in the Gorleston Jubilee Parkrun 5k and recorded a time of 26:38, his best time since 2007. His target, in this his 65th year, is to achieve gold standard times for his age.
Last week, seven members took part in race one of the Broome 10k summer series. After heavy showers earlier in the day, the course, around the country lanes north of Bungay bacame very muddy but it was a relief that the evening stayed rain free for the race.163 runners completed the race with Bill Kingaby first home for Waveney Valley in 48th place in a time of 43:59. David Mower recorded a personal best time of 48:49, in 86th place, as did Joe Mayne who took 25 seconds off his previous best in clocking 49:21 in 90th.Ailsa MacDonald finished just a few strides behind in 91st in a time of 49:39. In the ‘ Battle of the Grandad’s ‘, David Pimlott this time beat Stuart Smith. Pimlott was 114th in 54:47 and Smith 120th in 56:21. Angela Mower finished 153rd in a time of 1- 07:22.