Ely, Great North Run, Ipswich Half’s & Parkruns.

Waveney Valley Athletics Club member Beth Bell competed in her debut half marathon at the weekend in Ely. Finishing in a time of 2 hours 17 minutes. Beth started training at the Beccles beginners sessions earlier in the year and has tackled most of the shorter distances since then. Achieving many personal bests since her first race. She was accompanied by Rob Knights, who was given the same finish time. Beth’s mother Jo Fisk also took part, clocking 2 hours 10 minutes. 
Three members took part in the Great North Run on September 11th. Matt Baldry finished in 1:40:12, Bob Milner in 1:36:07 and Jo Fisk in 2:15:19. On the same day Paul Peel and Sarah Philips ventured to South London to take part in the Beckenham Half Marathon. Paul ran a time of 2:16:40 Sarah 2:16:44. 
At the Ipswich Half Marathon on September 18th, Liam Nudd finished 149th from an entry of more than 1,000, in a time of 1:41:48. Alan Richardson recorded a personal best 2:00:49, finishing in 514th place. On Sunday, Lisa Wilson joined a field of almost 300 hundred runners at the Jolly Jaguars 10K, held at Coltishall, and finished in a time of 55:43, in 161st place.
Members that have achieved personal best times this month at the 5k parkruns are :- Peter Andrews 21:30, Jon Andrew 24:21, Oakley Arnould 25:53, Abeni Beckham 29:58, Michaela Gooch 29:59, Sam Stevens 18:56, Billy Underdown 22:20, Ella Newman 26:49, Jayne Richardson 27:45, Samantha Claxton 27:56, Donna Milner 35:32, Amie Jane Williams 28:28, Michael Illinsworth 21:55 and Alan Richardson 27:36.