Freethorpe 10 & Parkruns

Waveney Valley Athletic Club members Bill Kingaby and Alan Richardson took part in the Freethorpe 10 mile road race last Sunday and both won trophies for finishing in the top three in their age groups.
The event was originally planned for January but was cancelled due to the snow. Two months on and the rescheduled race was spared the snow and ice but the bitterly cold east wind still posed a real challenge for the 168 runners.
Kingaby finished in 40th position overall and second in the M60-64 age group in a time of 1:12.48 and Richardson 125th – third in the M65-69 age group – in 1:27.02.
At the mainly off-road Fritton Half Marathon, four members of Waveney Valley competed. Jon Comyn was 22nd in 1:46.54, Ailsa MacDonald 60th in 2:01.49, David Pimlott 85th – first in the 60+ age group – in 2:12.13 and Anna Outlaw 91st in 2:15.25. There was a total of 117 finishers.
Recent 5k parkrun results: Gorleston March 2, Jon Comyn 13th 20:29; March 9, Mark Nussey 11th 21:16; March 16, Tamsin Desborough 47th 25:37. Fritton Lake February 23, Jon Comyn 3rd 21:48; March 2, Dominic Oliver 1st 17:48; March 23, Jon Comyn 1st 22:01.