Great East Run 20K & 10K

Five members of Waveney Valley Athletic Club competed last weekend in the Adnams Brewery Great East Run 20k and 10k races organised by Bungay Black Dog Running Club.

Bill Kingaby and Richard Gallard ran in the main 20k event which had an entry of just over 250 runners. Kingaby finished in 78th place in a time of 1:33.02. He was fourth in his age category, just one place outside the race prizes, and first in this race in his age category in the Suffolk affiliated club’s Grand Prix road race series.

Gallard, having recovered from a recent injury, ran close to his team mate and finished just a few places behind in 85th in 1:33.49.

In the 10k supporting race Chris Pimlott, despite having the misfortune of losing his timing chip from his shoe during the race, was still recorded as sixth finisher in a time of 38:47. Paula Lambert, in her third race in as many weekends was 73rd in 53:35 and Tracy Mayne, continuing her return to competition after her shin splints operation in the summer, was placed 155th in 1:06.43. There were 179 finishers in the 10k race.

The races, which started at Bungay Sports Centre, took in the countryside and villages between Bungay and Halesworth and all finishers received a bottle of Adnams beer, medallion and goodie bag from the sponsors and organisers.