Race two of the Gt Yarmouth 5-mile promenade road race series produced a number of personal best times from Waveney Valley Athletic Club members.
David Mower’s performance really stood out with an improvement of almost a minute and his time of 35:35 secured him his first diamond standard age-graded run. He finished 92nd and, like race one, was placed third in his age group, just outside the race prizes.
There were commendable p.b’s also from Peter Lawrence, 161st in 39:56 and Patricia Tuttle, 187th in 42:25.
Bill Kingaby led the team home, finishing 71st in 34:29 and was awarded second prize in his age group. Stephen Gibbs was 121st in 37:54, Joe Mayne 135th in 38:40, David Goosey 188th in 42:26 and Stuart Smith 198th in 43:36. Around 250 runners started the race, which was selected as a fixture of the Runners Centre Grand Prix series, ensuring a strong entry from club runners throughout the region.
Bill Kingaby and David Mower were back in action a few days later, racing in the Dereham 10 mile event last weekend. In a field of 279 runners – in which many were competing for awards in the Norfolk County 10 mile championships – Kingaby finished 73rd in 1-12.53 and won the trophy for third place in the Mens 60-64 age group.
Mower finished 113th, recording a time of 1-16.51, which was another personal best for him of more than two minutes. Having also run a new best time at the Fritton Lake 5k parkrun on May 3, it was his third p.b. in just over a week.