Tim Earl, one of Waveney Valley Athletic Club’s most improved runners over the last few seasons, competed in a 30mile trail run and finished in an excellent second place.
Billed as the J W Ultra, the race, now in it’s fifth year, is held in memory of John Ward, one of the founders of Bournville Harriers Running Club, who tragically died suddenly in May 2007.
For most of the race, which runs along the canal towpath from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Bournville station in Birmingham, Earl was in the lead and was only overtaken by eventual winner Steve Marshall in the latter stages.
Earl’s time was 3:46.02. 48 runners finished the race.
At the world’s largest half marathon, The Great North Run, Jonathon Comyn recorded a p.b. of 1:38.31 finishing in 2,295th place from 37,482 finishers while closer to home, at the Ipswich half marathon, Nigel Herrod was 212th in 1:45.50 and David Pimlott 599th in 2:06.53 from an entry of 857.