Scores Race, Ipswich Half & Parkrun

Due to organising and marshalling committments, just a handful of Waveney Valley Athletic Club members competed in the Lowestoft Scores Race. Club road race rep.Tim Earl, however, assisted with the installation of the finishing line safety barriers then helped to take last minute entries at the registration and still found enough energy to take part in the race, finishing 19th in a time of 31:53. Whoever said men were no good at multi-tasking !. W.V.A.C’s other results:- 25 Lee Cousens 33:16, 38 Seamus Wrigley 34:26, 53 Jon Comyn 36:06, 67 Steve Gibbs 36:43, 69 Paul Harrod 36:55, 83 Paula Lambert 38:14, 86 Joe Mayne 38:28, 157 Shelley Haverson 46:23, 161 Amie Jane Williams 46:31, 162 Donna Boggis 46:31.
Last Saturday at the Gorleston 5k parkrun Ailsa MacDonald ran another personal best time of 23:06 and new member Cathy Aukland set a debut time of 28:10. The following day, three members took part in one of Suffolk’s premier races, the Ipswich Half Marathon, which had a bumper entry of just over a thousand runners. Paula Lambert clocked an excellent PB time of 1.48:29 in 386th place, Ailsa MacDonald completed a full weekend of racing in recording 1.54:52 in 525th and David Pimlott, at his highest level of fitness for several years was just outside his PB set in 2007. His time of 1.58:11, in 603rd place, was nearly ten minutes faster than in last year’s event.
At the Gorleston 5k parkrun on September 15, Tracy Mayne added to the successful list of PB performances by W.V.A.C members this year when she recorded a time of 31:34.