Waveney Valley AC member Bob Milner recently completed a tough long distance achievement when he finished the third of three ultra distance races within a year. His arduous challenge started early last year with the Peddars Way 48 mile race which he finished in a time of 10 hours, 14 minutes and 53 seconds. He followed this with a 100 kilometre event in June, crossing the finish line in 14 hours, 41 minutes and 34 seconds.
His final race was the 50 kilometre King’s Forest event towards the end of last year, where he recorded a time of 4 hours and 32 minutes. He finished in an excellent 8th place and received a ‘grand slam’ award for being a triple ultra finisher.
29 members took part in last Sunday’s Freethorpe 10m race on a day when competitors certainly felt the very cold northerly wind during the second part of the race. Trophy winners for Waveney were Zoe Chase for 2nd ladies 40-44 and Lisa Knights 2nd ladies 45-49. Zoe and Lisa, together with Becky Langford, were also veteran team award winners. There were personal bests recorded by Lloyd Scriven 1.03:59, Mike Quantrill 1.08:28, Bob Milner 1.09:07, Lisa Knights 1.13:19, Daren Coulter 1.14:01, Christine Moore 1.27:35, Rosemary Plant 1.37:18, Gavin Hamilton 1.42:33 and Donna Milner 1.43:38. 699 runners completed the race.
At the Snetterton 10k there was another good turn out from the club with almost 30 members taking part. In fine conditions on the flat course, there were PB’s by Zoe Chase 41:44 ( 1st ladies 40-44 age category), Kerry Saunders 47:41, Louise Harrod 50:50, Lisa Stewart 52:30, Peter Lang 54:43, Alison Cooper 55:59, Jo Fisher 56:09, Lauren Finch 57:34, Jenny Caulfield 1.00:19, Claire Randall 1.00:56, Tara Carroll 1.04:23, Alison Barnard 1.04:24 and Fiona Houghton 1.10:24.
5k parkrun PB’s for January:- Sonny Neeve 24:00, John Skelly 24:49, Mary Jones 29:04, Oscar Chong 22:17, David Doddington 29:19, Emily Harding 42:43, Maggie Godfrey 29:34, Louise Carroll 31:10, Emma Collyer 41:46, Sarah Norman 23:03, Helen Wright 31:32, Geena Clarke 37:32 and Leon Neeve 19:39.