Last Wednesday, Waveney Valley Athletic Club members competed in race two of this year’s Wroxham 5k series.
Alan Fairs and Kevin Booth, clubmates and also work colleagues, have both made great strides since starting competitive running just a few year’s ago, making year on year improvement. Excellent personal best times were recorded again by both with Fairs clocking 20:24 to finish in 59th place and Booth 20:36 in 63rd from a field of just under 200 competitors.
Bill Kingaby was 69th in 20:52 and collected the trophy for second in the Mens 60+ age category. A first place in his category continues to elude him as he has now finished second on seven occasions this year.
David Mower, in his first race over the 5k distance, finished 96th in a time of 22:39 while Joe Mayne, who was the victim a few day’s earlier of a completely unprovoked attack by a seagull, and suffering also from an inflamed insect bite, was relieved to finish the race in 23:38 in 111th.
Paul Harrod was 124th in another very good p.b. time of 24:09 and prospective club member Rosie Grieve, who has been training at W.V.A.C’s Beccles base finished 171st in 28:59. In 180th position was Tracy Mayne who matched her time of 31:48 from race one of the series a month ago. Angela Mower, in her debut at the distance, was 182nd in 32:09.