Yarmouth 5 Mile, Friday 5 & Parkruns

Nine personal best times were recorded by members of Waveney Valley Athletic Club at the third and final race in this years Great Yarmouth promenade 5-mile series. Though most of the club’s leading athletes were unavailable for the final race, almost two dozen existing and new members formed part of a 278 strong field of runners.
Bob Milner, Matt Baldry, Jason Browne, Mike Illingsworth, Duncan Carter, Vicky Wood, Lisa Wilson, Tracie Ashford and Zoe Caston achieved pb’s, while Ray Knights made his debut appearance for the club. Mike Quantrill completed the course with his daughter Bethany, who was running a 5-mile race for the first time.
Harriet Lyman was awarded the first place trophy again in the Junior Girls 15-17 age category to complete a well deserved set of three for the series.
WVAC results- 39 Kyle Bowles 31:51, 60 Bob Milner 32:55pb,62 Harriet Lyman 33:05, 69 Steve Carruthers 33:25, 88 Matt Baldry 34:27pb, 94 Jason Browne 34:38pb, 98 Bill Kingaby 35:01, 104 Mike Illingsworth 35.31pb, 131 Ray Knights 36:50, 145 Steve Gibbs 37:46, 154 Duncan Carter 38:25pb, 174 Rebecca Harris 39:47, 185 Becky Langford 39:49, 213 Vicky Wood 42:51pb, 229 Lisa Wilson 44:08pb, 245 Tracie Ashford 46:25pb, 252 Mike Quantrill 46:45, 259 Zoe Caston 48:10pb and 260 Sarah Phillips 48:11.
Two evenings later, Bill Kingaby was the lone club entrant in the Framlingham ‘ Friday Five ‘ and finished 85th from 304 runners in a time of 34:54.
At Saturday’s Lowestoft 5k parkrun, there were personal bests for Ray Knights 22:33 and Laura Head 31:40 while at the Gorleston parkrun Angie Jeffs ran a new best of 39:32 and Bob Milner 18:57. New member Liam Nudd ran a time of 19:34