Waveney AC athlete Sam Lines is making a name for herself

PUBLISHED: 08:48 27 October 2017

Waveney Valley AC runner Sam Lines during the East Coast 10k. Picture: Bill Kingaby

Waveney Valley AC runner Sam Lines during the East Coast 10k. Picture: Bill Kingaby


Waveney Valley Athletic Club member Sam Lines put in a first-class performance at the East Coast 10k by finishing first lady, completing the race more than two minutes faster than last year.

Sam has made considerable progress since rejoining Waveney Valley two years ago and continues to build a reputation as one of the region’s top female athletes.

The race, staged at Great Yarmouth, had over 700 runners, with Sam finishing 10th overall, and first Waveney, in a time of 37.59.

There were 37 members of the club in the race with Mark Thompson next in 14th in a time of 38.16 followed by Lloyd Scriven in 57th in 42.27 and Andy Ayers in 81st in a personal best 43.11. That was more than seven minutes faster than last year’s race, when, as a new member, he ran his first 10k.

There were personal bests also for Sarah Norman (50.17), Stephanie Pimlott (50.54), Jon Andrews (53.00), Lee Roth (55.20), John Skelly (55.21), Dave Catchpole (57.18), Gavin Hamilton (59.15), Caroline Clamp (59.19) and Emma Hollidge (1.00.57).

There were debut 10ks by Darrel Roberts, Grainne Purvis, Mark Spackman and Amy Liddell-Andrews.

Tim Earl competed in the Melbourne Marathon and finished in 426th place in 3:09.45 and also running marathons were Alan Richardson in Leicester (4:51.02), Mark Smith in Budapest (4:11.09) and Jason Browne in Palma de Mallorca (3:48).

Jayne Richardson achieved a personal best at the Leicester Half Marathon, recording a time of 2:17.41, and Daren Coulter took part in the Saxmundham five mile event and finished 51st out of 166 in 39.52.

On Sunday, five members competed in the Trowse 10k. Colin Galer was 50th in a personal best 42.56, Louise Adamson 380th in 58.36, Alan Varle 385th in 58.49, Sarah Etherton-Nicoll 436th in a personal best 1:02.10 and Beth Bell 520th in 1:11.11.

At the Great South Run in Portsmouth, also on Sunday, David Joyce recorded a time of 1:28.02 and Louise Harrod 1:29.57, both in their 10-mile debut races for Waveney Valley.

The latest Gorleston parkrun saw 279 people run, jog or walk the course, of whom 14 were first timers.

Marc Evans (VM35-39) of Great Yarmouth Road Runners was first over the line in 18.12.

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