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Liam Nudd sets new personal best at Freethorpe 10K to lead Waveney athletes home

PUBLISHED: 17:26 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:26 06 July 2017

Waveney Valley AC's Bill Kingaby, with the first place age category trophy. Picture: Bill Kingaby

Waveney Valley AC's Bill Kingaby, with the first place age category trophy. Picture: Bill Kingaby

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Members of Waveney Valley Athletic Club were active recently in two of the region's 10k road races.

On Sunday, in very warm, sunny and breezy conditions, 20 of the club’s athletes competed in the Humpty Dumpty event, one of the race sponsors being the nearby brewery of the same name.

The event took place at Freethorpe, near Acle, and included a steep hill at about halfway as the runners went through Reedham to head back to the race HQ at Freethorpe.

With the northerly breeze against them at this point, the second part of the race proved very tough.

First to finish for Waveney was Liam Nudd in 43rd in a personal best 41.36, then Steve Carruthers 62nd in 42.10, Billy Underdown 67th in 42.52, Wayne Freeman 93rd in 44.30 and Andy Ayers 110th in a personal best 44.56. Bill Kingaby was the club’s trophy winner of the day with first place in his age category. He was 131st overall in 45.49.

Other results: 136 Mike Quantrill 45.57, 153 Jason Browne 46.26, 171 Becky Langford 47.37, 221 Mark Smith 50.31, 303 Louise Harrod 54.22, 351 Lee Roth 55.41, 372 Emily Skelly 57.02, 411 Jenni Skelly 59.40, 428 Demelza Hammond 60.23, 464 Caroline Clamp 63.53, 485 Lisa Joyce 66.25, 488 Angelene Ayers 66.30, 507 Claire Green 68.59, 527 Camilla Darling 72.30.

A few evenings earlier, 15 members took part in the Bungay 10k series race two.

Lloyd Scriven finished 10th from a field of 169 runners in 39.53. Billy Underdown was 22nd with a PB 42.39 then Bill Kingaby 38th in 45.13.

Bob Milner was 39th in 45.14, Steve Gibbs 67th in 49.05 and Daniel Critoph 71st in 49.51. Alan Richardson was 73rd in 50.01 and was awarded the first place trophy in the 70+ age category.

Louise Harrod was 94th in 53.47 then 108th Stuart Smith 56.05 and Beth Bell 109th in 56.38, a personal best for Beth by almost four minutes.

Phil Hazell has just returned to the road race scene after around 15 years. In recent years he has been assisting his wife Paula in her role as cross country co-ordinator but has also now made a welcome return to competition. He finished 117th in 57.49. Lisa Cone was 133rd in 60.03 (PB) with 135th Amy Bourton, 60.10, 140th Emma Branch 61.52 and 159th Donna Milner in 70.25 (PB).

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