Personal bests galore of Waveney Valley AC runners

PUBLISHED: 04:26 12 May 2017

The Waveney Valley AC contingent at the Great Yarmouth 5-mile prom race. Picture: Bill Kingaby

The Waveney Valley AC contingent at the Great Yarmouth 5-mile prom race. Picture: Bill Kingaby


The hectic spring schedule of road races has kept members of Waveney Valley AC busy in recent weeks.

At race one of the Great Yarmouth five-mile prom series, 23 members were in action, with at least a dozen running personal best times.

WVAC results: 31 Tim Earl 31.16, 48 Liam Nudd 32.36, 52 Jon Comyn 32.45 (pb), 64 Billy Underdown 34.11 (pb), 78 Andy Ayers 34.12, 84 Peter Andrews 34.59 (pb), 88 David Mower 35.16 (pb), 116 Bill Kingaby 36.20, 138 Rebecca Langford 37.32 (pb), 150 Alan Richardson 38.25 (pb), 160 Steve Gibbs 38.40, 179 Jon Andrews 39.20, 184 Daniel Critoph 39.34 (pb), 197 Joe Mayne 40.16, 223 Stuart Smith 42.45 (pb), 230 Louise Harrod 43.26 (pb), 259 Jayne Richardson 45.34 (pb), 289 Tina Winney 47.42 (pb), 292 Emma Branch 48.10, 293 Gavin Hamilton 48.18 (pb), 296 Samantha Claxton 48.29, 302 Angelene Ayers 50.56, 311 Kirsty Howe 52.54.

At the Milton Keynes Marathon Becky Langford achieved her sixth personal best time from her last seven races. She finished 335th from more than 2,000 runners in a time of 3:34.51. On the same day there were PBs also for Alan and Jayne Richardson at the Breckland 10k. Alan finished 121st in 49.15 and Jayne was 206th in 57.46.

A dozen members travelled to Dereham for a 10-mile race, which was the fourth event in the Leathes Prior Norfolk Grand Prix Series. First home for Waveney was Mike Quantrill in a new best time of 1:11.59 followed by Wayne Freeman in 1-14.20. David Mower, 142nd, was just four seconds outside his best time, finishing in 1:15.46 and Bill Kingaby was 161st in 1:17.20.

Alan Richardson was 205th in a personal best 1:21.58 and Sarah Norman, 217th, took almost 10 minutes off her previous best, recording a time of 1:23.06. Camilla Darling was 307th in 1:31.44, Vicky Wood 319th in 1:33.26, Louise Adamson 322nd in 1:33.26, Alan Varle 352nd in 1:37.27, Demelza Hammond 358th in 1:38.41 (pb) and Beth Bell 388th in 1:45.20.

Lowestoft Road Runners are starting a new beginners’ group based around the couch to 5k program with hope to get more people running. This will take place for the first time on Saturday at 10am at Normanston Park. It is the intention to finish the event at the Lowestoft Parkrun, so the participants can do their first 5k together on July 1 at 9am at East Point Pavilion.

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