Waveney Valley athletes make their mark in big races

PUBLISHED: 07:59 23 November 2018

Waveney Valley AC's Matt Jeffries and Sam Lines who took in the Brighton 10k Picture: CLUB

Waveney Valley AC's Matt Jeffries and Sam Lines who took in the Brighton 10k Picture: CLUB


Waveney Valley AC members Matt Jeffries and Sam Lines competed for Suffolk on Sunday in the Brighton 10k.

The event was the Inter-Counties Championships and just under 2,000 athletes took part.

Against many of the nation’s top class club runners, Matt finished a highly respectable 23rd in a personal best time of 32.20. Sam was placed 117th, and 12th lady, in a time of 37.00, just two seconds outside her best time.

Sam was pleased with her performance as an injury had affected her training in recent months.

Twenty-six members took part in the Adnams Southwold 10k. Lee Cook crossed the finish line in a splendid second place out of 753 competitors in 34.55. Steve Carruthers was seventh in a personal best 37.41 with Tim Moore 15th in 38.50, a PB also.

Dominic Oliver from City of Norwich AC came home first in a speedy 34:48.

Other club results: 22 Lloyd Scriven 39.44, 28 Stuart Coe 40.28, 32 Leon Neeve 41.03, 49 Ricci Wilson 42.50, 58 Colin Galer 43.18, 60 Neil Gooch 43.17, 83 Joel Thomson 44.30 PB, 153 Jason Browne 47.34, 200 Tris Holtzer 48.29, 299 Dave Catchpole 52.40, 325 Jon Andrews 53.14, 327 Glenn Fletcher 53.30, 444 Alison Cooper 57.11, 464 Kate Holtzer 57.13, 500 Louise Adamson 58.32, 511 Lauren Finch 59.24, 516 Karen Hamilton 59.44 PB, 517 Gavin Hamilton 59.45, 551 Alan Varle 1:01.20, 571 Debbie Foster 1:02.37, 611 Rachael Finch 1:04.39, 685 Sarah James 1:09.50, 687 Tara Carroll 1:09.55.

At the Snetterton Half Marathon, Chris Pimlott ran a personal best time of 1:24.32, finishing in 16th from the field of 566. Chris is a long serving member of the club and is enjoying his best ever form. Lisa Wilson (331st) notched up another personal best for herself this year with 2:00.56. Lisa Stewart, in her first half marathon, was 334th in 2:01.23 and Demelza Hammond was 531st in 2:13.59.

Pat McCabe took part in the Walton-on-Thames Remembrance Sunday Marathon, which was four out-and-back loops and held off-road on a river towpath. Pat’s official finishing time, with the two minutes taken off for observing the silence, was 4:35.22. He finished 116th out of 356 runners.

In the Broadland Half Marathon, Karim Ouaddane was 30th out of 273 in a time of 1:32.34 with Debbie Foster 241st in 2:16.20.

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