Waveney Athletics Club youngsters shine at London Indoor Games

PUBLISHED: 09:35 26 January 2018

Waveney Valley AC's Gabby Wright, Abeni Beckham and Joel Burgess pictured at the London Indoor Games. Picture: Club

Waveney Valley AC's Gabby Wright, Abeni Beckham and Joel Burgess pictured at the London Indoor Games. Picture: Club


On Sunday three juniors from Waveney Valley AC travelled to the Lee Valley Athletics Centre for the London Indoor Games.

All three performed brilliantly amongst some of the best athletes in the country, with all three claiming club records.

Gabby Wright made her track debut in the U13 girls and showed the talent she has, claiming two indoor club records in the 60m (9.40) and 200m (31.01). The 200m time ranks her at 89 in the country.

Joel Burgess competed for the first time as an U15 and in his first ever 300m race he set a new indoor club record of 43.42 and it ranks him at 18 in the country. Joel also set new indoor club records in the 60m and 200m.

Last up was Abeni Beckham in the U15 girls. She had a fine day, securing indoor club records in the 60m (9.00) and shot put (7.56m). The 60m time puts her at 254 in the national rankings.

Seventeen members of the senior team competed at the Snetterton Race Track recently over a flat 10k course. There were personal best times for many, including Waveney’s first four runners to finish.

Results: 8 Dylan Neeve 37:03 (pb), 22 Steve Carruthers 39:02 (pb), 42 Leon Neeve 40:51 (pb), 60 Darrel Roberts 42:05 (pb), 129 David Mower 46:05, 145 Gary Tuttle 46:45, 221 Kerry Saunders 50:16, 296 Jon Andrews 53:09, 386 Paul Harrod 55:47, 390 Dave Catchpole 55:24 (pb), 429 Demelza Hammond 57:10 (pb), 636 Sarah James 1-06:51 (pb), 687 Bev Hudson 1-11:02, 737 Kate Howlett 1-16:54, 745 Paul Hierons 1-21:25, 749 Jan Piggott 1-22:53, 751 Amy Liddell-Andrews 1-25:43.

Club members recent 5k parkrun pb’s: Jack Gooch 20:25, Patrick McCabe 23:59, Daryl McKeown 24:31, Louise Harrod 25:34, Beth Stephens 27:34, Maggie Godfrey 30:08, Jane Jackson 35:56, Sarah Jones 31:53, George Browne 19:29, Dave Catchpole 26:17, Chris Meadows 18:49, Sarah James 30:15, Jim Burgess 17:56, Leon Neeve 19:57, Darrel Roberts 21:08, Mark Spackman 27:00, Demelza Hammond 28:43, Simon Cross 31:18, Steve Barber 20:33.

The latest Gorleston Park run on Saturday attracted a field of 275 on a chilly winter morning.

First to finish was Billy Heseltine of Bloodhill Runners in a time a 17 minutes and 17 seconds.

Marc Evans (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) was second in 17.40 and Adam Bamford (City of Norwich) third in 17.53.


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