Search

Waveney Valley runners in action in Norfolk and Snowdonia

PUBLISHED: 09:09 03 November 2017

Waveney Valley AC's Coastal Marathon trial runners face the camera, from left to right Chris Bradford, Matt Jeffries and Richard Auckland. Picture: Richard Auckland

Waveney Valley AC's Coastal Marathon trial runners face the camera, from left to right Chris Bradford, Matt Jeffries and Richard Auckland. Picture: Richard Auckland

Archant

North Norfolk and Snowdonia were the destinations for members of Waveney Valley AC at the weekend.

On Sunday, 10 members took part in the Holt 10k, the final fixture in this year’s Leathes Prior Grand Prix series.

Just under 400 made the start line at Gresham’s School and in cool, windy conditions, on an undulating course, the first over the finish line back for Waveney was Wayne Freeman in 63rd place in 43:15.

Next was Mike Quantrill in 86th in 44:39 with Bill Kingaby just one place and three seconds behind in 87th in 44:42. Bill was the trophy winner for first in the M65+ age category and should finish the series as category champion.

Becky Langford finished 133rd in 47:35, just a few seconds outside her best time, with Paul McCormick, in his first race for the club apart from parkruns 226th in 55:18. Lisa Cone and Emma Branch finished together in 291st and 292nd in 1:00:10, a personal best for Emma with Lisa just outside her fastest time.

Tara Carroll, in her debut for the club, was 321st in 1:04:28 and Donna Milner 337th in an excellent personal best 1:07:02. Jenny Green, in her debut race for Waveney, was delighted to be close to her target time, finishing 361st in 1:15:47.

Five members competed in the Norfolk Coastal Trail Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday which weaved along a 27 mile section of the Norfolk Coastal Path from Morston Quay to Holme-Next-The-Sea. Matt Jeffries finished strongly in the marathon in second place in 3:22:38, despite a one mile detour. Chris Bradford finished a superb fourth in 3:28:15 with Richard Aukland 16th in 3:44:36. In the half marathon, Matt Plummer finished 41st in 2:07:52 out of 140 with Chris Mills 76th in 2:24:20.

In the Brooks Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday, experienced long distance runner Tim Earl finished 156th in 3:30:46 and Matt Baldry was 521st in 4:00:10, just seven minutes outside his best time, a superb achievement on a tough course.

Club members 5k parkrun PB’s for October: J Burgess 18:33, S Close 22:16, P Brown 22:20, S Smith 26:41, K Howe 29:37, T Carroll 30:23, T Chong 22:42, J Smith 23:00, P Acton 26:57, A Ayers 20:09, M Huggins 22:19, J McAllen 23:16, C Clamp 28:17, E Hollidge 30:00, B Hudson 33:18, R Tate 40:38, J Green 37:08, M Illingsworth 21:22, D Catchpole 26:44.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Beccles and Bungay Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Beccles and Bungay Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Beccles and Bungay Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Beccles and Bungay sport

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a breeding ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Join us from pubs across Norfolk and Waveney as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The 2018 World Cup has been a hot topic all over Twitter, particularly given England’s surprise performance in the tournament.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A technology company says England fans are yearning for the best possible viewing experience as Gareth Southgate’s men march on at the World Cup.

Most Read

Friday, July 22, 2011

HALESWORTH Town FC have reached the end of an era after Stephen Ling decided to step down after 25 years as a player.

Read more

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 19°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Beccles and Bungay Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy