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Karim puts up with blisters to finish first for Waveney Valley club

PUBLISHED: 11:45 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:45 29 March 2017

Waveney Valley AC runners, from left to right: Suzy Knights, Karim Ouaddane, Rebecca Harris, Karle Howard and Becky Langford. Picture: Bill Kingaby.

Waveney Valley AC runners, from left to right: Suzy Knights, Karim Ouaddane, Rebecca Harris, Karle Howard and Becky Langford. Picture: Bill Kingaby.

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Five members of Waveney Valley AC were part of a 300-strong field at the Wymondham 20-mile race on Sunday.

First was Karim Ouaddane in 21st in 2:17.43. He won the 50-54 category, consolation for his blisters. Becky Langford, having achieved four personal bests in a row, narrowly failed to make it five, in 95th in 2:44.12.

Karle Howard and Rebecca Harris ran together, with Karle 214th in 3:18.51 and Rebecca 216th in 3:19.18.

One of Waveney’s young stars, Harriet Lyman, competed in the English Schools Cross-Country Championships. She finished 194th in 14.34.

Twenty one Bungay Black Dogs enjoyed the Wymondham race. Simon Cowley was first in two hours and 14 and Sarah MacDonald managed 2:50. Bobbie Sauerzapf won her age class in 2:58.

Holly Bunn, 13, ran in the English School’s Cross-Country Championships and was 175th in 12.21.

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