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PUBLISHED: 09:07 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 08:15 01 August 2010

WAVENEY Valley Athletic Club has restarted junior training at Beccles, meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8pm at the Sir John Leman school sports field.

WAVENEY Valley Athletic Club has restarted junior training at Beccles, meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8pm at the Sir John Leman school sports field.

The club welcomes all juniors aged from under nine to 17 to go along and try sprint and middle-distance running, hurdles, discus, javelin, shot put and both high and long jumping. All abilities will be most welcome.

Honorary club member Paul Evans - the former Great Britain 10,000m Olympian and Chicago Marathon winner, who lives locally, is giving the juniors the benefit of his vast experience by very kindly providing coaching over the first weeks until, David Pimlott, acting Beccles junior rep, can obtain his coaching qualifications.

Paul thrilled the juniors when he brought along his memorabilia to show the youngsters, winning trophy for the Chicago Marathon and second and third place trophies for New York and London Marathons together with a GB Olympic Top and a few (100s) of medals.

Paul told the juniors that he was a local lad who with effort and determination was successful and encouraged them to follow his example.

In addition to meeting at Beccles, the juniors also have training nights at Lowestoft's Denes High School meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm, again all are welcome to come and try sessions.

The club also invite all adults, both those new to running and experienced runners alike, to their informal Tuesday evening training sessions meeting from 6.45pm at St Michaels Church Hall, Hall Road, Oulton Broad, where experienced runners with coaching ability, will guide them through the early stages. The intention is to also get senior training under way at Beccles.

The seniors and juniors take part in East Anglian League Events,Suffolk and Norfolk Athletic Clubs races, together with the Suffolk Winter Cross-Country Series of races, organising one of the races round Fritton Lake, together with the Mutford Relays, Scores and Turkey Trot races.

For further information visit the club website www.waveneyvalley.org

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