Last Wednesday, Waveney Valley Athletic Club member Joe Mayne set another personal best time to add more lustre to an already rewarding first year of competitive running.

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In yet another praiseworthy performance, Mayne, competing at the third and final race in this years Wroxham 5k series, ran a new best time of 22:41, finishing in 100th place, knocking 18 seconds off his previous best, set last month.

His wife, club treasurer Tracy, was one of two members who just missed out on recording a new p.b. She ran a time of 32:02, in 179th place, while Tim Earl’s time of 19:08, 34th place, was very close to his best time set earlier in the season.

For Bill Kingaby, whose best times were mostly set back in the 1970’s, it is more of a case of trying to beat his contempories in his own age group. On this occasion he had to settle for third, 72nd overall, in a time of 21:10.

While on holiday in Kent, Bill Kingaby tackled the Mount Ephraim 10k, described by organisers Canterbury Harriers as ‘ a challenging race on quiet Kentish roads ‘. The race, which started and finished in the 10 acre Mount Ephraim Gardens near Faversham, had a number of very steep inclines but Kingaby ran well to finish 34th overall from a total of 196 runners. He was 4th in his age group in a time 45:55.

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