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PUBLISHED: 17:56 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:22 14 July 2010

Wymondham Athletics Club round-up

The first of the 2010 mid-week evening road races took place at Great Yarmouth on Wednesday.

The fast, flat five mile course along the sea front produced some good times.

Wymondham Athletics Club round-up

The first of the 2010 mid-week evening road races took place at Great Yarmouth on Wednesday.

The fast, flat five mile course along the sea front produced some good times.

Thirteen members of Wymondham AC were amongst the large field of runners with several of them returning with individual trophies and personal best times.

It was a first and second place for WAC in the W35 age group through Tanya Croft and Kim Reader.

Both recorded a personal best time, reaching the finish line in 34:14 and 35:06 respectively.

A further age group trophy went to Anne Martin. Her time of 42:46 placed her second in the W55 category - an outstanding achievement at the age of 74.

A strong performance by Juliet Cox, 37:49, placed her well up in the field. For Jenny Heard and Samantha Epps it was the first time they tackled that distance. Both did well, finishing in 42.38 and 46.52 respectively

Wymondham's men were led home by Ed Greenland, whose time of 29.59 was a new personal best and placed him third in the highly competitive M40 age group. He was closely followed by Andy Preston finishing in 30:11, missing the elusive 30-minute barrier by a tantalizing 11 seconds. Terry Epps, who prefers racing over much longer distances, did well, finishing in 35.02, chased by Graham Coleman who managed to reduce his previous pb by two minutes to 35:07. Terry Brannan, returning to fitness after injury was pleased with his time of 37:13 and with his trophy for being placed second in the M60 age group. Dave Hazleton did well in his first race after a long absence finishing in 39:12. Robert Stone, competing in his first five-mile race, followed in 43.36.

Wymondham AC meets every Monday at 6.30pm at the Rugby Club off Tuttles Lane. For more information go to www.wymondhamac.org.uk


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