Ipswich JAFFA kicked off the Friday 5 series of summer races on 31st May, on a cool sunny evening at St Joseph’s College. First runner for Great Bentley was Charlie Keitch in 32:53, followed by Ryan Bedingfield, running in his first race, in 39:20. Eric Shaw’s excellent run in 40:18 earned him first place in the 65 plus age group. Other runners were Martin West 42:21, Don Welsh 43:49, Frank Gardiner 44:00, Chris Hayes 45:58, Paul Blackwell 47:18, Karen Skene 47:18, Amanda Prior 52:32, Peter Reeve 53.56 and daughter Louise Reeve 56.31.
On bank holiday Monday Hatfield Broad Oak 10k took place. Scott Young was pleased with his time of 48:11, as were Charlie Keitch 39:25(PB), Miriam Mark 49:51(PB) and Kate Ellis, who in 52:03 took over 9 minutes off her previous personal best time.
Graham Miller competed in the Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon on Sunday 2nd June. This event comprised a 1.9k swim, 90k cycle ride and 18k run. Miller’s times were 44m 13s, 3h 11m and 2h 03m respectively.