Tony Gavin has made rapid strides over the last 12 months, and the Felixstowe Road Runner confirmed his big improvement with a notable victory at the Mike Todd Kirton Friday Five, the first race in the Friday Five Series.
The Suffolk quartet of Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Copdock & Old Ipswichian all celebrated notable wins, during the seventh round of matches in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday, as did title challengers Frinton-on-Sea.
Ben Carpendale won an exciting head-to-head tussle with Matt Spencer to lift the Woodbridge 10K title this lunchtime, while Helen Davies broke the female course record on her way to an impressive third-placed finish overall.
Nick Goolab and Laura Weightman were crowned English Athletics National 5K champions, by clocking a pair of blistering times at the prestigious Ipswich Twilight races, held on the Waterfront yesterday evening.
This weekend's Twilight 5K road races, which will include the England National 5K Road Race Championships, begins a busy schedule of running events throughout Suffolk and North-East Essex for the summer ahead.
Coggeshall and Haverhill are joint top of Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, following the first three matches of the season, although Woolpit have also chalked up three wins from three fixtures in third spot.