The Ely Runners New Year’s Eve 10K is one of the most popular local races and this one proved no exception with 566 finishers taking their last opportunity to record a PB in 2015.
Twenty-nine Fenland Running Club members were amongst those chasing a PB and Marc Martin, Tracey Howard, Carol Slater-Garner, Neil Bailey, Tracy Farr and Tom Richards did just that.
Although dry and mild, gusting headwinds made kilometres 6 to 8 draining, just before the challenging hill climb to come.
Shane Draper was first home for FRC in 44th place in a time of 39:55.
Katie Ward was the first club lady in 151st place and 46:01.
Ann Trett completed her first race since having her daughter Tilly and made sure of setting Tilly off on her own running career by being the first Mother and Baby-buggy home in 480th place and 1:02:18.
Full results: Shane Draper 44th 39:55; Rod Sinnott 48th 40:33; Tim Chapman 57th 41:04; Paul Griffin 66th 41:41; Tom Richards 93rd 42:55 (PB); Katie Ward 151st 46:01; Nicky Jennings 167th 46:44; Martin Jennings 168th 46:45; Sarah Gauvin 179th 47:35; Michelle Gilbert 205th 49:22; Jay Gilbert 211th 49:38; Marc Martin 214th 49:45 (PB); Alan Bird 249th 51:20; Neil Bailey 250th 51:22 (PB); Tracey Howard 286th 52:41 (PB); Hilary Allen 288th 52:45; Richard Allen 289th 52:45; Carol Bowett 294th 52:54; Denise Griffin 333rd 54:10; Justin Brown 337th 54:18; Julie Garner 396th 57:01; Tracy Farr 415th 57:40 (PB); Stephen Brunton 467th 1:01:17; Sharon Bird 478th 1:01:17; Tracy Thullburn 479th 1;02:16; Ann Trett 480th 1:02:18; Carol Slater-Garner 506th 1:04:58 (PB); Emma Bonner 545th 1:10:09; Gill Holmes 549th 1:10:49.
Also competing in the Marham Flyers 10K were Ian Milburn and Jane Greenwood who, in a field of 109, came 34th and 64th in 47:10 and 53:12 respectively.
In the Marham Flyers Duathlon were Colin Simpson and Sue George who, in a field of 19, were 17th and 19th in 93:32 and 113:49 respectively. Sue was also first lady.