Two teams of four Fenland Running Club members were in action on Sunday; one at the Great North Run in Newcastle and the other at the Ryston Runners Wissey Half Marathon.
In Newcastle, where some 56,000 people entered the world’s biggest Half Marathon which saw its one millionth finisher, Stewart Harrison found the crowded course difficult to navigate but still finished 7,142nd in a time of 1.51.37. Richard and Hilary Allen finished 15,943rd and 19,790th in 2.06.53 and 2.13.49 respectively with just short of 4,000 runners crossing the line in just under seven minutes! Sarah Rippon was 28,409th in a time of 2.29.49.
In a field of 188 at the Ryston Runners Wissey Half, chairman Andre Pittock brought FRC home finishing in 46th place in 1.33.58 and taking bronze in the Norfolk County Championship element of the race. Colin Ferguson was 73rd in 1.39.47, Leanne Rickett 98th in 1.46.10 and Dave Hood 140th in 1.58.40.