Jevan is top junior runner

From left: Sean Stacey, Jevan Robertson, Luke Parnell, Megan Stacey.
From left: Sean Stacey, Jevan Robertson, Luke Parnell, Megan Stacey.

March AC junior club member Jevan Robertson won the junior race in a field of 202 runners in the last of the six Frostbite Friendly League races on Sunday.

Robertson also won the club’s junior male of the season while Megan Stacey won junior girl. The seniors came fifth overall. With over 340 finishers Simon Oldfield was first home for the club with a time of 33 minutes 12 seconds for the 5.3-mile course. Debra Wait was the first lady.

Times: Juniors Jevan Robertson 1st 9.38, Sean Stacey, 88th, 12.44, Luke Parnell 92nd, 12.47, Megan Stacey, 178th, 15.21. Seniors: Simon Oldfield, 25th, 33.12, Paul Hensby, 55th, 35.07, Wayne Stimson, 64th, 35.40, Debra Wait, 79th, 36.44, Mark Salmons, 85th, 37.06, Melanie Staley, 86th, 37.09, Simon Render, 102nd, 38.06, Karen Patterson, 109th, 38.18, Tim Boyd 115th, 38.33, Billy Bremner 125th, 38.58, Lynn Summerfield, 158th, 40.25, Lee-Ann Oldfield,170th, 41.13, Darren Moat, 173rd, 41.20, Justin Elvidge, 191st, 42.46, Kevin Barnes,193rd, 42.48, Malcolm Hunt,244th, 46.02, Richard Paul, 276th, 49.19, Katie Hunt, 297th, 51.45.

Some 28 Fenland Running Club members braved the mud and managed a consistent seventh place on the day. Local rivals March AC gained two points on FRC. However, they needed three to draw level so the series finished with FRC seventh and March eighth overall.

Awards for Male and Female Runner of the Series, which was decided by popular vote within the club, went to head coach Gary Bligh and Maire Irlam.

* In a field of 267, Martin Jennings finished 29th in a time of 2.20.09 and Andre Pittock 62nd in 2.30.08 in the Wymondham AC 20-mile on Sunday.

Wisbech-based West Norfolk AC runner Shane Draper, as part of his training for April’s London Marathon, finished 24th in 2 hours 19min 07 seconds and was first male vet 45 in the same race.

Walpole St Andrew’s Matt Pyatt, in his debut over the distance going towards the London Marathon, had a great run, finishing fourth in 1 hour 59 min 9 sec, also taking the Male 35-39 prize.