March AC were hosts of this month’s 4th Frostbite Friendly League 5-mile Race as 421 seniors and 147 juniors took part in the off road race around the nature reserve in March.
Although the club had many of its members marshalling and helping organise the day there were 31 seniors run the race and 11 juniors. First home for the seniors was Joe Bradshaw with a time of 29.23 putting him in 17th place overall. First junior round the 1.5 mile course was Tom Littlemore in a time of 8 minutes 52 seconds.
Times overall: Juniors Tom Littlemore 8.52, 16th, Luke Fenner 9.22, 33rd, Tillie Murphy 9.29, 36th, Harry Bradshaw 9.43, 45th, Abbie Stacey 10.04, 54th, Shannon Munns 11.35, 105th, Katie Donkin 11.56,111th, Archie Patterson 12.00, 114th, Ashleigh Patterson 13.52, 138th, Sophie Fenner 17.34, 142nd, Sophie West 14.54,144th. Seniors: Joe Bradshaw 29.23, 17th, Andrew Larham 32.41, 74th, Jason Perring 33.24, 89th, Debra Wait 34.40, 118th, Pete West 35.05,126th, Darren Moat 35.07, 126th, Karen Patterson 35.23, 129th, Mark Salmons 35.30, 132nd, Andy Fulcher 35.42, 140th, Steve Rooney 35.48, 142nd, Barry Freeman 36.36, 166th, Steve Keogh 37.07,177th, Lynn Summerfield 37.07,178th, Francis Cook 37.54, 204th, Geraldine Emmins 38.02, 207th, John Palmer 39.41, 242nd, Chelsea Fulcher 42.02, 281st, Richard Paul 42.17, 285th, Harry Littlemore 42.25, 287th, Karen Amps 43.03,300th, Shaun Donkin 46.14, 339th, Austin Patterson 46.14, 340th, Pat Brown 48.02, 356th, Debbie Ridgway 48.12, 358th, Nicola Stacey 48.21,360th, Fay Scrivener 48.22, 361st, Sue Ward 50.47, 388th, Sue Bird 50.47, 389th, Tamara Fulcher 51.46, Lavinia Seward 53.29, 405th, Michelle Seward 53.30, 406th,
Twenty runners from Fenland Running Club were amongst the 16 competing teams at Whitemoor Prison in March for the Frostbite League. The course starting and finishing at the prison outskirts took in a multi-terrain five mile route much of which was cross-country and slippery as the hard overnight frost lifted from the surfaces.
Despite absence due to injury of several of their fastest male runners the ladies carried the day and the team managed a very creditable seventh place on the day. Rebecca Cousins was second lady home and Nicole Coughlin (98th) and Ann Trett (133rd) finished well enough up the field for the overall running points on the day to move Fenland from 9th to 7th overall after four races.
Overall results: 37th Ady Martin 30.40; 52nd Rebecca Cousins 31.33;60th Paul Arnold 31.53; 66th Tim Chapman 32.09; 98th Nicole Coughlin 33.51; 99th Andre Pittock 33.54; 121st Paul Weigand 34.46; 133rd Ann Trett 35.34; 184th Colin Simpson 37.14; 188th John Chapman 37.25; 213th Maire Irlam 38.11; 216th Adam Chown 38.26; 222nd Dave Hood 38.43; 293rd Jane Greenwood 42.48; 315th Cheryl Chapman 43.54; 317th Laura Arnold 43.58; 333rd Scott Bywater 45.14; 383rd Julie Garner 50.25; 384th Sarah Rippon 50.40; 418th Graham Wesley 56.10.
l Two other Fenland Running Club members took part in the 5K cross-country race on Sunday at Shouldham Warren which was hosted by Ryston Runners. Simon Edwards finished in 21.03 and Michele Gilbert finished in 26.22.