Lucy leads FRAC ladies to victory

Lucy Chessor bringing home the winning Fenland Ladies Team.
Lucy Chessor bringing home the winning Fenland Ladies Team.

Eighty-eight teams completed the 38.4 mile Hereward Relay Race, organised by March Athletic Club from Peterborough Cathedral to Ely via places like March and Welney, and sponsored by MKM Building Supplies of King’s Lynn.

March AC thank all who helped marshall, time keep and support all of the runners. Although the majority of the March club members were helping they managed to enter five teams. First home for the club was team 87 Rick Ware, Simon Oldfield, Mick Stacey and Jason Perring.

Runners take part in the Hereward Relay - Sarah Gauvin

Runners take part in the Hereward Relay - Sarah Gauvin

Other club results, March Hares: 17th – 1st Leg 6.5 miles Rick Ware 43:45, 2nd Leg 10.5 miles Simon Oldfield 1:11:02, 3rd Leg 11.4 miles Mick Stacey 1:20:11 and 4th Leg 11.4 miles Jason Perring 1:19:10. March Harriers: 27th – 1st Leg Wayne Stimson 43:31, 2nd Leg Lee Carey 1:15:51, 3rd Leg Simon Render 1:21:43 and 4th Leg Andrew Fulcher 1:28:12. March Swifts: 73rd – 1st Leg Nick Mann 49:19, 2nd Leg Shaun Donkin 1:47:38, 3rd Leg Jordan Lancaster 1:29:58, 4th Leg Alan Dawes 2:10:58. March Marlins: 81st – 1st Leg Dawn Veal 55:36, 2nd Leg Austin Patterson 1:39:23, 3rd Leg Pat Brown 2:23:08, 4th Leg Stephen Cowell 1:52:21. The other March team lost a member due to illness on the day of the race and only three runners completed their legs: Fay Scrivener 1st Leg 56:26, Harry Littlemore 2nd Leg 1:30:40 and Joe Bradshaw 4th leg time unknown.

Fenland Running Club fielded seven teams with Ann Trett, Bex Cousins, Maire Irlam and Lucy Chessor finishing as First Ladies. Trett was 2nd Senior Lady on Stage 1; Cousins 1st Senior Lady on Stage 2, Irlam 1st VL45 on Stage 3 and Chessor 1st Lady and 1st LV35 on Stage 4. The second FRC Ladies finished in a creditable third place of the seven ladies teams competing.

Full FRAC results, Stages 1 to 4 by teams: Fenland Fleet of Foot 7th overall: Matt Pyatt 2nd 36.22; Sean Connolly 15th 1.11.33; Tim Chapman 15th 1.16.39; Shane Draper 13th 1.16.09; Fenland Foxy Ladies 29th Overall, 1st Ladies Team: Ann Trett 29th 45.24; Bex Cousins 20th 1.14.39; Maire Irlam 33rd 1.26.36; Lucy Chessor 10th 1.14.58; Fenland Free Runners 25th overall: Paul Arnold 14th 41.30; Martin Jennings 29th 1.19.49; Andrew Plume 25th 1.20.46; Colin Ferguson 35th 1.26.32; Fenland Fizz Bangs 31st overall: Roger Williams 52nd 52.46; Andre Pittock 32nd 1.20.39; Paul Weigand 30th 1.24.15; John Chapman 33rd 1.24.52; Fenland Fire Crackers 33rd overall: Scott Bywater 72nd 1.01.11; Richard Betts 28th 1.19.44; Richard Hammond 19th 1.17.54; Dave Brammer 44th 1.29.42; Fenland Fab Four 40th overall: Ellen Drew 51st 52.46; Michelle Gilbert 51st 1.27.41; Katie Ward 37th 1.28.18; Sarah Gauvin 31st 1.23.55; Fenland Flying Squad 42nd overall: Julie Garner 71st 1.01.11; Stuart Follen 1.21.25; Paul Griffin 35th 1.27.42; Jay Gilbert 57th 1.34.42.