Pyatt improves time to finish third in the Spud Run

2014 Spud Run group at the start.
2014 Spud Run group at the start.
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March Athletic Club held their Spud Run – a five-mile race over a multi-terrain course – on Sunday.

The race attracted 165 runners in the main run, held in perfect conditions, with 91 in the approximate 1.5-mile fun run.

Walpole St Andrew runner Matt Pyatt, who completed last year’s race in 28:45, ran much quicker to finish third in 27:50 – which is 28 seconds quicker than his road PB.

The first runner home for the host club was Jevan Robertson in 29:19, finishing seventh overall.

The club’s first lady home was Karen Patterson, who was 41st overall in 35:50. Mick Stacey won the first Over 50 prize and Helena Mueller was the first lady Over 35.

In the fun run, Sean Stacey was third overall in 10:55 while Sophie Fenner was the first girl in 12:44.

March AC times: 7 Jevan Robertson 29:19; 12 Luke Fenner 31:03; 13 Lee Carey 31:06; 17 Billy Bremner 32:15; 19 Mick Stacey 32:30; 28 Simon Render 33:53; 41 Karen Patterson 35:50; 51 Justin Elvidge 36:39; 53 Rhys Davies 36:56; 55 Nik Okerika 37:14; 56 Brian Harding 37:15; 59 Bryan Goodenough 37:37; 61 Chris Lawrence 37:53; 63 Harry Littlemore 37:50; 67 Callum Campbell 38:17; 81 Shaun Donkin 40:47; 84 Luke Parnell 40:59; 85 Robert Shepherd 41:13; 86 Helena Mueller 41:14pb; 95 Graeme Robertson 42:40; 96 Dawn Veal 42:40; 104 Scott Bywater 43:40; 110 Amy Ellis 43:55; 115 Fay Scrivener 44:37; 119 Jack Dawson 45:25; 121 Lorna Okerika 47:17; 128 Debbie Ridgway 47:59; 129 Lisa Donkin 47:59; 130 Pat Norris 47:59; 143 Ryan Thomas 51:26; 144 Renee Hovell-Thomas 51:34; 152 Sue Ward 54:30; 158 Sue Logan 57:34; 164 Jules Young 63:50; 165 Pat Brown 65:58. Fun Run: 3 Sean Stacey 10:55; 4 Hugo Bryant 11:09; 7 Robert Shepherd 11:34; 8 Luke Gardner 11:43; 14 Paul Bryant 12:31; 15 Louis Beningfield 12:42; 16 Sophie Fenner 12:44; 17 Megan Stacey 12:51; 27 Lewis Kent 13:46; 31 Qyv Lynes 14:18; 36 Jake Carey 14:51; 37 Matthew Gardner 14:52; 38 Mia Carey 15:10; 39 Serge Lambert 15:11; 41 Sophie West 15:33; 42 William Campbell 15:34; 46 Olivia Wheatley 16:02; 47 Bethany Kent 16:13; 48 Bronwyn Davies 16:20; 49 Annabelle Spinks 16:42; 50 Emma Carey 16:45; 54 Amy Rudd 17:18; 58 Erica Richmond 17:25; 59 James Richmond 17:25; 63 William Griffin 17:47; 66 Luke Cumbridge 18:16; 67 Ashleigh Fenner 18:17; 72 Megan Davies 18:59; 73 Bailey Spinks 19:06; 75 Chloe Wheatley 19:4; 76 Emily Richmond 20:07; 78 Twanette Richmond 20:20; 85 Soraya Shepherd 20:52; 86 Charlotte Bywater 21:08.

Rod Sinnott had a great run coming home first for Fenland Running Club in 30th place in a time of 34.32.

Colin Fergusson finished 39th overall in 35.33 and won the MV60 age category.

Maire Irlam also won the LV45 and Sarah Gauvin was 3rd LV40.

Full results: 30th Rod Sinnott 34.32; 38th Paul Wiegand 35.08; 39th Colin Ferguson 35.33; 40th Adam Chown 35.39; 43rd Ian Milburn 36.01; 44th Maire Irlam 36.06; 45th Dean Clark 36.06; 47th Sarah Gauvin 36.11; 52nd Graham Milham 36.45; 65th Nicky Jennings 38.12; 66th Martin Jennings 38.12; 125th Tracy Veenendaal 47.29; 126th Julie Garner 47.29.