Fenland Running Club hosted their annual 10-mile race, the Country Grounds Maintenance (CGM) Fen10, on Sunday which attracted the biggest field of entrants for many years with 277 finishers.
John Pike of Newham and Essex Beagles was first home in 0.56.14 and Walpole St Andrew’s Matt Pyatt (Hunts AC) was second, just 12 seconds off the lead.
First lady home was Jo Coates of Bury St Edmund Pacers in ninth, 0.59.15. Hunts AC also took the men’s team prize. March AC took the ladies’ team (Debra Wait, Karen Patterson and Geraldine Larham). Peter Downing once again won the wheelchair race in a time of 1.18.11.
For Fenland, Gary Bligh and Maire Irlam were the first male and female runners home in times of 1.04.10 and 1.12.37 respectively. Neil Bailey, Dan Carrington, Ian King, Tracy Howard and Tracy Farr, who came to FRC via the ‘Beginners’ classes held in June and July, completed their first-ever 10 mile race.
Full FRC results: Gary Bligh 33rd 1.04.10; Graham Milham 93rd 1.12.04; Maire Irlam 97th 1.12.37; Paul Griffin 103rd 1.13.37; Nicole Coughlin 109th 1.13.58; John Shaw 132nd 1.16.32; Melanie Murdoch 139th 1.16.58; Daniel Carrington 167th 1.19.57; Ian King 168th 1.20.02; Justin Showell 171st 1.20.44; Ellen Drew 173rd 1.21.08; Richard Williams 178th 1.21.47; Ramune Raicheleine 200th 1.25.29; Stacy Webb 215th 1.27.43; Neil Bailey 238th 1.32.22; Larissa Follen 247th 1.34.06 (PB); Sarah Rippon 256th 1.39.47 (PB); Alison Patterson 257th 1.39.47; Tracy Howard 264th 1.45.12; Tracy Farr 265th 1.45.19.
The club also thanks other sponsors Alishan, Univeg UK, Shapers Gym, Elmfield Clinic, Quay Centre, Orford Plaice, The King of Hearts and All Signs without whom the event would be less successful. Huge thanks to March AC for manning a water station, the Wisbech Army Cadet Corps and the Thomas Clarkson Academy teachers and pupils.
* March AC Ladies’ Karen Patterson also won 1st Lady Vet 40 and Debra Wait 1st lady vet 45. Graeme Robertson and Mark Oakerbee completed their first ever 10-mile race.
Times: Debra Wait 1.07.46 (pb) 53rd, Mick Stacey 1.08.15 58th, Karen Patterson 1.10.32 (pb) 78th, Kevin Barnes 1.13.43 105th, Geraldine Larham 1.13.44 (pb) 106th, Justin Elvidge 1.13.58 110th, Brian Harding 1.17.06 142nd, Harry Littlemore 1.17.47, 148th , Dawn Veal 1.28.42 221st, Graeme Robertson 1.32.12 237th, Mark Oakerbee 1.34.03, 246th, Fay Scrivener 1.36.51, 254th, Hugh Plumb 1.37.50, 255th, Pat Brown 1.51.39, 271st.