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Two Three Counties Running Club members won entry to the Revesby 5 mile trail run, set in the heart of Lincolnshire.

This is a proper old school cross country event and the constant wind and rain while running through fields made for a very wet, slippery and muddy affair.

Kersten Müller finished in 13th position out of 119 in a great time of 41:22 and Sarah-Jane Macdonald in 39th position in a time of 48:42.

Kersten and Sarah-Jane, Revesby 5 miler (54045886)
Kersten and Sarah-Jane, Revesby 5 miler (54045886)

New Year’s Eve saw members travel to Peterborough and Marham for 10k races.

The Peterborough event ended up being a muddy, hilly and a rather wet occasion at Ferry Meadows.

But there were great times all round, with first home for the club being Dawn Ball in 53:37, then Jayne Spurrier 56:20, Victoria May 58:24, Donna Johnson 58:26 and Melvin Green 1:04:16.

Peterborough 10K runners (54045884)
Peterborough 10K runners (54045884)

Members also competed in the Marham Flyers 10k event held at RAF Marham.

Despite strong winds, all 23 TCRC Members had fantastic times.

First TCRC member home was Daniel Barnes in ninth with 39:00, Gary Bligh 41:29 (20th), Rickie Trundle 42:45 (27th), Gary Ingrey 47:36 (66th), Jonathan Beesley 48:53 (81st), Lauren Day 49:05 (83rd), Jonny Clark 49:57 (91st), Amy Baxter 51:28, Zoe Gourley 52:22PB, Matt Hunter 52:32, Sarah Melton-Whitelam 53:03, Sarah-Jane Macdonald 53:30, Claire Smithee 53:31PB, Tony Lamb 56:17CPB, Steve Whitelam 57:47, Lorraine Parker 58:04, Jodie Clark 58:44, Tamara Barnes 59:54CPB, Cheryl Lenton 1:01:09, Alice Ingman 1:01:55, Sarah Lamb 1:04:30, Lou Mayer 1:04:33 and Jennie Ambrose 1:10:19.

Jacqueline McGonigle was flying the flag for TCRC in Loughmacrory, County Tyrone. Jacqueline took part in the Lough five miler which was very hilly and hard going. She finished in a great time of 59:43.

Marham 10K runners (54045888)
Marham 10K runners (54045888)

New Year's Day saw members take part in lots of different parkruns.

Boston: Joely Apps 32:41.

Crowland: Colin Apps 47:40

Doddington Hall: Steve Rhodes 24:54, Sandra Rhodes 33:04.

Sandringham: Kersten Müller 23:03 (20th/145), Lee Johnson 23:29 (25th/145), Matthew Knott 23:30 (26th/145), Sarah Johnson 32:00, Sarah Lamb 33:29.

March: Craig Freestone 22:17CPB (9th/107); Jonathan Quail 24:51; Dawn Ball 25:34 (1st female); Tracey Else 27:42 CPB, Victoria May 28:08, Melvin Green 31:39, Steve Clarke 33:34, Ewa Szczygielska 33:51CPB (3rd in age), Laura Vincent 33:52.

King’s Lynn: Gary Bligh 19:45 (1st in age 8th/248), Maisie Macdonald 24:22 (1st in age 61st/248), Sarah-Jane Macdonald 25:35 (1st in age), Jayne Spurrier 25:36PB (2nd in age), Mark Mattless 27:19, Tamara Barnes 27:30, Anne-Marie Mattless 31:01.

Christmas Day parkrunners
Christmas Day parkrunners

On a chilly Christmas Day morning, 26 Three Counties Running Club members took part in the first Parkrun to be held at King’s Lynn on December 25.

The members turned up to support Donna Johnson, Victoria May and Matt Hunter, who were all running their 100th Parkrun.

There were 349 runners overall and the first club member home in 18th position was Gary Bligh 19:36, then Kersten Müller 22:21, Lee Johnson 23:00, Jonathan Quail 23:07 (PB), Gary Ingrey 23:12(third in age), Lauren Day 23:37 (second in age), Jonny Clark 23:37, Maisie Macdonald 24:10(second in age), Dawn Ball 24:17(third in age),Richard Stapleton 24:24, Sarah-Jane Macdonald 25:44, Colin Apps 26:39, Sarah Melton-Whitelam 27:16, Sarah Johnson 27:17, Tony Lamb 27:53, Les Phillips 29:12(PB), Zoe Gourley 29:34, Donna Johnson 29:35, Victoria May 29:37, Matt Hunter 29:37, Lorraine Parker 29:38, Steve Whitelam 29:46, Jennie Ambrose 32:32, Sarah Lamb 33:02, Jodie Clark 33:06, Diane Tyler 33:29 and Laura Vincent 33:42.

Other Parkrun results:

Ayr: Steve Clarke 34:50; Keswick: Jayne Spurrier 26:10

Victoria May, Matt Hunter and Donna Johnson
Victoria May, Matt Hunter and Donna Johnson


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