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Double delight for Fenland RC King’s Lynn Park Run legend Milburn

FRC with Ian Milburn
FRC with Ian Milburn

Fenland Running Club kicked off the weekend racing with a mass turnout to honour legend Ian Milburn who was completing his 100th Park Run race at King’s Lynn.

Twenty five FRC runners accompanied Ian around the course while he finished in his customary 1st MV70 placing in a time of 22:43.

Ian’s namesake, Ian Milburn from Ryston Runners, who although faster, ran with Ian in tribute.

Full results: Ryan Jones 5th 18:28; Richard Hammond 8th 18:53; Paul Griffin 22nd 20:06; Claudia Milburn 39th 21:21; John Chapman 41st 21:46; Ian Milburn 55th 22:43; Tom Richards 57th 22:54; Andrew McShane 68th 23:13; Ian King 76th 23:34; Clive Harrod 78th 23:39; Philip England 79th 23:40; Trevor Sutherill 87th 24:03; Sam Lyddiatt 97th 24:44; John Welbourn 109th 25:20; Jane Greenwood 120th 25:46; Denise Griffin 133rd 26:49; Dean Racey 133rd 26:49; Laura Bailey 147th 27:17; Cheryl Chapman 159th 27:42; Joanne Clarke 171st 28:24; Barbara Welbourn 182nd 28:58; Julia Oram 185th 29:18; Jackie Richards 186th 29:18; Andrew Osborne-Smith 192nd 29:42; Sally King 246th 34:46.

FRC also sent a team for the first time to the Cotswold 24 Hour Relay in Cirencester Park – and they came back with a top ten finish!

Entering as a mixed team of four men and four women, they ranked 8th out of 69 similar teams, completing 31 laps of the park within the 24-hour limit.

Sean Connolly, as captain, led from the front by posting quick times in the summer heat, while Martin Jennings completed three back-to-back laps also under 40 minutes. Tim Chapman led the team out for Lap 1 and was able to squeeze in a final fifth lap – Lap 31 – at the very end as the team was ahead of time.

With Pasquale Ruggiero completing the men’s entries, three women completed four laps apiece – Ellen Connolly, Nicky Jennings and Jay Gilbert – with Sharon Bird heroically completing two laps after coming back from injury.

Results: Team Fenland 14th overall (24:11—53) out of 255 entries – 280km. Tim Chapman 5 laps (3:24—46). Sean Connolly 4 laps (2:41—53): Martin Jennings 4 laps (2:29—34): Paskey Ruggiero 4 laps (3:41—18): Ellen Connolly 4 laps(3:13—39): Nicky Jennings 4 laps (3:12—08): Jay Gilbert 4 laps (3:12—51): Sharon Bird 2 laps (2:16—30).

On Sunday, a ladies contingent ran in the multi terrain Littleport Leisure 10K near Ely. In a field of 115, Sam Lyddiatt was first FRC lady home in a time of 54:21.

Full results: Sam Lyddiatt 65th 54:21; Jane Greenwood 69th 54:38; Julie Garner 88th 1:02:08; Barbara Welbourn 106th 1:10:25; Tracy Adams 107 1:10:29.

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