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Lewis Saunders first Fenland Running Club member to finish in March AC Frostbite League race



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The new year brought Fenland Running Club members out in force for the Frostbite League race hosted by March AC.

Some 19 runners braved five miles of mud-filled paths and bridleways as part of the winter campaign.

First to finish was Lewis Saunders in 34-46. His 59th place was a little below his best but testimony to the strength of the huge field of 441 runners.

Phil Thompson. (26624304)
Phil Thompson. (26624304)

Phil Thompson (above) and Richard Agger finished shoulder-to-shoulder in a home straight sprint (97th and 98th), with club coach John Chapman not far behind in 39-26.

Pete Lunt. (26624300)
Pete Lunt. (26624300)

Leading the ladies was Jay Gilbert (189th) and she was well supported by Becky Taylor (219th) and Jane Clarke (255th).

Phillip Clarke. (26624308)
Phillip Clarke. (26624308)

The club was very pleased to see the continued improvement in Tom Richards’ (below) races, while Paul Griffin’s preparation for a spring marathon meant he pulled out halfway to avoid injury.

Tom Richards. (26624318)
Tom Richards. (26624318)

Times: Lewis Saunders 34-36 (59th); Phil Thompson 36-20 (97th); Richard Agger 36-20 (98th); John Chapman 39-26 (159th); Jay Gilbert 40-27 (189th); Tom Richards 40-34 (194th); Chris Prince 40-51 (198th); Pete Lunt 41-05 (205th); Becky Taylor 41-27 (219th); Phillip Clarke 42-21 (238th); Jane Clarke 43-11 (255th); Ian Milburn 43-47 (265th); Jac Richards 45-34 (302nd); Carly Read 46-07 (307th); Larissa Follen 47-30 (321st); Jane Greenwood 48-56 (338th); Neil Bailey 49-57 (351st); Rachael Nichols 51-16 (372nd); Sarah Rippon 1:00-27 (417th).

Rachael Nichols (26624313)
Rachael Nichols (26624313)

Finishers – 19.

Sarah Rippon (26624315)
Sarah Rippon (26624315)

Report & photos: Tim Chapman.



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