Wisbech Fenland Running Club tackle first Sublime Racing Twenty4 event in Peterborough
Sublime Racing Ltd hosted their first ever Twenty4 event in Peterborough last week, writes Sarah Gauvin.
The weekend offered multiple options for all runners of all abilities to participate including a 24 and 12 hour ultra, 5km race and 10km-plus race, alongside a 1km ‘kiddies’ Budding Athletes race over the 24 hours.
Five Fenland Running Club runners (some pictured) participated in the 10km+ on the Sunday morning in 25-degree heat.
A one lap race of the 24 hour course included multiple attractions – riverside pathways, woodlands, lakeside views, narrow bridges and one or two gentle cross country obstacles.
This beautiful course winds through the spectacular lakes and meadows of Ferry Meadows and Nene Park.
The course is 100 per cent traffic free, offers chip timing and an undulating profile.
The runner is supported throughout with a great atmosphere, bottled water, free event photos and live mobile results.
All finishers are rewarded with a goody bag, trophies and spot prizes, finisher’s T-shirt and premium medal, in depth results analysis and an onsite massage. It has live music, plus onsite camping and 48-hour parking (£2).
The Fenland ‘Kings’ were out in force once again with Ian King coming in first for Fenland with a great time of 58:05:40 and Sally King in a well earned time of 1:32:40.
Grahame Peacock was on fire, running the Peterborough Parkrun on the Saturday morning in 56:36 – his 42nd Parkrun – followed by the Sublime 5km race Saturday afternoon in 58:02 and to complete the hat trick the Sublime 10km+ race Sunday morning in 2:14:03.
Grahame is raising money for Diabetes UK and is participating in the Million Steps Challenge which is equal to 500 miles and 19 marathons in 92 days! He plans to conquer this challenge with the London Bridges Challenge on Sunday, September 29 involving 10 miles and 12 iconic bridges. Please support Grahame at https:/step.diabetes.org.uk/pages/grahame
Coming from the summer’s beginners course, Laura Johnson is going from strength to strength, finishing the Sublime 10km+ in an impressive 1:22:18.
Report: Sarah Gauvin