Fenland Running Club quartet break 20-minute barrier
Fenland Running Club had a busy week with 23 competing in the first of five Peterborough 5K Grand Prix series which started on Wednesday, three at the Nottingham Notts AC 10-mile around the Holmes Pierrepont National Water Centre on Friday and Justin Showell who ran at Swansea on Sunday.
The Notts 10-Mile was raced through a deluge of rain but FRC runners still had good races.
Clive Harrod was first FRC home in 144th place in a time of 1:12:02. Ian Milburn was 161st and first MV70 in 1:13:38 and Paulina Zub was 237th in 1:21:35 (PB), 333 finishers.
Showell was 489th in a field of 3,391 at the Swansea Half Marathon in a time of 1:40:36.
The top three FRC runners at the 5K at Ferry Meadows were Stuart Follen, Rod Sinnott and Paul Griffin who were 51st, 53rd and 54th with just six seconds separating them.
They were followed by Tim Chapman in 82nd place – all breaking the magical 20-minute barrier.
Full results: Stuart Follen 51st 18:58; Rod Sinnott 53rd 19:02; Paul Griffin 54th 19:04; Tim Chapman 82nd 19:47; Dan Carrington 94th 20:10; Clive Harrod 120th 21:08; Maire Irlam 121st 21:11; Max Pearson 145th 21:51; Sarah Gauvin 151st 22:00; Ellen Drew 154th 22:07; Ian King 188th 23:10; Paulina Zub 214th 23:29; Catherine Duce 214th 24:01; Larissa Follen 247th 25:31; Dean Racey 263rd 26:16; Joice Showell 266th 26:18; Justin Showell 267th 26:19; Trevor Sutherill 273rd 26:38; Cheryl Chapman 281st 27:21; Julie Garner 286th 27:21; Stephen Brunton 311th 29:13; Tracy Veenendaal 312th 29:16.