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The usual RAF Marham New Year’s Eve 10k event was postponed last year due to Covid-19 - but finally went ahead at the weekend.

For the event to go ahead, organisers had to move the start position, have no water stations and all runners had staggered start times to minimise crowds and congregating.

Three Counties Running Club (TCRC) had a turnout of 25 runners, competing in their first official race since the first lockdown in March 2020.

TCRC socially distanced at Marham (47235518)
TCRC socially distanced at Marham (47235518)

The event saw 189 runners take part, with TCRC having three in the top 20 and a few PBs.

First home for TCRC in ninth place and a PB of 38:49 was Daniel Barnes, 18th Lee Johnson in 41:58, 20th Steve Bennington 42:13, Rickie Trundle 44:03, Matthew Knott 45, Jonny Clark 46:54, Michelle Brown 47:12, Richard Stapleton 47:51, Mark Mattless 49:33, Gary Ingrey 50:57, Sarah Melton-Whitelam 54:43, Steve Whitelam 55:05PB, Donna Johnson 56:06PB, Zoe Gourley 58:37, Tony Lamb 59:28, Matt Hunter and Victoria May 59:58, Cheryl Lenton 1:00:40, Jodie Clark 1:00:41, Lorraine Parker 1:01:03, Sarah Johnson 1:01:35, Melvin Green 1:03:54, Anne-Marie Mattless 1:04:18, Sarah Lamb 1:09:35 and Jennie Sinclair 1:10:01.

Craig Freestone took part in The South Devon Ultra Marathon. The tough event consisted of 33.5 miles of steep hills with elevation gain of 6,519ft. It was also extremely windy, with gusts up to 40mph. Craig ran a fantastic race, finishing in 6 hrs 40 minutes and came 36th out of 100.

Craig Freestone (47235522)
Craig Freestone (47235522)

Wisbech Junior Parkrun saw another fantastic turnout of 55 runners. The four TCRC junior runners to take part were Isaac Western 9:29PB, Callum Bates 12:04, Hayden Hall 13:39 and Kallum Hall 19:12.

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