March AC runner Luke Brown bags top 25 slot in 4th winter Frostbite League round
After weeks of rain, to say the course for the 4th round (of six) of the winter Frostbite League was rather muddy in places, was a slight understatement.
March Athletic Club were the hosts from their Elm Road base. However, the race day dawned to a welcome appearance of the sun, making running through the mud a slightly more appealing prospect.
The seniors race is a 5-mile route which takes in the nature reserve off Longhill Road and the riverbank of the Twenty Foot drain. The juniors run a 3k route round the nature reserve.
March AC fielded 31 senior runners, 17 juniors and provided all the race day marshalls. First male home for March seniors was Luke Brown in 31:54, an impressive 24th overall out of 441 finishers. First March lady home was Hannah Daniels in 41:24.
The team finished 10th out of 16 teams and remain 11th overall in the league. The juniors finished sixth on the day out of 15 teams and retained their fifth overall spot in the league, with Louis Benningfield bringing in the boys in a superb 7th place out of 167 runners and Sasha Bland was the first girl home.
March AC would like to thank all the clubs involved in the league, who sent a strong field of runners to the race, for making it an enjoyable and successful event.
Louis Benningfield 08:17, Charlie Wright 09:13, Archie Bullman 09:25, Sasha Bland 10:16, Matthew Baker 10:22, Serge Lambert 10:25, Eddie Boxall 10:30, Vinnie Quinlan 10:57,
Edie Wilkinson 10:08, Ellie Fiveash 11:40, Megan Davies 11:40, Lily Fiveash 12:02, Bronwyn Davies 12:05, Kinley Powell 12:11, Noah Wool 12:24, Maisie Whittlesey 13:43, Molly Cook 13:44.
Luke Brown 31:54, Louis Fairfax 33:54, Kevin Bunn 33:55, Niall Jackson 34:01, Liam Lambert 35:32, Andrew Larham 35:52, Wayne Stimson 36:28, Andrew Wool 36:43, Mark Salmons 37:02, Phil Beldom 39:42, Darren Moat 39:54, Rhys Davies 40:14, James Arran 41:09, Hannah Daniels 41:24, Hugh Harris 42:10, Bryan Newman 42:46, Abigail Jeeves 43:38, Scott Bywater 45:35, Walter Beldom 45:35, Jordan Lancaster 48:24, Sarah Starr 48:39, Malcolm Hunt 49:52, Joanne Anderson-Wenn 50:12, Bill Swaddling 50:31, Sam Wool 51:02, Natasha Hardy 51:10, Leanne Haynes 51:15, Emma Reed 57:07, Pat Brown 1:03:24, Suzanne Orr 1:16:59, Tom Orr 1:20:51.