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More FRC lady scoring runners in first 10 finishers than there were men


By Pete Woodhouse


Fenland Running Club were at the sixth, and final, race of the Frostbite Friendly League at Jubilee Park, Huntingdon, on Sunday.

The torrential rain when people woke up put a lot of runners off attending, but at the race start it was dry, if very windy.

Eleven intrepid runners completed the 5-plus mile course and for once there were more lady scoring runners in the first 10 finishers than there were men.

Fenland Running Club members at Jubilee Park, Huntingdon. (7684073)
Fenland Running Club members at Jubilee Park, Huntingdon. (7684073)

Judged the hardest of all the six courses due to the rough terrain, storming home for his best finish of the series was Lewis Saunders, who finished 10th in a field of 362 in a time of 30:22.

First home for the ladies was Nicky Jennings, finishing in her best finish position ever of 158th in 39:03. FRC finished 15th on the day and after all six races finished 12th overall.

Jay Gilbert. (7684077)
Jay Gilbert. (7684077)

The six races of the Frostbite series were also chosen as the Club’s Winter Championship competition and both Tim Chapman and Nicky Jennings, who competed in all six races, came out as final winners.

Tim Chapman. (7684079)
Tim Chapman. (7684079)

Full results: Lewis Saunders 10th 30:22; Tim Chapman 98th 35:45; Nicky Jennings 158th 39:03; John Chapman 180th 40:02; Jay Gilbert 224th 42:26; Maire Kay 227th 42:46; Ian Milburn 229th 42:49; Larissa Follen 289th 47:22; Rachael Nichols 298th 48:02; Gilly Anderson 323rd 51:58; Sarah Rippon 352 1:00:18.

John Chapman (7684081)
John Chapman (7684081)

Sunday also saw around 150 runners of all abilities gather at Ferry Meadows Country Park despite the wet and windy conditions. They were all taking part in the Stroke Association Resolution Run, with a choice of completing either a 5k or 10k distance.

Grahame Peacock of Fenland Running Club took part along with Karen Cowley, a friend from the Wisbech Slimming World Group.

FRC Winter Championship competition winners Tim Chapman and Nicky Jennings. (7684075)
FRC Winter Championship competition winners Tim Chapman and Nicky Jennings.  (7684075)

They both found the going tough, as much of the course was muddy and covered in large puddles; therefore not lending itself to PB times at their chosen distances.

Press Report: Roger Kay/Grahame Peacock

Photos: Roger Kay/Tim Chapman/Adrian Searle



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