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March AC’s Larham is first lady as runners tackle Wymondham 20-miler

Pauline Boyd, Karen Patterson and Geraldine Larham.
Pauline Boyd, Karen Patterson and Geraldine Larham.

In preparation for the London Marathon March AC runners took part in the Wymondham 20-mile race on Sunday.

Geraldine Larham won the first lady prize with a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 39 seconds, followed by Karen Patterson, who won 3rd lady in 2 hours 25 minutes and 2 seconds. Mick Stacey’s 2.27.58 gave him 2nd in his age category.

Ian Milburn (left, 1st MV70) and Greg Tagney
Ian Milburn (left, 1st MV70) and Greg Tagney

The Thorney 10k took place with several March runners competing. First home for the club was Billy Bremner in 37 minutes 18 seconds. Toni Alcaraz won 2nd lady with a personal best time of 40.52.

Other times: Sean Stacey 45:32pb, Bryan Goodenough 48:55, Martin Gardner 50:40, Megan Stacey 55:00pb, Bill Swadling 56:27, Fay Scrivener 56:53, Hugh Plumb 1:02:59, Michelle Seward 1:04:39, Lavinia Seward 1:04:39. Thorney Fun Run – Hugo Bryant 11:13 (6th), Liam Lambert 12:58 (15th), Lily Fiveash 14:40 (26th), Serge Lambert 15:49 (34th)

Fenland Running Club’s annual outing to the Coniston 14 Road Race saw 22 finishers amongst the 1,171 who braved the multiple hills which circumnavigate Lake Coniston.

With snow on the Lake District mountains behind the village and a sun baked day with virtually no wind, many runners had sunburn as well as exhaustion.

Martin Jennings was the highest placed male runner, finishing 37th in a time of 1:30:31. Once again, Fenland were in top ten finishing positions in various age categories: Ian Milburn scooped 1st MV70; Jane Greenwood was 3rd FV60; Sarah Gauvin 4th LV45; Maire Irlam 5th FV50; Greg Tagney 5th MV65; Bethan Everson 7th Senior Lady.

The first four FRC ladies of Bethan Everson, Sarah Gauvin, Maire Irlam and Nicky Jennings also brought home a third place ladies’ team prize.

Full results: Martin Jennings 37th 1:30:31; Tim Chapman 137th 1:42:20; Bethan Everson 157th 1:44:06; Graham Milham 158th 1:44:07; Tom Richards 160th 1:44:07; Sarah Gauvin 186th 1:46:12; Maire Irlam 279th 1:52:03; Andre Pittock 327th 1:54:10; Ian Milburn 357th 1:55:35; Greg Tagney 358th 1:55:36; Nicky Jennings 509th 2:02:31; Carol Bowett 531st 2:03:39; Nigel Searle 543rd 2:04:27; Stuart Follen 545th 2:04:28; Catherine Duce 599th 2:06:06; Jane Greenwood 617th 2:08:00; Paulina Zub 771st 2:15:54; Patrycja Siadczko 772nd 2:15:55; Tracey Else 779th 2:17:40; Jon Rowell 840th 2:19:24; Melissa Millward 892nd 2:22:51;Jo Clarke 1,005 2:35:34.Ryan Jones was at the Wymondham Athletic Club 20 mile race. In a field of 277 finishers, Ryan was 15th in a time of 2:13:57. Also on Sunday, Shay and Ellen Connolly were at Ryston Runners XC races at Shouldham Common. Shay was in the 800m dash for U9s in a time of 05:11 and mum Ellen was 1st LV35 in the 6.5K race, 29:09.

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