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March duo win veterans’ prizes


Several members from March AC were spread over two races at the weekend.

The gruelling Oakley 20 mile road race gave Toni Alcaraz a personal best, crossing the line first for the club in 2 hours and 35 minutes, and she was 3rd in her age category.

Whilst at Thorney in the 10k race Lee Carey came storming home in a time of 39 minutes 35 seconds. Both Mick Stacey and Geraldine Larham won 1st Vet prizes in their age category. March Junior Liam Lambert completed the Thorney fun run in 14 minutes 14 seconds.

Times: Oakley 20 – Toni Alcaraz 2:35:09, Tom Orr 3:01:45, Dawn Veal 3:14:16, Amy Ellis 3:18:52, Teilo Pearce 3:25:30, Nina Markillie 3:52:57 and Suzanne Orr 4:33. Thorney 10k – Lee Carey 39:35, Billy Bremner 39:39, Mick Stacey 39:55, Geraldine Larham 41:44 4th Lady, Andrew Larham 42:54, Darren Moat 43:26, Wayne Stimson 43:39, Nik Okerika 46:30pb, Harry Littlemore 48:46, Malcolm Hunt 49:36, Bryan Goodenough 50:50, Graeme Robertson 51:54, Helena Mueller 53:30, Stephen Cowell 53:36, Mark Oakerbee 54:47pb, Fay Scrivener 55:07, Tina Lambert 65:44 and Tony Whibley 68:14.

l Fenland Running Club had nine runners in Cambridgeshire at the Thorney RC 10K, two in Bedfordshire at the Bedford Harriers Oakley 20 Mile and two in Norfolk at the Wymondham AC 20 Mile, with well placed finishes and PBs.

At the Thorney 10K with 274 finishers, Richard Hammond was the first FRC home with a PB time of 38:12, Ellen Connolly was first lady home with a PB time of 45:28 and also as fourth LV35. There were PBs for Marc Martin and Julia Oram, who was also fourth LV60.

Full results: Richard Hammond 18th 38:12 (PB); Rod Sinnott 41st 41:46; Ellen Connolly 79th 45:28 (PB); Marc Martin 116th 49:18 (PB); Carol Bowett 118th 49:24; Rebecca Murley 137th 51:10; Julie Garner 195th 57:19; Julia Oram 238th 62:37 (PB); Stephen Brunton 267th 70:37.

In Bedfordshire at the Oakley 20, in a field of 787 finishers, Paul Griffin was 67th in a time of 2:26:35 and Jo Clarke was 659th in 3:31:52. At the Wymondham 20, Paul Wiegand finished as second MV55 in a field of 279 finishers in a time of 2:32:58 and Sarah Gauvin was fourth LV4 in a time of 2:41:08.

A week earlier, Rebecca Murley and Jane Holmes were in Nottinghamshire for the East Leake Triathlon organised by 4life Events with a 400m swim, 20K cycle and 5K run. Holmes was 97th in a field of 350 and an overall time of 1:15:16. Murley, in her first Triathlon event, was 164th in 1:21:12.

l Three Counties running club results from the King’s Lynn park run 5K: Stewart Harrison 18.55 (pb), Gary Bligh 19.29, Richard Betts 23.35, Sue George 26.58, Colin Simpson 26.59, James Hammond 29.33, Justeene Hammond 29.33, Wendy Paynter 32.07, Sara Michelle Hibbins 32.08 (pb), Pat Watson 33.08, Ben Hammond 33.54 (pb), Stephanie Clark 33.55.

Many members are training up for the GEAR 10K in early May. Adam Chown and Stewart Harrison are running the Manchester Marathon next Sunday.

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