March end season on a high
With several members busy at Silverstone half and Thetford Duathlon this weekend, March AC took part in the final stage of the Frostbite League.
On a really tough course due to flooding Louis Fairfax, fresh back from injury, led the team home to secure a seventh place finish which meant they finished the league in 10th overall, two places above other local club Fenland.
Geraldine Larham crossed the line in 96th place in a field of 350 runners. For the juniors Hugo Bryant was well up in the field of 202, finishing 38th on the 1.5 mile course.
The junior team were ninth on the day which gave them an overall finish of ninth out of 15.
Times: Seniors Louis Fairfax 36.11 (34th), Lee Carey 36.35 (38th), Mick Stacey 36.51 (45th), Billy Bremner 37.20 (58th) Michael Salter 38.14 (78th), Geraldine Larham 39.15 (96th), Phil Beldon 39.44 (105th), Mark Salmons 39.48 (106th), Jonathan Farrow 40.07 (110th), Darren Moat 40.33 (118th), Toni Alcaraz 41.06 (127th), Simon Render 42.05 (142nd), Rhys Davies 43.44 (174th), Nik Okerika 45.42 (204th), Teilo Pearce 47.26 (231st) Dawn Veal 48.18 (240th) Brian Goodenough 48.20 (241st) Mark Oakerbee 53.01 (292nd) Tina Lambert 55.14 (312th).
Juniors: Hugo Bryant 9.27 (38th) Kai Harding 9.51 (57th), Sean Stacey 10.06 (72nd) Luke Gardner 10.13 (77th), Andrew Lee 10.58 (108th) Liam Lambert 11.05 (112th) Sophie Fenner 11.14 (121st) Paul Bryant 12.29 (172nd), Megan Stacey 13.25 (192nd) Alex Cartwright 18.54 (201st).
At Silverstone Karen Patterson shattered her PB and finished the Half Marathon in 1 hour 31 minutes and 33 seconds. Pat Norris exceeded her expectations with 2.06.09.
Thetford hosted the Mud & Mayhem Duathlon.
Results were, individual race: Michelle Seward 2:02:46, Pauline Boyd 2:19:21; and Tim Boyd & Michael Bennett (two-man team relay) 1:48:47.
l Fenland Running Club in the Frostbite Friendly League finished 10th on the day but 12th overall after all six races. First home of 21 members was Stuart Follen who was 49th, first lady home was Mel Trayford.
Full results: Stuart Follen 49th 36:57; Sean Connolly 60th 37:33; Tim Chapman 85th 38:32; Andre Pittock 102nd 39:33; Mel Trayford 139th 41:58; Sarah Gauvin 149th 42:27; John Chapman 150th 42:27; Tom Richards 158th 42:42; Ian Milburn 170th 43:27; Ellen Drew 172nd 43:30; Jay Gilbert 187th 44:37; Ian King 193rd 44:53; Maire Irlam 214th 46:06; Paulina Zub 220th 46:29; Jane Greenwood 273rd 51:10; Neil Bailey 286th 52:18; Cheryl Chapman 295th 53:16; Joanne Clarke 311th 55:03; Carol Slater-Garner 326th 59:00; Hannah Ryan 328th 59:23; Gill Holmes 344th 1:06:33.