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More achievements for Three Counties Running Club members




Members of the Three Counties Running Club have been impressing with their latest workouts.

Two runners have completed a ‘virtual Lands End to John O’Groats’ challenge, while others have taken part in a run to raise awareness for mental health. A junior parkrun also saw 36 participants involved.

Sandra Rhodes and Jannette Smith challenged themselves to cover a distance equal to that between Great Britain’s furthermost points - Lands End and John O’Groats.

Sandra Rhodes and Janette Smith completed the virtual Lands End to John O'Groats challenge. (47730958)
Sandra Rhodes and Janette Smith completed the virtual Lands End to John O'Groats challenge. (47730958)

This means that they had to run or walk 874 miles over 12 months.

They took on the challenge together, running on all different types of terrains and covering varying distances to complete it.

Having concluded the challenge with two months to spare, the pair have decided to repeat it backwards - starting at John O’Groats and finishing at Lands End.

Jacqueline McGonigle took part in the Darkness to Light run. (47730997)
Jacqueline McGonigle took part in the Darkness to Light run. (47730997)

Club member Jacqueline McGonigle took part in the Darkness to Light 5km running event in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

It takes place every year to help raise awareness of mental health issues and to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide.

Despite a cold and windy 5am start, Jacqueline was able to run 3.3 miles in just over 37 minutes. She took part with her running partner Dave.

Wisbech Junior Parkrun saw 36 runners take part. First home for Three Counties was Issac Western with a personal best of 9:18.

Rowan Coultard followed with 12:42, and Callum Bates was close behind with 12:45.

A free 12-week beginners running course has started, but there is still time to join. The sessions, which take place from 7-8pm on Wednesdays at Leverington Sports and Social Club, are for runners of all abilities.

More details on the class can be found by contacting activefenlandbookings@fenland.gov.uk.



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