Club runners end year with 10k best times

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THE final race of 2010 saw 19 Fenland Running Club members competing in the ever popular New Year’s Eve 10K Road Race hosted by Ely Runners at Little Downham.

Good conditions on the day saw 506 runners complete the course with the traditional piper at the start.

First man home for Fenland was Justin Kinsey in 23rd place with a personal best time of 37.31 and first lady home was Rebecca Cousins, who was pleased with a time of 41.30 having just recovered from the dreaded flu virus.

Other pbs were achieved by Dan Wate (42.41) and Simon Holmes (59.14) who knocked an impressive six minutes off his previous time at the same race last year.

Full results: Justin Kinsey, 23rd, 37.05; Tim Chapman 50th, 39.26; Rebecca Cousins 77th, 41.30; Dan Wate 106th, 42.41; Richard Dix 114th, 43.08; Andrew Osborne-Smith 117th, 43.16; Andre Pittock 120th, 43.19; Lisa Jermey 177th, 45.37; Keith White 186th, 46.04; Andrew Howard, 264th 49.17; Adam Oakes, 296th, 51.09; Richard Williams 305th, 51.43; Roger Williams 332nd, 52.41; Sue George, 345th, 53.32; Colin Simpson 346th, 53.32; Maire Irlam, 367th 54.58; Cheryl Chapman 374th, 55.34; Simon Holmes 424th, 59.19; Roger Kay 484th, 1.06.14.

Eight members plus one dog from March Athletics Club took part in the Ely race.

In his first race for the club, Fen the rescue collie now owned by members Malcolm and Katie Hunt came an impressive fourth dog home.

Meanwhile runners for the club were greeted by Darren Moat first home in a time of 41.19 72nd overall, First lady home was Karen Patterson with a time of 45.37 in 176th overall.

Geraldine Emmins knocked two minutes off her personal best to cross the finish line in 45.57.

Times overall: Darren Moat 72nd, 41.19; Karen Patterson 176th, 45.37; Geraldine Emmins 184th, 45.57; John Savage 244th, 48.20; Jim Atkin, 318th, 52.13; Malcolm Hunt with Fen the Dog 370th, 55.20; Austin Patterson 382nd, 56.22; Gena Jackman, 485th, 1.06.22.