Cousins bags series second

Fenland runner Becky Cousins takes 2nd overall in the last race of the Cross country grand prix held at Shouldham Warren.
Fenland runner Becky Cousins takes 2nd overall in the last race of the Cross country grand prix held at Shouldham Warren.
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Fenland Running Club members at the Ryston Runners AC 6.5K Cross Country race at Shouldham Warren were Rebecca Cousins second Senior Lady in 25.19, Sarah Gauvin third LV35 in 29.27 and Michelle Gilbert ninth Senior Lady in 32.52.

Cousins took 15 seconds off her December time and finished second overall out of the series of six races.

A large turnout of 21 FRC members at the Thorney Running Club 10K race on Sunday accounted for almost 10% of the 226 finishers on a flat but windy out and back course. Eight achieved PBs while Martin Jennings took the 1st MV40 prize. Birthday girl Maire Irlam was 5th lady and took the 1st FV45 prize.

Full results: Martin Jennings 14th, 38.30 (PB); Richard Hammond 18th, 38.54; Rod Sinnott 40th, 41.56 (PB); Justin Showell 47th, 42.41 (PB); Tony Moore 48th, 43.12 (PB); Maire Irlam 55th, 44.00; Colin Ferguson 56th, 44.02; Dean Clark 70th, 46.08 (PB); Ian Milburn 76th, 46.29; Clive Harrod 80th, 46.57; Richard Williams 90th, 48.07; Mark Millinson 97th, 48.51; Alan Bird 109th, 50.17; Nicky Jennings 111th, 50.22 (PB); Paulina Zub 115th, 50.28; Adam Oakes 142nd, 53.16; David Hood 152nd, 54.03; Joice Showell 165th 55.54 (PB); Marc Martin 184th, 58.04 (PB); Sharon Bird 184th, 58.04 (PB).

The popular Bedford Harriers AC Oakley 20-mile saw three PBs among the 818 finishers.

Results: Dan Wate, preparing for the London Marathon, 132nd 2.29.36 (PB); Ellen Drew 546th, 3.09.47 (PB); Jay Gilbert 551st, 3.10.21; Laura Arnold 649th, 3.20.23 (PB); Tracy Veenendaal 745th, 3.38.40; Julie Garner 746th, 3.38.40.

Nineteen members of March AC took part at Thorney.

Andrew Larham won 1st Vet 55 prize. Geraldine Larham won 1st Vet 40, Frances Cooke won 1st Vet 55 and Lavinia Seward was 1st Vet 70.

Times: Jevan Robertson 10th, 37.45, Lee Carey, 17th, 38.42, Paul Hensby 25th, 40.02, Andrew Larham, 34th, 41.10, Wayne Stimson, 46th, 42.39, Tim Boyd, 53rd, 43.48, Geraldine Larham, 65th, 45.33, Kevin Barnes, 81st, 47.06, Darren Moat, 85th, 47.24, Harry Littlemore, 99th, 49.02, Malcolm Hunt, 129th, 52.08, Frances Cooke, 135th, 52.54, Fay Scrivener, 150th, 53.31, Graeme Robertson, 155th, 54.41, Michelle Seward, 156th, 54.44, Keith Saward, 179th, 57.47, Katie Hunt, 188th, 58.32, Lavinia Seward, 202nd, 60.45, Tony Whibley, 210th, 65.23.

Walpole St Andrew runner Matt Pyatt smashed his PB at Thorney, by finishing second overall in a highly impressive time of 33.55, beating his previous best by 49 seconds.