Farmers and gardeners were no doubt relishing the rain on Sunday but for the 1,882 runners at the 10K Bespak Great East Anglia Run in King’s Lynn it made for the worst possible starting conditions.
The weather improved greatly during the race and despite the wet start, 47 Fenland Running Club members relished the event with six breaking the 40-minute barrier and 17 achieving new PBs.
Highest achieving FRC member was Ian Milburn who continued his domination of the MV70 category by taking his fourth consecutive MV70 win this year. Despite struggling against recent injury, Brian Kett was determined to complete his 10th consecutive GEAR race and was one of only 16 runners taking part who had done so.
Full results: Martin Jennings 58th 37.32; Andrew Plume 62nd 37.43; Ryan Jones 77th 38.32(PB); Richard Hammond 78th 38.33(PB); Gary Bligh 99th 39.36; Stuart Follen 108th 39.50(PB); Paul Griffin 113th 40.04(PB); Rod Sinnott 121st 40.14(PB); Dean Clark 152nd 41.34(PB); Graham Milham 143rd 41.22; Andre Pittock 150th 41.30; Mel Trayford 203rd 43.08(PB); Clive Harrod 220th 43.34; Stewart Harrison 237th 43.53; Tom Richards 241st 241st 44.01; Andrew Osborne-Smith 276th 44.32; Ian Milburn 285th (1st MV70) 44.45; Richard Agger 305th 45.12(PB); Max Pearson 409th 47.08; Ellie Gallagher 433rd 47.32; Keith White 463rd 47.55; Phil England 471st 48.05; Luke Pinner 448th 47.42(PB); Ian Barlow 548th 49.35; Ramune Raicheleine 577th 49.57(PB); Pauline Zub 582nd 50.02; Sam Lyddiatt 753rd 52.29; Larissa Follen 794th 53.05(PB); Tracey Howard 824th 53.32(PB); Joice Showell 886th 54.23(PB); Justin Showell 887th 54.23; Julie Garner 1,020th 56.18(PB); Jac Richards 1,008th 54.59(PB); Cheryl Chapman 1,117th 57.38; Jane Greenwood 1,131st 57.49; Tracy Farr 1,152nd 58.07(PB); Alan Bird 1,083rd 57.11; Sharon Bird 1,084th 57.12; Denise Griffin 1,098th 57.24; Neil Bailey 1,284th 57.24; Brian Kett 1,267th 59.50; Alison Patterson 1,362nd 1.01.01; Stephen Brunton 1,393rd 1.01.38(PB); Lauren Murell 1,575th 1.05.09; Stacey Martin 1,602nd 1.05.42; Gill Holmes 1,682nd 1.08.53; Stephanie Clark 1.690th 1.09.14; Adam Chown 1,691st 1.09.14.