FRC fell challenge

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Fenland Running Club members Andre Pittock and Pasquale Ruggiero were on holiday in Yorkshire last week but still found time to fit in a brand-new, challenging fell race.

This was mostly up the side of a fell which meant slow times for the 43 runners. It was a tough race, organised by the National Trust, over seven and a half kilometres.

Andre finished 20th in a time of 44:07 and Pasquale was 31st in a time of 54:04. Another local runner, Sarah Endicott from Yaxley Runners, finished 34th in 55:37.

On home ground, FRC made up almost 10% of the 204 entries on Wednesday in the fifth and final Peterborough Grand Prix 5K Series hosted by Werrington Joggers, with 20 FRC runners finishing. First home was Dan Wate who, along with Stuart Follen, were the only sub-20 minute FRC runners. Dean Clark came close but was 20.00 exactly. Maire Irlam was 1st LV45.

Full results: Dan Wate 40th 19.29; Stuart Follen 48th 19.43; Dean Clark 56th 20.00; Maire Irlam 78th 21.08; Paul Weigand 81st 21.11; Graham Millham 88th 21.27; Clive Harrod 92nd 21.33; Justin Showell 103rd 21.59; Ian Milburn 107th 22.14; Paul Griffin 113th 22.37; Ian Barlow 126th 23.11; Max Pearson 128th 23.33; Mel Murdoch 131st 23.35; Ramune Raicheleine 132nd 23.40; Marc Martin 136th 23.49; Ann Vaughan 140th 24.14; Dean Racey 148th 24.48; Ashlee Dowd 157th 25.37; Stacey Webb 167th 27.03; Larissa Follen 177th 28.41.

On Sunday first home for FRC was Adam Chown in a time of 43.58 at the Riverside Runners St Neots 10K (362 finishers) in hot conditions. With almost 90% of the course off-road, there were no PBs.

Other results: Clive Harrod 65th 45.44, Sarah Gauvin 89th 47.02.