Members of Leverington-based Three Counties Running Club were in action across two counties at the weekend.
There was success for Bex Cousins at Boston 5K Parkrun, finishing third overall and the first female and 25-29 with a personal best for the course.
Meanwhile at the King’s Lynn Parkrun, Richard, Justeene and Joseph Hammond and Joely Apps rested their legs for their runs on Sunday but volunteered as marshals on the course.
Over in Huntingdon, Justeene and Joseph Hammond and Misha-Zee Grant took part in the Huntingdon 10K, completing the course in fantastic times. Misha-Zee Grant also completing her first ever 10K. Also joining in with the fun, the younger Hammond’s James and Ben ran the Huntingdon 3K.
Three Counties Running Club entered their first team event on Sunday. Their teams, aptly named Lincoln, Norfolk and Cambridge, competied in the seven-stage Green Wheel Relay circumnavigating Peterborough.
This has legs of 4.3 miles up to 8.6 miles and totals over 50 miles. The three teams were chosen to match each other and despite one or two slight detour, they finished between 7 and 7.5 hours.
Everyone fully enjoyed the camaraderie and look forward to future events in the near future.
The runners couldn’t have done it without their bike support consisting of Dean Clark, James Rhodes, Martin Clark, Sue George, Colin Simpson, Stacey Martin, Marc Martin, Stuart Harrison, Tayo Willett.
Results, Huntingdon 10K: Joseph Hammond – 54:04, Justeene Hammond – 1:25:01, Misha-Zee Grant – 1:25:01. Huntingdon 3K: James Hammond – 16:30, Ben Hammond – 18:00.
Green Wheel Relay Stages (first runner named on each stage is Lincoln, second Norfolk, third Cambridge), Stage 1 – 8.16 miles: Colin Apps, 01:05:10, Trudy Sayell, 01:13:08, Dave Lawrence, 01:08:20. Stage 2 – 4.11 miles: Joely Apps, 45:11, Zac Lakey, 31:30, Sandra Rhodes, 44:09. Stage 3 – 7.45 miles: Stephanie Clarke, 01:25:47, Karen Smith, 01:13:39, Sue George, 01:14:42. Stage 4 – 8.11 miles: Marc Martin, 01:10:51, Gary Bligh, 01:03:56, Nicole Coughlin, 01:15:04. Stage 5 – 8.60 miles: Colin Simpson, 01:08:58, Richard Betts, 01:08:51, Adam Chown, 01:04:15. Stage 6 – 7.61 miles: Lauren Murrell, 01:15:18, Lucie Broomfield, 01:14:35, Tayo Willett, 55:16. Stage 7 – 5.70 miles: Steve Rhodes, 52:09, Emma Chenery, 58:35, Hannah Chown, 56:58. Totals: 07:43:24; 07:24:14; 07:18:44.
* Three Counties members Hannah Chown and Emma Sutton ran a 5K Race for Life in scorching heat. Determined, both ladies finished in fantastic times. Emma managed to raise just over £,1000 for two charities, and she only started running in January.
Sunny Saturday saw members attend the very popular Parkruns with Sue George finishing first in her age category and ten members completing the King’s Lynn Parkrun, a couple of members finishing with PB’s.
King’s Lynn 5K Parkrun: Jonny Clarke – 20:30, Adam Chown – 20:55, Joseph Hammond – 24:51, Jodie Clark – 24:55 (PB), Harry Whitelam – 27:21, Hannah Chown – 27:28 (PB), Karen Smith – 27:38, James Hammond – 30:05, Steve Whitelam – 30:27, Esme Whitelam – 39:29. Markeaton 5K Parkrun: Colin Simpson – 22:08 (PB for course), Sue George – 29:27 (PB for course and 1st 55-59 woman). 5K Race for Life: Hannah Chown – 33:57, Emma Sutton – 42:15.
If you want to join 3C, see http://www.threecountiesrc.org/