Local runners in 30k race

FENLAND Running Club and March AC were both represented at the Stamford Striders’ St Valentine 30K race on Sunday which is recognised nationally as a tough event, with hills galore and providing a good training run for those planning to run the Flora London Marathon.

Ten Fenland RC members were among the 632 finishers and first home was Richard Dix in 117th place in a time of 2.15.33. First lady home for Fenland was Melanie Murdoch in a PB time for the distance of 2.32.41.

Full results: Richard Dix, 117th, 2.15.33; Paul Wiegand, 161st, 2.20.30; Andre Pittock, 205th, 2.22.14; Daniel Wate, 289th, 2.31.09; Sean Connolly, 293rd, 2.31.34; Melanie Murdoch, 303rd, 2.32.41; Darren Jackson, 304th, 2.32.44; Adam Oakes, 479th, 2.55.11; Tracy Veenendaal, 603rd, 3.30.25; Julie Garner, 604th, 3.30.26.

Five members of March AC completed the course and first home was Andrew Larham 98th place in 2.12.09. Frances Cooke was the only March Lady and secured 268th place in 2.29.08. Times: Andrew Larham 98th, 2.12.09, Adrian Snook 202nd, 2.23.47, Frances Cooke 268th , 2.29.08, Stephen Cowell 587th 3.19.21, Pat Brown 612th, 3.36.33.