Fenland Running Club suffered the after-effects of their club Christmas party on Saturday by only just managing to field a team in the third Frostbite Friendly League 5-mile cross-country race hosted by Hunts AC at Hinchingbrooke Park on Sunday.
Conditions underfoot were challenging but Martin Jennings managed a very respectable 24th place in a field of 425 finishers. The absence of many of the faster runners meant FRC languished in 13th place, although this was just enough to maintain 12th place overall.
Full results: Martin Jennings 24th 32.14; Dan Wate 79th 35.08; Tim Chapman 111th 36.19; Rod Sinnott 139th 37.24; Clive Harrod 145th 37.42; Justin Showell 154th 38.04; Maire Irlam 203rd 40.02; John Chapman 210th 40.19; Sarah Gauvin 230th 40.58; Ann Trett 240th 41.37; Ian King 306th 44.50; Cheryl Chapman 384th 50.51.
l Some 37 runners from March AC turned out in the Frostbite League. In the muddiest of conditions everyone got round the course.
Junior Luke Fenner was an impressive third overall and sister Sophie was the first girl home for the club.
The Juniors came eighth overall and are seventh after three races.
The strong March contingent secured fifth position out of 16 clubs and have climbed the table to fifth overall.
Times for Juniors (1.5 miles): Luke Fenner 9.33, 3rd, Luke Gardner 12.14, 64th, Sean Stacey 12.15, 65th, Andrew Lee 12.25, 71st, Sophie Fenner 12.27, 72nd, Liam Lambert 13.45,112th, Lewis Kent 14.07, 132nd, Megan Stacey 14.31, 146th, Alex Cartwright-Bremner 18.39, 175th.
Seniors: Simon Oldfield 33.24, 42nd, Billy Bremner 34.29, 63rd, Lee Carey 34.47, 69th, Mick Stacey 34.59, 75th, Tony Daplyn 35.10, 80th, Wayne Stimson 35.29, 91st, Andrew Larham 35.56, 102nd, Simon Render 36.07, 107th , Debra Wait 36.40, 122nd, Karen Patterson 37.51 147th, Tim Boyd 38.04, 154th, Darren Moat 38.07, 156th, Mark Salmons 38.34,167th, Geraldine Larham 38.37, 170th, Toni Alcaraz 39.43, 199th, Brian Goodenough 40.55, 226th, Brian Harding 41.46, 243rd, Paul Wing 41.49, 245th, Chris Lawrence 42.15, 259th, Wayne Kent 42.54, 276th, Malcolm Hunt 44.18, 294th, Graeme Robertson 44.52, 307th, Dawn Veal 45.37, 515th, Fay Scrivener 48.25, 353rd, Scott Bywater 48.31, 354th, Tina Lambert 53.42, 398th, Ray Few 54.20, 403rd, Katie Hunt 55.45, 410th.