Forty-two Fenland Running Club members were amongst the 3,949 finishers at the biggest athletics event of the region on Sunday with perfect weather at the Perkins Great Eastern Run Half Marathon in Peterborough.
Jon Rowell, Ramune Raicheliene, Ian King, Richard Agger, Stephanie Clark, Alan Bird and Jac Richards were all tackling a half marathon for the first time and there were 13 personal bests.
First home for FRC was Andrew Plume who was 150th and first lady home was Maire Irlam. Fenland were also among the prizes in the form of Ian Milburn who was 1st MV70-79 and Irlam who was 1st LV50-59. Gill Holmes was a designated Pacer for the 2:45:00 target runners and brought them home in a time of 2:44:28.
Full results: Andrew Plume 150th 1:23:25; Ryan Jones 165th 1:24:00 (PB); Tim Chapman 246th 1:27:46; Rod Sinnott 313th 1:29:35 (PB); Martin Jennings 321st 1:29:55; Graham Milham 339th 1:30:31 (PB); Paul Wiegand 468th 1:34:05; Maire Irlam 525th 1:35:26 (PB); Stuart Follen 571st 1:36:40; Richard Betts 683rd 1:38:37; Nicole Coughlin 684th 1:38:37; Paul Griffin 724th 1:39:19; Ian King 945th 1:43:25; Richard Agger 592nd 1:43:36; Alan Bird 956th 1:43:40; Ian Milburn 971st 1:43:58; John Fenn 1015th 1:44:51; Sarah Gauvin 1024th 1:44:58; Ellen Drew 1054th 1:45:22 (PB); Paulina Zub 1224th 1:48:14; Jay Gilbert 1268th 1:48:55; Leanne Rickett 1335th 1:49:48; Nicky Jennings 1373rd 1:50:27; Dave Hood 1410th 1:51:01; Luke Pinner 1497th 1:52:17; Ramune Raicheliene 1502nd 1:52:24; Sam Lyddiatt 1514th 1:52:33 (PB); Jon Rowell 1714th 1:55:30; Tracey Howard 1959th 1:58:34 (PB); Marc Martin 1975th 1:58:44; Larissa Follen 1976th 1:58:44; (PB); Neil Bailey 2003rd 1:59:04; Jane Greenwood 2119th 2:00:32 (PB); Jac Richards 2120th 2:00:33; Denise Griffin 2406th 2:05:05 (PB); Joanne Clark 2670th 2:09:26; Sarah Rippon 2888th 2:13:17 (PB); Sharon Bird 3043rd 2:16:52 (PB); Stephen Brunton 3200th 2:20:25 (PB); Tracy Farr 3234th 2:21:14; Stephanie Clark 3577th 2:34:37; Gillian Holmes 3744th 2:44:18.
l Some 25 runners from March AC took part this year. First home for the club was Melissa Neal with a time of 1.23.04, giving her 146th overall.
Geraldine Larham followed, getting a PB time of 1.28.29 and 273rd.
Other times were: Justin Elvidge 1.30.20 (330th); Mark Darlow 1.34.20 (477th); Kevin Barnes 1.43.02 (917th); Lynn Summerfield 1.43.08 (925th); Darren Moat 1.43.58 (972nd); Brian Harding 1.44.41 (1005th); Chris Lawrence 1.46.20 (1112th); Shaun Donkin 1.57.56 (1905th); Chris Amps 1.58.25 (1945th); Wayne Kent 2.01.15 (2173rd); Emma Carey 2.08.49 (2633rd); Amy Ellis 2.15.35 (2987th); Lisa Donkin 2.15.35 (2988th); Pat Norris 2.15.35 (2986th); Angela Cumbridge 2.18.21 (3119th); Tina Lambert 2.18.21 (3117th); Lavinia Seward 2.18.58 (3144th); Teilo Pearce 2.23.00 (3308th); Nina Markillie 2.27.47 (3440th); Sue Ward 2.33.49 (3567th); Sarah Westbrook 2.33.51 (3557th);Gaelle Bryant 2.38.28 (3645th); Pat Brown 2.47.18 (3785th).