Park life as March and Fenland club together
On Saturday, Fenland Running Club and March AC descended in numbers on the King’s Lynn Parkrun for a light-hearted friendly inter-club challenge.
With 47 from FRC and 20 from March AC the Parkrun recorded its biggest ever field of 245 which meant the two clubs made up over a quarter of those running.
Everyone of all capabilities, ranging from the fastest (17:58) to slowest (38:33), had a great time in glorious conditions.
The average running times for all of the 20 and 47 runners were 25:29 (March AC) and 23:37 (FRC) and the average for the first 20 FRC runners was 20:18.
Fenland also had the fastest Men’s Team of five (finishing 5th, 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th) compared with March AC (10th, 13th, 15th, 30th and 46th), and the fastest Ladies Team of five (47th, 57th, 60th, 92nd and 98th) compared with March AC (114th, 134th, 219th, 233rdand 234th).
Two FRC members who didn’t join the club on Saturday ran with another approximately 7,808 finishers in the Manchester Marathon.
Both, running in their first -ever marathon, proved they had done the best training possible by recording superb times.
With ideal conditions Ryan Jones was 356th in a sub-three hour time of 2:57:11.
Rod Sinnott was 1,219th and outperformed his training expectations with a fabulous time of 3:16:06.
Tom Richards was the sole FRC runner at the Bungay Black Dog Running Club Half Marathon on Sunday.
On a notoriously hilly circular course in good weather, in his second ever Half Marathon, Tom was 59th in a field of 502 and knocked two minutes off his previous best to finish in a time of 1:37:47.