Midsummer Common race sees Andrew first male home for Fenland and Bethan first club female
Sunday saw 15 members of Fenland Running Club take on the Cambridge Half Marathon 2019.
This popular 13.1-mile race saw nearly 8,500 runners start on Victoria Avenue by Midsummer Common, from here they headed along King’s Parade and out of the city via Trumpington Road.
After a beautiful loop around Trumpington and Grantchester they headed back into the city to finish on Victoria Avenue. The weather was overcast with a slight drizzle, perfect running conditions for a few PB’s.
First male home for Fenland in a cracking time of 1.21.19 was Andrew Plume and the first female home for Fenland in a truly inspirational time of 1.23.56 (PB) was Bethan Everson, 10th female home overall!
Full results: Andrew Plume 1.21.19, Ryan Jones 1.23.36, Bethan Everson 1.23.56 (PB), Rod Sinnott 1.29.45, Steve Bennington 1.36.31 (PB), Nicky Jennings 1.41.34, Max Pearson 1.51.33, Alan Clarke 1.58.03, Jon Rowell 2.03.25, Carly Read 2.10.10 (pb), Carol Slater-Garner 2.14.34, Lucy Hicks 2.19.33, Jane Kennaway 2.15.32, Catherine Duce 2.25.36 and Adrian Searle completed his very first half marathon.
In Norwich, in similar conditions, Gilly Anderson took on the Ringland Half Marathon organised by Norwich Road Runners.
Using the Roarr! Dinosaur Park as race HQ the beautiful course takes runners through 13.1 miles of countryside. Gilly finished in 723rd position in a time of 2:29.
Press Report: Nicky Jennings
Photos: Tim Chapman