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Lee Johnson first home for Leverington Three Counties Running Club at Oundle 20 as races beat coronavirus




It’s been a mixture of emotions for runners everywhere with races being cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Luckily for Three Counties Running Club the Oundle 20 and Long Sutton 10k and Half Marathon still went ahead.

Nine TCRC members took part in The Oundle 20. Most runners use this in preparation for marathon training but with the London, Paris, Edinburgh and Manchester marathons all being postponed until October runners were in two minds whether to still race.

Oundle (31699198)
Oundle (31699198)

TCRC still went ahead and tackled the wet 20 miles on undulating country roads in and around Northamptonshire taking in the villages of Fotheringay, Nassington, Yarwell and Kings Cliffe.

It was PB’s for everyone racing from the club with Lee Johnson first home for the club in 2:25:40 followed by Johnny Beesley 2:43:44, Mark Mattless 2:47:39, Michelle Brown and Matthew Knott crossing the line together in a time of 2:53:00, Vicki Drake 3:05:31, Teresa Rodrigues 3:10:06, Zoe Gourley 3:16:46 and Matt Hunter 3:16:47.

The Sublime Long Sutton 10k and Half Marathon saw six members take part. Both races took part on a flat course with a few twists and turns with both distances starting at the Peale Community College. The wind and the odd shower didn’t stop some great times from the members.

Long Sutton 10k and Half Marathon (31699195)
Long Sutton 10k and Half Marathon (31699195)

The 10k race saw Jodie Lee first member home for the club in a great PB time of 52:45 and finishing 3rd in age. Victoria May was next in 1:06:36 , Diane Petchell in her first official 10k with a great PB 1:15:31 supported by Lisa Woolley in 1:15:35.

Andi Woolley and Nick Clarey took on the challenge of the Half marathon and both knocked out fantastic PB’s. Andi in a great time of 1:35:49 and Nick also a fantastic time of 1:50:17.

The Juniors has a great morning at Junior Parkrun wisbech with 10 of the 23 runner field being TCRC juniors. First across the line was Jack Williams in a PB of 7:44 followed in 3rd place and 1st female Maisie Macdonald equalling her PB of 8:30, Isaac Western 10:08, Ronnie Watts 10:59, Daniel Beitans 11:21, Hayden Hall 11:40, Callum Bates 12:35, Stephanie Harbord 12:56, Frankie Watts 14:43 and Annika Beitane 18:20.

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