Ten Wisbech Fenland Running Club tackle 27th St Valentines 30k from Stamford’s Welland Academy after being postponed due to Storm Dennis
Ten runners from Fenland Running Club took part in the 27th St Valentines 30k (Stamford Striders) after having been postponed from the previous week due to Storm Dennis making unsafe conditions for runners and marshals alike.
Temperatures reached 11°C but the fierce wind hit the runners from all directions as well as having the undulating hills to contend with.
The course wound its way from Stamford’s Welland Academy through Little Casterton, Tolethorpe, Ryhall, Careby, Pickworth, and Great Casterton, finishing with a lap of the playing field at the Academy.
Steve Bennington (145th) and Rod Sinnott (146th) were first home for Fenland with an equal time of 2:24:09, giving Steve a PB by two minutes. Carol Bowett (255th) was Fenland’s first lady home, achieving a one-minute PB in a time of 2:40:01 with Jane Clarke (278th) gaining a fantastic 10-minute PB with a finishing time of 2:43:39.
First time runners at this race, Andy Beveridge (303rd) Melissa Milham (404th) and Gemma Read (531st) finished with times of 2:48:40; 3:03:11 and 3:40:49 respectively.
The remaining Fenland finishers were Paul Griffin (277th) 2:43:43; Jane Greenwood (443rd) 3:12:05 and Lucy Hicks (533rd) 3:41:32 out of 562 finishers.
Meanwhile six members of Fenland Running Club took part in the Sublime Winter 10k in Peterborough.
Out of a field of 436 runners, Pete Lunt, in 83rd position, was the first home for FRC in a time of 48:01.
He was closely followed in by Jay Gilbert in 84th position in 48:05.