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Fenland Running Club's Lewis Saunders bags top 30 Frostbite Friendly League spot at Ramsey



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The third leg of the Frostbite Friendly League of cross country races saw a new course and a new level of commitment from Fenland Running Club.

Some 20 members raced the five-mile course around the muddy fields of Ramsey – regardless of the mud, hills or spills.

Leading the team home was Lewis Saunders whose top 30 place put him among the field’s elite.

Lewis Saunders (24401546)
Lewis Saunders (24401546)

Solid support from Stuart Follen, club coach John Chapman and newcomer Chris Price ensured the club finished highly. Jay Gilbert led the women’s team while Rachael Nichols’ personal best on the course impressed everyone at the club.

Stuart Follen (24401492)
Stuart Follen (24401492)

With half the races of the winter season completed, Fenland RC are beginning a charge up the league table.

Results: Lewis Saunders 31-53 (29th); Stuart Follen 35-28 (96th); John Chapman 37-49 (147th); Chris Price 38-15 (153rd); Paul Griffin 38-27 (160th); Pete Lunt 40-30 (202nd); Jay Gilbert 40-31 (203rd); Andy Beveridge 41-52 (234th); Alan Bird 42-41 (248th); Ian Milburn 42-54 (253rd); Ian King 44-18 (277th); Jac Richards 44-20 (279th); Carly Reed 45-38 (294th); Tom Richards 45-45 (296th); Larissa Follen 46-51 (314th); Rachael Nichols 48-32 (331st); Jane Greenwood 48-37 (332nd); Neil Bailey 49-23 (337th); Gilly Anderson 54-10 (381st); Sarah Rippon 54-12 (382nd); 415 finishers.

Group Pic FRC Frostbite 12.19 (24401507)
Group Pic FRC Frostbite 12.19 (24401507)

And on Sunday (Dec 15), Sarah Rippon competed in a very cold but fresh Santa 5k race in the Wisbech Park run by the Three Counties Running Club.

Sarah came 27th in a race of 54 people. coming in 6th for the ladies in a time of 28.41.

Sarah Rippon (24401534)
Sarah Rippon (24401534)

Report & photos: Tim Chapman/Sarah Rippon



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