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On debut in a March vest, Kanina O’Neill first lady in penultimate race of Frostbite League at Bourne Woods




The penultimate race of the Frostbite League took place on Sunday at Bourne Woods, on the A34.

The race is notorious for being a gruelling one, with plenty of mud.

It certainly didn’t disappoint those who love a true cross country experience, including mud baths.

Luke Brown Frost 2.20 (28315788)
Luke Brown Frost 2.20 (28315788)

March Athletic Club had 10 seniors and 11 juniors competing in the race. Luke Brown brought the men home in a fantastic 25th place, out of 366 runners.

Kanina O'Neill March AC 2.20.jpg (28232268)
Kanina O'Neill March AC 2.20.jpg (28232268)

First lady home, making her debut in a March vest, was Kanina O’Neill.

The juniors were brought in by Louis Benningfield in fifth place out of 157, with Sasha Bland first girl home. Both Louis and Sasha have been in great form through this season’s league.

Phil Beldom and Sonia Witham March AC 2.20.jpg (28232270)
Phil Beldom and Sonia Witham March AC 2.20.jpg (28232270)

March Seniors stand at 12th in the league and the Juniors an impressive fifth in their league.

The final race is on Sunday, March 1, at Jubilee Park in Huntingdon.

Times:

Seniors: 25th Luke Brown 32:27, Liam Lambert 35:20, Wayne Stimson 36:28, Kanina O’Neill 39:57, Phil Beldom 40:22, Jon Long 42:48, Karen Patterson 43:37, Walter Beldom 45:49, Malcolm Hunt 51:59, Sonia Witham 57:43.

Juniors: 5th Louis Benningfield 09:03.

• It was a bit of a damp start for Leverington-based Three Counties Running Club (TCRC) at junior parkrun on Sunday at Wisbech with fine rain all morning.

There was a smaller field this week of 27 runners braving the rain with nine of them being TCRC’s.

Maisie Macdonald was first to cross the line over 30 seconds ahead of second place in a time of 8:51.

She was followed by Keira Fines 9:40, Isaac Western 10:35, Ronnie Watts 10:56, Hayden Hall 10:57, Frankie Watts 11:47, Stephanie Harbord 12:12, Kallum Hall 13:21 and Molli Western as assistant tail walker in 22:23.

Next weekend TCRC will be running in the rescheduled Hereward Relay and also the Shouldham XC Series.

TCRC stated: “Parkruns are great for the club members, whatever age, or ability, to get those few extra miles in, chase the personal bests, embrace and encourage new runners, return from injury runs, volunteer and still feel part of something, or for the social of coffee and cake afterwards.”

More from Three Counties Running Club on page 52.


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