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Both are currently in training for Ironman events


By Pete Woodhouse


Fenland Running Club husband and wife Chris and Gilly Anderson were out in full force.

The MK Marathon (Milton Keynes) which took place on bank holiday Monday had perfect running conditions. The majority of the MKM route is incredibly green and scenic.

Chris is currently in training for Nottingham Ironman in July and this is his second marathon in four weeks. He ran in a time of 5hr16mins, coming in 1,605th place out of a field of over 2,000s.

Chris Anderson. (10210675)
Chris Anderson. (10210675)

Meanwhile on the Sunday at Grafham Water Gilly took part in her first standard distance triathlon, in training for her half ironman in Holkham in July.

In the 1000m swim,45km bike and a 10km run, Gilly came 130th female in a field of 600 athletes, finishing in a time of 3.16.40.

Gilly Anderson. (10210678)
Gilly Anderson. (10210678)

On a glorious morning on Sunday, seven runners represented FRC at the Eye 10k.

The weather was warm and the wind gentle. It was a lovely, flat course of mixed terrain with 499 runners finishing the race. Nigel Seale led the team home, just three seconds behind his PB which he set last week at GEAR, despite it being warmer and including some off road sections.

Full results: Nigel Seale, 42nd place in a time of 41:08, Philip England, 228th position in 53:28, Adrian Searle, 235th position in 53:58, Jac Richards, 255th position in 55:06, Rachael Nicholls, 326th position in 58:59, Stacie Youngs, 364th in 1:01:02 and Paula Connolly, 417th in 1:04:47.

Nigel Seale. (10210684)
Nigel Seale. (10210684)

Meanwhile James Shelley took on the Dereham 10 mile race, only his second time of completing this distance and first time in race conditions he smashed it in a time of 1:17:03, 184th position overall.

This week also saw the start of FRC's annual Beginners course. The 10 week course is free to join and is aimed at getting complete beginners running 5k by the end of the course.

Beginners. (10210681)
Beginners. (10210681)

Open to all abilities, it isn’t too late to join FRC: please see their Facebook page for more details.



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