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Route attracts thousands of runners along River Ouse pathway, The Walks and Custom House, Red Mount and Greyfriars Tower


By Pete Woodhouse


Fenland Running Club had a great day out at the GEAR 10K with 33 members participating, numerous first timers, personal bests (PBs) and Fenland supporters taking in the historic Norfolk market town of King's Lynn.

The scenic route attracts thousands of runners with the River Ouse pathway, The Walks and impressive landmarks including the Custom House, Red Mount and Greyfriars Tower.

It’s a fun, friendly and flat spring event which sells out each year.

Lewis Saunders (9775988)
Lewis Saunders (9775988)

First home was Lewis Saunders in an impressive 37:13 and first Fenland lady home was Hayley Missin in a great time of 53:55 shortly followed by Run Leader Gemma Read in 54:23 and a PB by 2minutes 10 seconds.

Hayley Missin.jpg (9775992)
Hayley Missin.jpg (9775992)

First timers at the GEAR were James Shelley 42:41 PB by 2 minutes 3 seconds, Kevin Day 43:04, Mark Williams 45:33 PB by 1 minute 30 seconds, Alan Clarke 47:47 PB by 2 minutes, Adrian Searle 52:15 PB by 2 minutes 37 seconds, Neil Burton 55:34 PB by 2 minutes, Rachael Nichols 55:46 PB by 12 seconds, Rebecca Richardson 1:03:09.

FRC Group Pic GEAR 2019. (9775985)
FRC Group Pic GEAR 2019. (9775985)

Personal bests also went to Team Seale – Nigel 41:05 PB by 55 seconds and Judy 58:38 PB by 31 seconds. Richard Agger ran an impressive 42:01 PB by 1 minute 39 seconds and Alan Clarke and Jon Rowell both achieving a PB of 2 minutes. Team Welbourn ran a great race – Barbara 58:31 PB by 3 minutes and John 54:16.

Age category wins go to Ian Milburn who came 2nd 49:25 and Phillip Clarke ran his fastest GEAR in 50:53. Grahame Peacock contributed to the team effort as eventeer in baggage.

Jon Rowell and Alan Clarke (9775998)
Jon Rowell and Alan Clarke (9775998)

Full results: Lewis Saunders 37:13, Ryan Jones 38:40, Rod Sinnott 40:32, Nigel Seale 41:05 (PB), Richard Agger 42:01 (PB), James Shelly 42:41, Kevin Day 43:04, Steve Bennington 43:15, Andre Pittock 43:38, Mark Williams 45:33, Dan Spiller 46:30, Alan Clarke 47:47 (PB), Jon Rowell 47:48 (PB), Alan Bird 49:09, Ian Milburn 49.25 (2nd), Ian King 49:53, Mark Rose 50:46, Phillip Clarke 50:53, Adrian Searle 52.15 (PB), Hayley Missin 53:55, John Welbourn 54:16, Gemma Read 54:23 (PB), Neil Burton 55:34, Gary Axten-Mattingley 55:46, Rachael Nichols 55:46, Stephanie Payne 56:00, Barbara Welbourn 58:31 (PB), Judy Seale 58:38 (PB), Derek Barsby 59:59, Lucy Hicks 60:01, Rebecca Richardson 1:03:09, Sharon Bird 1:03:09, Paula Connolly 1:03:33,

Report: Sarah Gauvin

Photos: Tim Chapman/Tom Richards



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