Country Grounds Maintenance (CGM) were delighted to sponsor this year’s Fenland 10 running race, taking place on Sunday, October 26.
The event attracted the biggest field of entrants for many years with 277 finishers. John Pike of Newham and Essex Beagles was first home in a sub 1 hour time of 0.56.14 and local runner Matt Pyatt from Hunts AC was second, just 12 seconds off the lead in a time of 0.56.26.
First lady home was Jo Coates of Bury St Edmunds Pacers in 9th place, again sub 1 hour in 0.59.15. Hunts AC also took the Men’s Team Prize (Matt Pyatt, John Uff and Steven Church). Local club March AC took the Ladies Team Prize (Debra Wait, Karen Patterson and Geraldine Larham). Peter Downing once again won the wheelchair race in a time of 1.18.11.
For Fenland, Gary Bliigh and Maire Irlam were the first male and female runners’ home in times of 1.04.10 and 1.12.37 respectively. Most impressive though, was the fact that Neil Bailey, Dan Carrington, Ian King, Tracy Howard and Tracy Farr, who came to the Fenland Running Club via the ‘Beginners’ classes held in June and July successfully completed their first ever 10 mile race.
Full Fenland Running Club results: Gary Bligh 33rd 1.04.10; Graham Milham 93rd 1.12.04; Maire Irlam 97th 1.12.37; Paul Griffin 103rd 1.13.37; Nicole Coughlin 109th 1.13.58; John Shaw 132nd 1.16.32; Melanie Murdoch 139th 1.16.58; Daniel Carrington 167th 1.19.57; Ian King 168th 1.20.02; Justin Showell 171st 1.20.44; Ellen Drew 173rd 1.21.08; Richard Williams 178th 1.21.47; Ramune Raicheleine 200th 1.25.29; Stacy Webb 215th 1.27.43; Neil Bailey 238th 1.32.22; Larissa Follen 247th 1.34.06 (PB); Sarah Rippon 256th 1.39.47 (PB); Alison Patterson 257th 1.39.47; Tracy Howard 264th 1.45.12; Tracy Farr 265th 1.45.19.