ATHLETICS: Ladies glory for hosts March AC in Hereward Relay

PUBLISHED: 10:06 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:06 29 November 2017

Some of the March AC runners and volunteers who took part in the Hereward Relay.

Some of the March AC runners and volunteers who took part in the Hereward Relay.


Host club March AC celebrated success in the popular Hereward Relay last Sunday.

The event attracted entries from 111 teams each made up of four runners to tackle the 39-mile route from Peterborough to Ely.

Eight of those squads were provided by March AC and their quartet of Debra Wait, Toni Alcaraz, Emma Tuck and Geraldine Larham captured the ladies’ prize.

Alcaraz was also the quickest female to complete the second stage – 10.3-mile stretch from Whittlesey to March.

Billy Bremner was another individual performer of note for March AC when finishing fourth on the final 10.9-mile stage from Welney to Ely.

Overall team success, in an event sponsored by MKM King’s Lynn, went to Bottisham Village College Staff Joggers/Cambs Tri Club. Peterborough Athletic Club Vets were second and Ryston Runners Men’s 1sts took third.

March AC times:

Stage 1 - Peterborough to Whittlesey, 6.9 miles – 23 Mike Boxall 46.47, 31 Clyde Stratton 48.40, 42 Debra Wait 50.21, 43 Andrew Wool 50.31, 65 Bryan Goodenough 55.29, 74 Tina Lambert 57.02, 77 Dawn Veal 58.06, 102 Pat Norris 1:07.26.

Stage 2 - Whittlesey to March, 10.3 miles – 13 Toni Alcaraz 1:10.13, 23 Mick Stacey 1:15.33, 56 Daniel Barber 1:21.19, 61 Simon Render 1:22.23, 62 Bryan Newman 1:22.23, 79 Teilo Pearce 1:26.37, 100 Michelle Seward 1:38.51, 104 Christian Ford 1:41.37.

Stage 3 - March to Welney, 11.5 miles – 16 Dave Burgess 1:17.25, 32 Emma Tuck 1:24.12, 36 Jason Mottram 1:26.20, 51 Brian Harding 1:30.02, Mark Darlow 75 1:39.53, 92 Gaelle Bryant 1:47.56, 93 Mark Oakerbee 1:49.35, 107 Fay Scrivener 2:00.42.

Stage 4 - Welney to Ely, 10.9 miles – 4 Billy Bremner 1:06.35, 16 Gary Ashby 1:14.27, 37 Geraldine Larham 1:20.45, 80 Tom Orr 1:33.15, 88 Jon Long 1:35.45, 93 Laura Webb 1:38.07, 96 Megan Ayling 1:40.00, 99 Graeme Dedman 1:42.14.

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