Better late than never: Runners from across Fenland conquer re-arranged Hereward Relay

14:50 25 February 2013

Lucy Chessor brings home the triumphant Fenland Running Club ladies team.

Lucy Chessor brings home the triumphant Fenland Running Club ladies team.

Archant

FLOODING forced the Hereward Relay to be postponed in November - but nothing could stop Fenland’s runners from conquering the 38.4-mile slog on Sunday.

The re-arranged March Athletic Club event saw 79 teams take to the four-stage course, which starts in Peterborough and takes runners over Fenland bridleways, bridges and fields before finishing in Ely.

Fenland Running Club’s ladies provided one of the finest performances of the day to claim the prize for the first ladies team home.

Ann Trett, Becky Cousins, Maire Irlam and Lucy Chessor cruised to victory, with Trett finishing second in the opening stage and Cousins winning the second stage.

Irlam was the first lady vet-45 in stage three, while Chessor took the stage four honours as the first lady and first lady vet-35 home.

Six other FRC teams competed, with the “Fenland Fleet of Foot” quartet of Matt Pyatt, Sean Connolly, Tim Chapman and Shane Draper, first home in seventh position overall.

The club’s second ladies team finished an impressive third out of the seven ladies sides to brave the course.

Hosts March AC had their own highlights to shout about, as the “March Hares” team led the club home to finish in 17th place overall.

Among their leading performers were Simon Oldfield, who finished 13th in the second stage, and Jason Perring, who finished 21st in the fourth stage.

Thorney Running Club were also celebrating as they recorded their best set of results in the Hereward Relay since its formation.

The club’s eight teams finished in fine style, with Thorney Fast Boys claiming 10th place overall. Thorney Stalwarts secured 19th position, closely followed by Thorney-Whittlesey Boys in 22nd.

0 comments

Yesterday, 20:56
Westwood School shed fire

A fire tonight in the games shed of Westwood Community Junior School tonight has destroyed a quantity of sports equipment.

Yesterday, 10:43
Matthew Ward and tutor Adrian Kent with his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Student Matthew Ward had a date with royalty recently when he picked up his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award in a prestigious ceremony at St James’ Palace, London.

Yesterday, 18:36
G’s Beetroot March won a national award in fork lift truck safety for (Safe Site) at the International Centre in Telford. Picture: Steve Williams.

A Fenland factory is home to the safest fork lift site in the UK after it won a national award.

Yesterday, 17:07
Rural housing conference held in Ely

Rural people are being forced out of their communities. This is the stark conclusion of the latest national review of rural housing policy.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition