Fenland Running Club lace up their boots for eventful weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:32 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 16 April 2018

It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.

It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.

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Fenland Running Club fielded 10 runners across the UK this weekend.

It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.

Four of these runners completed the Boston (UK) half and full marathon. This was a beautiful scenic course around country roads on a breezy sunny morning.

Stuart Webb blasted through the crowd to finish 91st out of 544 runners with a time of 3:26:50.

Sarah Gauvin conquered her 18th marathon, finishing 176th with a time of 3:45:09 securing a Good for Age time for the London Marathon.

Stuart and Sarah maintained the marathon pace, husband and wife duo Stuart and Larissa Follen took on the half marathon.

It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.

Stuart Follen finished 27th out of 442 runners with a time of 1:28:26 a long overdue (PB).

Larissa finished 214th with a sub two hour time of 1:58:50, something she has strived to achieve since her last in 2015.

Over at Norwich the 33rd edition of the Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon, organised by the members and friends of City of Norwich AC.

The race started and finished within the Norfolk Showground and took a rural single lap route through the parishes of Easton, Honingham, Colton, Barnham Broom, Marlingford.

It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.It was a great weekend for Fenland Running Club as members took part in a host of events.

The first half of the course is pretty flat with one or two little bumps in the second half.

Fenland Running Club member Sarah Rippon finished the 13 miles with a time of 2:17:00 flat.

The remaining five Fenland Running Club members finished up the weekend marathons on the southern coast of Brighton.

In a field of over 19000 runners, Hannah, Gilly, Tracy and Sam took part in their first marathon. This was Joanne’s 3rd Brighton Marathon. Weather conditions were great for running, slightly overcast with sunny spells and showers.

Sam Lyddiatt’s finished in 4:53:02 (PB), Hannah Ryan finished in 4:53:04 (PB), Joanne Clarke finished 5:13:56 and Gilly Anderson finished in 5:47:47 (PB). Unfortunately Tracy Adams wasn’t able to complete the race however she starts her training again later this year. Hannah Ryan who ran the Brighton Marathon in memory of her Dad, so far has raised an amazing £1615 for the Addenbrooks Head and Neck Cancer Unit.

If you’re feeling inspired to compete or just have a social run, the Fenland Running Club beginners (and returners) free 12-week course starts again May 1. For more information please contact secretary@fenlandrunningclub.co.uk

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