RUNNING: Soaring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club

PUBLISHED: 14:43 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 02 July 2018

Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.

Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.

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On a glorious Sunday morning 17 Fenland runners competed in the Abbey 10k race whilst is was a Fenland family affair for seven runners in the Abbey 2.1K Fun Run both hosted by Ramsey Road Runners on June 24.

Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.

The multi-terrain fast and flat 10K course secured three personal bests and two age category wins.

Martin Jennings was first home in a time of 36:16 and 10th overall out of 390 finishers.

First female home was Nicky Jennings in a time of 47:00 and came first place in her age category as did Jane Greenwood in a time of 51:41. Personal bests were celebrated by Nigel Seale in a time of 43:36 and Lucy Hicks in 1:03:10 whilst Chris Andreson smashed his personal best by 23 seconds coming in in 1:04:23 and this was after participating in the Fun Run.

Young seven-year-old Henry Pittock stormed home with a sprint finish in the Fun Run coming in 10:52 and averaging 8:15 minute miling shortly followed by mum Sarah Gauvin.

Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.

Bernie Anderson and and Madison Hicks worked as a team 12:39 and 13:17 respectively followed by mum Gilly Anderson in 13:28 and father Chris and younger son Billy in 17:53.

Andy Hicks supported his son Jacob who truimphed in a time of 20:30.

Full results:- Martin Jennings 36:16, Sean Connolly 39:13, Rod Sinnott 42:53, Nigel Seale 43:36 (PB), Andre Pittock 44:55, Paul Weigand 45:34, Nicky Jennings 47:00, Andy Wicklen 48:09, Steve Bennington 48:30, Mark Rose 51:02, Jane Greenwood 51:41, Trevor Sutherill 52:33, Jac Richards 55:15, Lucy Hick 1:03:10 (PB), Barbara Welbourn 1:03:49, Chris Anderson 1:04:23(PB) and Kelly Clark 1:18:19. Fun Run Henry Pittock 10:52, Sarah Gauvin 10:57, Bernie Anderson 12:39, Madison Hicks 13:17, Gilly Anderson 13:28, Billy Anderson and Chris Anderson 17:53, Jacob Hicks and Andy Hicks 20:30.

Meanwhile over at Whitemoor, nine members of Fenland Running Club took part in the annual Whitemoor 5 Miler on the outskirts of March.

Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.Soring heat could not hold back the mighty Fenland Running Club. PHOTO: Tony Foice-Beard.

The course is a mixed terrain consisting of a nature reserve, farm tracks, a riverbank track and a short section of road in the middle.

With plenty of support from Marshall’s and spectators, Andy Plume was the first Fenlander home out of 194 finishers.

Barbara Welbourn, and Karl Baxter (who normally competes in ultra-marathons), were trying a five-mile race for the first time.

The club was successful in winning three age category prizes - David Brammer first in male age group 55-59, Ian Milburn first in male age group 70+ and Jane Greenwood first in female age group 60-64.

Full results: Andy Plume (6th overall) 31.22; David Brammer (25th) 36.23; Karl Baxter (32nd) 37.16; Paul Wiegand (37th) 37.55; Richard Agger (38th) 38.07; Ian Milburn (47th) 40.13; Jane Greenwood (65th) 43.27; Barbara Welbourn (137th) 52.34 and Lucy Hicks (152nd) 55.14.

Report by Sarah Gauvin and Jane Greenwood.

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