ATHLETICS: Local running talents shine in Fenland Running Club’s first Easter Monday egg-stravaganza

Runners take off at the start of Fenland Running Club's Easter Monday Spring Relay.

Runners take off at the start of Fenland Running Club's Easter Monday Spring Relay. - Credit: Archant

There were egg-cellent finishes for local runners in Fenland Running Club’s first Easter Monday Spring Relay.

Fenland Running Club's East Monday Spring Relay winning Ladies Team of Maire Irlam, Sarah Gauvin, El

Fenland Running Club's East Monday Spring Relay winning Ladies Team of Maire Irlam, Sarah Gauvin, Ellen Connolly and Carol Bowett. - Credit: Archant

The Fenland-based challenge saw a relay of four runners tackle a 5km lap, which began and finished at West Walton Church.

Eighty runners took part on a bright and breezy Easter Monday, and the fastest man to cross the line was Darren Hire of Thorney Running Club in 18 minutes and 31 seconds. The race’s fastest lady was Bethan Everson of Fenland Running Club, who recorded a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds.

March AC team ‘March G-Force’ lived up to their name by easing to victory in the mixed team category with an overall time of 1:19:23 and impressive individual times by Toni Alcaraz (19:43), Geraldine Larham (20:29), Andrew Larham (19:17) and Michael Stacey (19:54).

The March Athletics Club winning mixed team of Andrew Larham, Michael Stacey, Toni Alcaraz and Geral

The March Athletics Club winning mixed team of Andrew Larham, Michael Stacey, Toni Alcaraz and Geraldine Larham. - Credit: Archant

The March-based team also scooped awards for the best age-graded percentage performances, with Andrew Larham and Lavinia Seward achieving 82.5 per cent and 80.3 per cent respectively.


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The ‘Thorney Fast Boys’ team of Dean Houlton (19:00), Richard Coles (21:02), Andy Cowling (23:21) and Darren Hire (18:31) was crowned as the fastest male team, while the female title went to Fenland Running Club’s ‘4Midable Ladies’ team made up of Maire Irlam (22:15 ), Sarah Gauvin (21:54), Ellen Connolly (22:45) and Carol Bowett (22:14).

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