Fenland Running Club members lace up their trainers in lockdown challenges

PUBLISHED: 09:41 13 May 2020 | UPDATED: 09:41 13 May 2020

Fenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUB

Fenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUB

Archant

From marathons at home to fundraising challenges, Fenland Running Club have been finding ways to keep busy during the coronavirus lockdown.

Fenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUBFenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUB

Some had been training hard for spring and half marathons, only to have them cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Determined not to let all that hard work go to waste, member Carol Bowett, who was due to take part in the Manchester Marathon, hopped onto the treadmill and smashed out the 26.2 miles in an impressive time of 3 hours, 44 minutes and 58 seconds.

Laura Johnson, feeling a little jinxed after her first half marathon in Peterborough was cancelled last October and then London landmarks also cancelled, still laced up her trainers and ran the local landmarks challenge in her home village of Tydd St.Giles, clocking up 14.66 miles over three runs.

Taking part in the 2.6 challenge, Sarah Rippon decided to cheer up local residents by dressing up as a dinosaur knocking on other members doors as she ran past bringing a smile to everyone’s faces.

Fenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUBFenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUB

Run leader Nigel Seale has also kept members busy by setting weekly challenges, from spelling out the club name using local signs and going on treasure hunts to find rainbows, to getting creative with some Strava art with an Easter theme.

The next challenge is to run for three, five or eight miles starting and finishing at home without running along the same road twice.

Members have also joined forces with North Brink Surgery and pharmacy to create a group called Mediro.

The group aims to help collect and deliver prescriptions to patients that are unable to collect in person after seeing a large increase in the number of prescriptions needing to be delivered.

Fenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUBFenland Running Club have taken on different challenges during the coronavirus lockdown, from completing full marathons to dressing up as a dinosaur to keep residents smiling. Picture: FENLAND RUNNING CLUB


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Cambs Times