Fenland ladies scoop the honours following Peterborough 5km series

Fenland Running Club. Reepham 10K

Fenland Running Club. Reepham 10K - Credit: Archant

FOUR Fenland Running Club (FRC) ladies took the plaudits at the Peterborough Grand Prix 5km Series prize-giving ceremony.

Maire Irlam leapfrogged her age category to finish as the leading vet-40 lady, while Rebecca Cousins was second lady overall and Sarah Gauvin finished second in the vets-40 section.

Sue George was runner-up in the vets-50 category.

Irlam carried on her strong form in the Mike Barnsdale Memorial 5km, finishing first in the vets-45 section.

She also teamed up with Cousins and Gauvin to help FRC scoop the ladies team prize.

Full Results: Gary Bligh 39th 18.26; Martin Jennings 42nd 18.40; Rebecca Cousins 76th 20.00; Richard Betts 82nd 20.15; Maire Irlam 84th 20.21; Colin Ferguson 95th 20.48; Sarah Gauvin 99th 21.01; Paulina Zub 151st 23.53; Sue George 175th 25.57; Larissa Follen 205th 29.29; Stuart Follen 206th 29.30; Rebecca Richardson 209th 29.58.

On Sunday, seven FRC members travelled to Reepham for the Reepham Runners multi-terrain 10km race.

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On a tough course with lots of hills, first home for Fenland was Richard Betts in 43rd out of 271 runners.

Irlam finished as fourth lady overall and won the vet-40 category prize.

Full results: Richard Betts 43rd 42.57; Maire Irlam 45th 43.23; Sarah Gauvin 70th 45.27; Andre Pittock 71st 45.28; Claudia Milburn 95th 47.34; Adam Chown 143rd 51.50; Sarah Rippon 263rd 1.08.51.