Fenland Running Club ladies trio shine at Grunty Fen Half Marathon

Back: Maire Irlam. Sarah Gauvin, Nicky Jennings, Leanne Rickett. Front: Tim chapman, Paul Weigand,

Back: Maire Irlam. Sarah Gauvin, Nicky Jennings, Leanne Rickett. Front: Tim chapman, Paul Weigand, Martin Jennings - Credit: Archant

Fenland Running Club trio Maire Irlam, Sarah Gauvin and Nicky Jennings claimed the Ladies Team prize at the Ely Runners Grunty Fen Half Marathon on Sunday.

In a field of 524 runners, Irlam was second lady vet-45 and third in the Cambs County Championship element of the race.

Results: Martin Jennings 31st, 1.24.56; Tim Chapman 86th, 1.35.54; Maire Irlam 101st, 1.37.37; Paul Weigand 126th, 1.39.24; Sarah Gauvin 136th, 1.40.22; Nicky Jennings 196th, 1.45.26; Leanne Rickett 1.46.56.

Further afield, Colin Simpson took part in the Ashbourne Half Marathon in the Peak District, finishing as first vet-60 in 1.45.15.

Eleven March AC runners also too part in the annual Grunty Fen half marathon.


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First home for the club was Andrew Larham (1.31.31) in 61st. Geraldine Larham was first lady home with a personal best of (1.37.00) in 105th.

Results: Justin Elvidge 1.41.45, 152nd; Harry Littlemore 1.42.22, 155th; Brian Harding 1.46.59, 211th; Dawn Veal 2.03.46, 393rd; Stephen Cowell 2.05.51, 407th; Amy Ellis 2.07.11, 413th; Michelle Seward 2.11.06, 436th; Lavinia Seward 2.19.24, 474th; Pat Brown 3.08.31, 523rd.

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