Hundreds of runners battle for honours as March hosts fourth Frostbite race

Fenland runners Sue George and Colin Simpson run like the wind... under one of March's turbines.

Fenland runners Sue George and Colin Simpson run like the wind... under one of March's turbines. - Credit: Archant

MORE than 400 runners did battle with a five-mile mixed-terrain course in March on Sunday as the town hosted the fourth Frostbite Friendly League race.

Runners from March Athletic Club line up at the fourth Frostbite race.

Runners from March Athletic Club line up at the fourth Frostbite race. - Credit: Archant

There were also more than 150 junior stars who conquered a 1.5-mile course at the event, which was hosted by March Athletic Club and started at Whitemoor Prison.

Debra Wait (88th, 32:50) led the way for the hosts - who secured fifth place overall - as she finished as the second lady home.

Luke Fenner (32nd, 9:57) was the first of six March junior runners to return while Simon Oldfield (40th, 30:58) was the quickest senior to finish, followed by Jason Perring (43rd, 31:07) and Mick Stacey (47th, 31.25).

Fenland Running Club also turned out in force for the race, with 21 runners among the 421 finishers.


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Jack Trow (8th, 27:23) and Rebecca Cousins (45th, 31:16) were in particularly good form for Fenland, who finished third out of the 16 teams competing.

Cousins was the first lady home, while Matt Pyatt (10th, 27:56) and Paul Arnold (52nd, 31:30) were also impressive.

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Martin Dawson (19th, 29:16) was the standout performer for Thorney Running Club and he was followed home by Dean Houlton (31st, 30:14) and Neil Martin (33rd, 30:19).

For full results visit www.frostbiteleague.org.uk

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