The Fenland Running Club Spring Marathon programme culminated with the Halstead and Essex Marathon on Sunday. A challenging undulating marathon in the rolling North Essex countryside started with perfect conditions but half way through turned hot in the midday sunshine. In a field of 390 finishers, Ellen Connolly finished 123rd in a new PB time of 3:49:37 and Carol Bowett running her first ever marathon was 265th in 4:30:50.
Carol Bowett and Ellen Connolly at 4 miles at Halstead and Essex Marathon
In the Sleaford Striders Half Marathon, Tim Chapman was 33rd in a similar sized field of 392 runners with a time of 1:31:45 and Gilly Anderson finished 351st continuing her steady improvement with a new PB time of 2:19:56.
Gilly Anderson and Tim Chapman at the Sleaford Striders Half Marathon