Fenland Running Club members competed in the Outlaw 10K race and Outlaw Half Triathlon (1.2 mile swim. 56 mike bike, 13.1 mile half marathon run) at Holkham Hall on Saturday 01July and 02July. In the 10K, Sean Connolly had a superb run to finish 6th out of 541 runners overall and 3rd in his MV40 age category. Sarah Gauvin also had a good run to finish 3rd in her FV40 category. 10K results: Sean Connolly 6th 39:53; Sarah Gauvin 74th 46:57; Ian King 128th 50:40; Steve Bennington 147th 51:46; Sally King 523rd 1:19:28. in the Outlaw Half Triathlon, Stuart Follen (swim), Alan Bird (bike) and Rod Sinnott (run) did superbly in the Relay category to finish a very creditable 15th out of 78 teams. Times: Swim 49:51, Bike 2:42:30, Run 1;35:35. Sarah Rippon also did the Outlaw Half Triathlon as a single competitor and finished 265th out of 290 lady finishers with swim, bike and run times of 48:52, 3:49:23 and 2:58:31.
On Wednesday 12 members were competing in the 3rd Peterborough 5K Grand Prix Series hosted by Thorney Running Club at Ferry Meadows Peterborough. Martin Jennings continued his form with a 17:12 run finishing as 1st MV45 and in 10th place overall out of 281 runners. Ian Milburn took 1st MV70 and Jane Greenwood 2nd FV60. Lucy Hicks continued her recent improvements by posting her first sub 30 minute 5K. Results: Martin Jennings 10th 17:12; Stuart Follen 51st 19:15; Richard Hammond 78th 20:22; Andre Pittock 87th 20:42; Sarah Gauvin 119th 21:54; Ann Trett 141st 22:45; Ian Milburn 152nd 23:04; Jane Greenwood 25:09; Larissa Follen 227th 26:45; Dean Racey 246th 27:54; Julie Garner 258th 28:36; Lucy Hicks 263rd 29:22.
The week culminated on Saturday with three FRC members, Martin Jennings, Shane Draper and Bethan Everson competing in the regions most prestigeous race, the Norwich Lord Mayor’s 5K which is for sub 20 minute 5K runners. On closed roads in the centre of Norwich the two lap course is not just a steep hill on each lap but if runners don’t complete the first lap in under 10 minutes they are pulled out of the race. With 151 runners finishing under 20 minutes the race was won in an incredible time of 14:35. Martin Jennings matched his Ferry Meadows time exactly with a storming run of 17:12 to finish in 35th place overall . Shane Draper was 92nd in 18:31 and Bethan Everson was 131st in 19:37. On Sunday, Ian and Sally King took part in the Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Running Festival 10K at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. With some extreme off-road hill off road and hot, Ian completed in 53:25 and Sally in 1:25:58.
Martin Jennings at the Norwich Lord Mayor’s 5k (photo Tim Chapman)
Alan Bird and Stuart Follen run in with rod Sinnott
at Holkham Outlaw Half, Triathlon Relay team.