Fenland Running Club were out in force at the start of the new Frostbite Friendly League series of six 5-mile Cross Country races with 29 members at Riverside Runners’ first race in Priory Park, St Neots. The 29 FRC runners helped make up the enourmous field of 516 finishers from the 16 competing local Clubs. First home for the men in his first ever appearance at a Frostbite was Shane Draper, followed immediately by Martin Jennings. First Lady home was Ellen Connolly with Ann Trett close behind. The remaining scoring runners were Sean Connolly, Richard Agger, Tim Chapman, Tom Richards and Paul Griffin for the men and Sarah Gauvin for the ladies. Overall the Club finished 11th out of the 16 competing Clubs with the next race in early November at Nene Park in Peterborough. Full results: Shane Draper 48th 31:04; Martin Jennings 49th 31;05; Sean connolly 97th 33:16; Richard Agger 110th 33:51; Tim Chapman 129th 43:21; Tom Richards 146th 35:03; Paul Griffin 147th 35:03; Andre Pittock 165th 35:47; John Chapman 171st 36;03; Ellen Connolly 202nd 37:14; Ann Trett 209th 37;24; Tom Clough 228th 37:55; Sarah Gauvin 247th 38:27; Nicky Jennings 255th 38:42; Maire Kay 272nd 39:16; Elisabeth Sennitt-Clough 292nd 40:01; Carol Bowett 295th 40:06; Alan Bird 321st 41:05; Ian King 329th 41:15; Bob Hicks 336th 41:44; Derek Barsby 348th 42:31; Carol Slater-Garner 372nd 44:16; Denise Griffin 400th 45:31; Gemma Read 414th 46:31; Gilly Anderson 436th 47:35; Hannah Ryan 437th 47:40; Cheryl Chapman 449th 48:37; Neil Bailey 451st 48:50; Sarah Rippon 477th 52:31.
Also racing were Jane Greenwood and Sam Lyddiatt at the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon. Starting and finishing at the Lincolnshire Showground the route folled towpath to the City, up around the Castle and Catherdal before returning. In a big field of over 1,500 finishers, Jane was 633rd and 5th LV60 in a time of 1:56:20 and Sam was 944th in 2:07:32.
FRC before the start~ Ladies ‘Glaming-it-up’!
Shane Draper and Martin Jennings leading the FRC charge