Big weekend for Fenland runners as they compete in races in Milton Keynes and London

PUBLISHED: 12:13 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:13 12 March 2018

Fenland runners took part in the Frostbite final race, Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon: Fenland team

Fenland runners took part in the Frostbite final race, Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon: Fenland team

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The weekend saw the Frostbite final race, the Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon.

Fenland runners took part in the Frostbite final race, Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon: Tim Chapman Fenland runners took part in the Frostbite final race, Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon: Tim Chapman

Fenland were out again this weekend across the UK in a number of events as the coldest snap had passed and the sun broke through the clouds to reveal a very cool 14 degrees Sunday morning.

The weekend saw the Frostbite final race, the Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon.

The friendly league race had 20 club members battling it out across muddy fields and puddles for first male and female.

The first male home was Tim Chapman with a time of 36:22 and not far behind was the club’s first female home Nicky Jennings in a time of 39:56.

Fenland runners took part in the Frostbite final race, Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon: Nicky Jennings, first female home. Fenland runners took part in the Frostbite final race, Milton Keynes 20 mile Race and Rough Runner Half Marathon: Nicky Jennings, first female home.

These were close run battles as Richard Agger was just 4 seconds behind Tim and Carol Bowett just 30 seconds behind Nicky, Rod Sinnott followed Richard by just 14 seconds and Sarah Gauvin just 2 seconds aside Carol.

There was a further battle down the field with Derick Barsby and Jane Greenwood finishing with just 7 seconds between them.

Full results: Tim Chapman 85th 36:22, Richard Agger 86th 36:26, Rod Sinnott 90th 36:42, Nicky Jennings 153rd 39:56, Carol Bowett 164th 40:33, Sarah Gauvin 165th 40:35, Alan Bird 174th 40:57, Ian Milburn 186th 41:26, Tony Foice-Beard 222nd 43:52, Maire Kay 240th 45:04, Bob Hicks 249th 45:54, Jay Gilburt 254th 46:08, Derick Barsby 268th 47:10, Jane Greenwood 269th 47:17, Carley Reed 279th 47:56, Stacie Youngs 289th 49:11, Emma Smith 293rd 49:34, Sarah Rippon 302nd 51:15, Melissa Millward 316th 53:07, Emma Bonner 348th 1:02:28

Tony Foice-Beard, the club’s spokesman, said: “While we were sipping drinks and wiping the mud from our shoes, Aaron Petts was halfway through his London Tough Runner Half Marathon.

Jane Clarke in the Milton Keynes 20 miler Jane Clarke in the Milton Keynes 20 miler

“This race starts in the grounds of Chiswick House, heading out to the river and then splitting off into two routes which you will run to complete the half marathon as you head to Chiswick House.

“Aaron completed the Half Marathon with a time of 2:01:00.”

As Aaron received his medal Jane Clarke, who will be running in the Manchester Marathon on April 8, in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to raise money for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech (Palliative Care Unit) had a further 7 miles to complete the Milton Keynes 20 miler.

Jane finished in a chip time of 3:09:08, overall position 536th out of 939, gender position 140th out of 365 and FV45 out of 70.

Aaron Petts in the London Tough Runner half marathon- Aaron Petts in the London Tough Runner half marathon-

Photos: Tim Chapman, Steve Bennington, Jane Clarke

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