Aaron wins Ely Runners’ Grunty Fen half marathon in field of more than 450 competitors

under 14 boys: Left - winner, Ely Runner James Thew, right, 2nd place Ely Runner Sam Evans with Hele

under 14 boys: Left - winner, Ely Runner James Thew, right, 2nd place Ely Runner Sam Evans with Helen Scotto Di Mazzarro of Witchford Village College behind who presented the prizes. - Credit: Archant

More than 450 runners competed in the annual Ely Runners’ Grunty Fen half marathon.

The race was won by Aaron Scott (1:08.04), ahead of Peterborough AC runner Steve Robinson (1:10.58) and Anthony Johnson (1:12.10).

First Ely Runners member home was Jason Mann in 47th (1:28.17), followed by Sadie Spring in 119th (1:40.17).

Also on the day, Ely Runners Juniors held a one mile fun run sponsored by The Stockshop and a half mile fun run sponsored by The Paradise Centre.

There were 40 runners in the half mile race won by Jeremy White (3.28). Elana Fraser was the first girl home in fourth overall (3.41).

The mile race attracted 27 runners and was won in a dramatic sprint finish which had the crowd cheering between winner Isaac Morris (6.14) and Alex Oakhill. Alex led the race most of the way until the last 12 metres when Isaac overtook him with a faster finish. First girl home in fourth place overall was Dana Fraser in 6.42

Race director Alan Rutterford said; “Many thanks to all that helped and those that turned out in the sunshine to run.”

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Grunty Fen results - Ely Runners: Jason Mann 47th, 1:28.17; Sadie Spring 119th, 1:40.17; Barry Greaves 143rd, 1:43.20; Peter Harris 147th, 1:43.50; Robert Haggart 174th, 1:46.10; Leslie Paul 208th 1:49.58, Ian Keys 249th, 1:53.57; Sarah Edwards 260th, 1:54.23; Nigel Reynolds 275th, 1:56.13; John Turner 303rd, 2:00.04; Hannah Torkington 321st, 2:02.35; Roddie Shepherd 355th, 2:09.06; Colin Churcher 448th, 2:40.47.

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