263 runners from 37 clubs take on Littleport 10k

PUBLISHED: 16:08 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 14 August 2018

Ely Runners' Lucy Stevens picks up third spot at the Littleport 10k with a time of 44.52.

Ely Runners' Lucy Stevens picks up third spot at the Littleport 10k with a time of 44.52.

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Littleport’s 10k run attracted a bumper attendance of 263 runners who were representing 37 different running clubs.

Another win for Ramsey Road Runners' Lisa Marriott to take the women's 10k title for a third consecutive year. Lisa blasted the field in a winning time of 40.47 beating her nearest rival Brenda Egan who finished in 44.31.Another win for Ramsey Road Runners' Lisa Marriott to take the women's 10k title for a third consecutive year. Lisa blasted the field in a winning time of 40.47 beating her nearest rival Brenda Egan who finished in 44.31.

The main event took off at Littleport Leisure after the successful children’s 1.5k fun run which was won by Oliver Taylor representing Ely Runners in a time of 5.50.

Jed Randall of Haverhill RC claimed second spot clocking 5.57, while Dana Fraser of Cambridge & Coleridge’s time of 6.09 earned her third place.

Brenda Egan came second place in the Littleport 10k women's category.Brenda Egan came second place in the Littleport 10k women's category.

Clare Pendle, business manager at Littleport Leisure Centre, said: “We are delighted that runners from all over the country chose Littleport to come and join in our yearly running event which seems to grow from strength to strength every year.”

The running conditions weren’t ideal either having shrugged off the previous hot humid conditions.

Local runner Harry Coleby with charity runner Cathy Gibb-de Swarte.Local runner Harry Coleby with charity runner Cathy Gibb-de Swarte.

The blustery wet weather set in for the day BUT didn’t deter many of the novice charity runners, including Cathy Gibb-de Swarte, who for a second year was running for the local charity Branching Out, and in the memory of Carol Coleby, who died 18 months ago, wife of seasoned runner Harry Coleby who has cancer.

Cathy, who is already planning to get a running team together for next year to raise money for MS, said: “It was really hard going when running up Padnal’s steep dirt track, but once on level ground on Ely Road, plus the encouragement of those gutsy rained drenched marshals gave us the lift we needed to keep going and finish the race,”

David Hudson flew home to take third place out of 260 runners in a great time of 33.38.David Hudson flew home to take third place out of 260 runners in a great time of 33.38.

Just like last year’s 10k run, both winners of the men’s and women’s saw Denys Olefir of St Edumnds Pacers and Lisa Marriott of Ramsey Road Runners retain their titles winning in a time of 32.57 and 40.37 respectively.

Lincoln Wellington’s William Strangeway claimed 2nd spot in a time of 33.26, while BRJ Run & Tri Club’s David Hudson finished 3rd clocking 33.38.

Littleport 10k men's winner Denys Olefir.Littleport 10k men's winner Denys Olefir.

Lisa Marriott who won this her third consecutive women’s Littleport 10k title had blasted the field which saw her nearest challenger Brenda Egan claim runners-up spot in a time of 44.31, while Ely Runners’ Lucy Steven finished 3rd clocking 44.52.

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