Runners Battle Hard To Keep Second Spot

PUBLISHED: 15:29 06 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 May 2010

The runners set off around the tricky Huntingdon course

The runners set off around the tricky Huntingdon course

A SPIRITED late fight back from Nene Valley wasn t enough to deny a gutsy Ely Runners team taking second place overall in this year s Frostbite League. Though Ely fielded a depleted squad for the final race held in Huntingdon, strong performances from tho

Ely's Maurice Reed in prime position

A SPIRITED late fight back from Nene Valley wasn't enough to deny a gutsy Ely Runners team taking second place overall in this year's Frostbite League.

Though Ely fielded a depleted squad for the final race held in Huntingdon, strong performances from those in attendance ensured that the Runners secured the runners-up berth.

Pete Foody was first home for Ely with a time of 29:03 seeing him come home in 18th place overall. The ever reliable Daisy Glover was next home for Ely with a remarkable time of 29:20 earning the youngster a new personal best and club FJ record.

The event itself was held over the traditional road course around BRJ's HQ in Huntingdon, and, coming into the race, much pressure was on Ely to perform at their normal high level without the services of several of their regular runners who had helped ensure their success over the season.

Ely Runners' team points total of 1089 and 7th place overall on the day was just good enough to hold off the challenge from Nene Valley Harriers for second place in the league.

Official Results:

18th Pete Foody 29:03

22nd Daisy Glover 29:20 (PB, new club FJ record)

43rd Maurice Reed 30:21

52nd Graham Chapman 31:09

87th Peter Harris 32:33

142nd Ian Blatchford 34:28

146th Natalle Etches 34:35

150th Steve Collett 34:39

178th Tony Robinson 35:38

187th Rob Ellis 35:57

201st Adrian Stokes 36:20

230th Melanie Fisher 37:25

258th Martin Courtney 38:36

287th Heidi Constable 39:45

Final Frostbite Table:

1st Riverside Runners 87 pts

2nd Ely Runners 75pts

3rd Nene Valley Harriers 73pts

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