Runners Hold On To Second Spot
ELY Runners managed to hold on to second place in the Frostbite League in spite of a faltering performance. Although penalised for fielding just two female runners on the day, Ely managed to pick up some decent scoring finishes ensuring that they cling on
ELY Runners managed to hold on to second place in the Frostbite League in spite of a faltering performance.
Although penalised for fielding just two female runners on the day, Ely managed to pick up some decent scoring finishes ensuring that they cling on to second place ahead of Huntingdon AC.
Ely welcomed back Peter Gipp for the penultimate race of the Winter Frostbite League and he placed well to go with three top 20 finishes amongst the men, Alex Tate providing the best performance as he came home in sixth overall.
The ever-present Daisy Glover kept up her impressive form meanwhile, as she came home first among the ladies and 41st overall to bolster the runners' tally.
Nearly 400 competitors turned out for the League's penultimate race, which was held in Bourne over five miles of woodland track and soft farm droves.
For their effort's Ely managed to pick up 790 points on the day which was enough to see them hold on to second place overall, six points behind Riverside Runners.
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6th Alex Tate 28:16 (Scoring Team - M)
7th Ian Day 28:38 (Scoring Team - M)
14th Stephen Pettit 29:37 (Scoring Team - M)
25th Peter Gipp 31:11 (Scoring Team - M)
36th Pete Foody 31:40 (Scoring Team - M)
41st Daisy Glover 32:04 (Scoring Team - F)
57th Graham Chapman 33:11 (Scoring Team - M)
77th Chris Bower 34:10 (Scoring Team - M)
90th Max D'Ayala 34:37
98th Peter Harris 34:57
118th Charlie Barker 35:56
137th Birgitta Bramley 36:51 (Scoring Team - F)
144th Ian Blatchford 37:15
157th Steve Collett 37:42
169th Rob Comley 38:03
241st John Turner 41:49
259th John Glover 42:42
Team Results (Race 5 - Bourne):
1st Bourne 684 running pts
2nd Hunts AC 728
3rd Riverside 730
4th Ely 790.
With one race to go Ely are out on their own in second place in the league.
League Positions (after 5 races):
1st Riverside 72 pts
2nd Ely Runners 66pts.
3rd Hunts AC 60pts