Fenland runners enjoy races across the country

PUBLISHED: 11:39 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 22 October 2018

Sarah Gauvin of Fenland Running Club

Sarah Gauvin of Fenland Running Club

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Fenland Running Club sent two of its members to compete in the Abingdon Marathon.

Sean Connolly of Fenland Running ClubSean Connolly of Fenland Running Club

The event is Oxfordshire’s premier marathon starting and finishing on the Tisley Park athletics track in Abingdon.

A spokesman for Fenland Running Club said: “With an entry limit of 1,200 runners the club were very proud to be represented by Ryan Jones and Sean Connolly who smashed this 26.2 mile endurance event.

“Both achieving sub three hour marathon times and both securing personal bests, finally putting the disappointment of their London Marathon 2018 times behind them, to prove a point, if only to themselves.

“In perfectly clear conditions both Ryan and Sean got back into the stadium before the sunshine reached 18 degrees.

Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club

“A blistering consistent run was had by Ryan finishing in 31st position with a pb time of 2:49:59 whilst Sean Connolly also had a fabulous finish in 64th position with a pb time of 2:55:59.”

Meanwhile, last week, it was the start of the Ryston Runners AC Open Cross-Country Grand Prix, which is six races from October to March.

Races take place in the beautiful woods of Shouldham Warren, in West Norfolk, on various Sundays starting at 11.00am. These well-organised races are suitable for runners of all ages and all abilities with a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Sarah Gauvin represented the Fenland Running Club. Along with her son Henry she braved the torrential pouring rain to compete in the 5K senior and veteran race in a time of 24:30.

Ryan Jones of Fenland Running ClubRyan Jones of Fenland Running Club

Henry Pittock continues to go from strength to strength and had a fabulous run in the junior uUnder 9s 800m race finishing in a time of 3:28 and 7th overall out of 35 runners.

Henry is celebrating being selected to represent his school in the Cluster Cross Country on Tuesday November 6.

Another recent run saw five Fenland Running Club members take part in the West Pinchbeck 10k which is described as a flat, fast road course. Conditions were much cooler than of late with a slight head wind on part of the course that took the participants through the village and along quiet roads lined with fields of pumpkins and enthusiastic marshalls.

David Brammer continued with his recent good form finishing first for Fenland.

Sean Connolly of Fenland Running ClubSean Connolly of Fenland Running Club

Aaron Petts also had a spectacular race, beating his pb by nearly two minutes and Catherine Duce was delighted to run under 50 minutes.

With 257 finishers in the race, the results are: David Brammer (35th) 43:17; Paul Wiegand (43rd) 44.46; Aaron Petts (52nd) 46:18; Catherine Duce (90th) 49:48 and Jane Greenwood (107th) 51:49.

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