ATHLETICS: Fenland Running Club take on a whole day of running at Monster challenge

Fenland Running Club members at the Monster Racing Ambit 24 hour challenge.

Fenland Running Club members at the Monster Racing Ambit 24 hour challenge. - Credit: Archant

Members of Fenland Running Club tackled one of their toughest challenges to date last week – a whopping 24 hour challenge.

FRC's men's quad team which finished in second place at the Monster Racing Ambit 24 hour challenge.

FRC's men's quad team which finished in second place at the Monster Racing Ambit 24 hour challenge. - Credit: Archant

Members of Fenland Running Club tackled one of their toughest challenges to date last week – a whopping 24 hour challenge.

Sixteen local runners travelled to Thetford Forest for the Monster Racing Ambit 24 hour challenge – a race which saw runners take on an 11km course as many times as possible during the allotted time limit.

FRC’s ‘Quad’ team of captain Mike Chapman, Andre Pittock, Tim Chapman and Martin Jennings managed an impressive six laps apiece – 24 in total – in 22 hours, 11 minutes and 17 seconds to earn them a spot on the podium in second.

Carly Read, Maire Irlam, Jane Greenwood and Sarah Gauvin of FRC's second-placed octet team.

Carly Read, Maire Irlam, Jane Greenwood and Sarah Gauvin of FRC's second-placed octet team. - Credit: Archant

The club’s ‘Octet’ team of Tracy Adams, Nicky Jennings, Ellen Connolly, Julie Garner, Sarah Gauvin, Jane Greenwood, Maire Irlam and Alen Bird tackled 22 laps for a total of 242 kilometres and earning them another second place finish.

Roger Kay, the club’s press secretary, said: “An exhausting but exhilarating time for all participants who have all vowed to be back again next year.”

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