ATHLETICS: Mixed fortunes for Fenland Running Club duo

PUBLISHED: 11:46 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:46 31 May 2017

Sarah Rippon at the Kent Circuit Marathon. PHOTO: Roger Kayn

Sarah Rippon at the Kent Circuit Marathon. PHOTO: Roger Kayn

Archant

It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for runners of Fenland Running Club.

Two members were in action at different ends of the country over the bank holiday weekend, with Tom Richards tackling the Edinburgh Festival Marathon and Sarah Rippon racing in the Kent Circuit Marathon.

Tom managed to shave an impressive nine minutes off his previous personal best time to finish in 644th out of over 6,100 runners with a time of three hours, 31 minutes and 13 seconds.

But Sarah struggled in the heat, rain and lightning, finishing 21 laps of the Cycledrome in five hours, 37 minutes and 17 seconds.

That time earned her a 225th place finish out of 259 runners.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard