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 gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wisbech Standard