Fenland Running Club ace Andrew crosses the line as champion at Hereward Relay

PUBLISHED: 15:03 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:44 28 November 2016

Andrew Plume on his way to winning the ultra event. Picture: Tim Chapman

Andrew Plume on his way to winning the ultra event. Picture: Tim Chapman

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Fenland Running Club ace Andrew Plume was the star as March Athletics Club held its annual Hereward Relay.

Melissa Millward, Maire Irlam, Larissa Follen, Shane Draper, Hannah Ryan, Sam Henriques and Carol Slater-Garner.Melissa Millward, Maire Irlam, Larissa Follen, Shane Draper, Hannah Ryan, Sam Henriques and Carol Slater-Garner.

The race – which saw 100 teams sprint through Peterborough, Whittlesey, March, Welney and Ely – was no match for Plume, who finished the 39-mile ultra event in an extraordinary time of five hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds.

In the relay event, the seven FRC teams, all named after brands of running shoes, hosted a race within a race and kept their own times.

Results: 1st: Fenland Mizuno: 5:10:04 (Maire Irlam 0:52:42; Tim Chapman 1:13:08; Carol Bowett 1:30:30; Luke Pinner 1:33:44); 2nd: Fenland Asics: 5:16:21 (Larissa Follen 1:00:13; Paul Griffin 1:15:41; Jane Greenwood 1;38:52; Paul Weigand 1:21:35); 3rd: Fenland Brookes: 5:17:13 (Melissa Milward 1:00:14; Jay Gilbert 1:31:27; Ian Milburn 1:29:55; Rod Sinnott 1:15:37); 4th: Fenland Zoots: 5:20:47 (Carol Slater-Garner 1:06:53; John Chapman 1:19:27; Nicky Jennings 1:31:05; Andre Pittock 1:23:22); 5th: Fenland Nike: 5:21:19 (Sam Henriques 1:04:09; John Shaw 1:21:23; Tracy Adams 1:47:39; Martin Jennings 1:08:08); 6th: Fenland New Balance: 5:31:38 (Hannah Ryan 1:08:28; Graham Millham 1:13:35; Lewis Saunders 1:15:37; Sarah Rippon 1:53:58); 7th: Fenland Saucony: 5:41:28 (Shane Draper 0:45:17; Sarah Gauvin 1:27:07; Julie Garner 1;57:36; Ian King 1:31:28).

Stage winners for stages one to four were Shane Draper (0:45:17), Tim Chapman (1:13:08), Lewis Saunders (1:15:37) and Martin Jennings (1:08:08).

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