Fenland Running Club’s Ryan races around Rat Race event whilst Maire scoops another prize in Eye

The FRC team at the Eye 10k.

The FRC team at the Eye 10k. - Credit: Archant

Brave Fenland Running Club member Ryan Jones joined over 7,000 other runners to take on 200 obstacles and 20 miles of terrain at the Rat Race Dirty Weekend event.

Billed as ‘the world’s toughest assault course,’ the Stamford race attracted runners from across the country, including Jones who was one of just 75 who took on the course twice – known as the Dirt Double Ultra.

Ryan produced one of the performances of the weekend, crossing the line in fourth with a time of eight hours and 15 minutes.

Other FRC members were also in action – albeit more conventially – at the Eye 10k.

Richard Hammond crossed the line first for the Wisbech-based club and 25th overall in a time of 40 minutes and nine seconds.

Maire Irlam was back amongst the prizes yet again in Eye, scooping the LV50 category trophy for her quick time of 47 minutes and 28 seconds.

Results: Richard Hammond (25th) 40:09; Stuart Follen (48th) 42:31; Maire Irlam (121st) 47:48; Sarah Gauvin (148th) 49:59; Dave Hood (290th) 58:56.