ATHLETICS: Fenland Running Club bring home three team wins during 45 mile race in Cambridgeshire

Fenland Running Club's Mixed Open Team at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

Fenland Running Club's Mixed Open Team at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

Fenland Running Club

Members of the Fenland Running Club have been celebrating after claiming three team wins and a number of achievements in a seven-stage 45 mile race that started in Peterborough.

Fenland Running Club's Martin Jennings at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club's Martin Jennings at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

The club took part in the 7th Green Wheel Relay race; it’s a multi terrain race that starts and finishes at the Athletics Arena on Bishops Road, Peterborough.

With a total distance of more than 45 miles it follows the outline of the Green Wheel cycle route in the city.

The results.

Fenland Running Club's Gemma Rose at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club's Gemma Rose at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

“Rose’s Roadrunners” - Mixed Open Team - Stage 1 Claudia Milburn - 1:01:31, Stage 2 -Gemma Rose 30:29 (Team Captain & 1st Female), Stage 3 - Andrew Plume 47:01 (1st overall stage runner).

Stage 4 - Bethan Everson 54:43 (1st Female and 6th overall), Stage 5 Stuart Follen - 58:21(5th overall), Stage 6 - Martin Jennings 44:19 (3rd overall), Stage 7 - Richard Hammond 37:35 (6th overall). Cyclist support on all stages was Steve Bennington.

1st Mixed Open Team winners: total running time 5:33:59 and also team winners of the closest estimated time prize being within 1 minute of the teams predicted time.

Fenland Running Club's Bethan Nia Everson at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club's Bethan Nia Everson at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

“Slippery Seales” - Male Vets Team - Stage 1 – Sean Connolly 52.32 (3rd overall), Stage 2 -Tim Chapman 28.28 (6th overall), Stage 3 - Andre Pittock 54.53 (8th overall).

Stage 4 - Nigel Seale 59.48 (Team Captain), Stage 5 - Paul Griffin 59.39 (6th overall), Stage 6 - Graham Milham 48.25 ((5th overall), Stage 7 - Rod Sinnott 38.20 (10th overall).

Cyclist support on all stages was Andy Secker. Total running time 5:42:05 coming 6th overall and 2nd in the team category only 2 minutes and 54 seconds behind the winners.

Fenland Running Club's Claudia Milburn at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club's Claudia Milburn at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

“Jennings Jaguars” - Female Vets Team - Stage 1 - Sarah Gauvin 1:05:21, Stage 2 - Maire Kay 33:39, Stage 3 - Ann Trett 59:21 (1st female).

Stage 4 - Nicky Jennings 1:02:29 (Team Captain), Stage 5 - Ellen Connolly 1:07:31, Stage 6 - Jane Greenwood 1:01:32, Stage 7 - Carol Bowett 44:22. Cyclist support Becky Jennings and Nicky Jennings

1st Female Vets Team winners: total running time 6:34:15

Fenland Running Club's Andrew Plume at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club's Andrew Plume at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

“Griffin’s Gazelles” - Team Open (1) - Stage 1 - Larissa Follen - 1.16.43, Stage 2 - Carly Read - 37.17, Stage 3 - Ian King - 1.02.20, Stage 4 - Denise Griffin - 1.19.49 (Team Captain).

Stage 5 - Neil Bailey - 1.19.41, Stage 6 - Jac Richards - 1.08.48, Stage 7 - Emma Smith - 46.42. Cyclist support Sharon Bird and Tom Richards. Total running time 7:31:20.

“Petts Panthers” - Team Open (2) - Stage 1 - David Brammer 59:27 (10th overall), Stage 2 - Lucy Hicks 41:33, Stage 3 - Julie Garner 1:11:05, Stage 4 - Aaron Petts 1:04:46 (Team Captain).

Fenland Running Club's Female Vet team at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running ClubFenland Running Club's Female Vet team at the Green Wheel Relay race. Picture: Fenland Running Club

Stage 5 - Alan Bird 1:10:09, Stage 6 - Jack Griffin 1:01:46, Stage 7 - Max Pearson 48:16. Cyclist support Chris Anderson and Aaron Petts. Total running time 6:57:02.

“Chapmans Chihuahuas” - Team Open (3) - Stage 1 - Jane Clark 1:09:12, Stage 2 - Gemma Read 37:48, Stage 3 - Jay Gilbert 1:03:00, Stage 4 - John Chapman 1:03:39 (Team Captain).

Stage 5 - Ian Milburn 1:09:57, Stage 6 - Andy Wicklen 57:59, Stage 7 - Melissa Milward 52:57. Cyclist support John Chapman, Cheryl Chapman and Clive Harrod. Total running time 6:54:32.

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