Irlam and Milburn shine at Coniston on great weekend of running for Fenland Running Club

Fenland Running Club competitors at the Coniston 14.

Fenland Running Club competitors at the Coniston 14. - Credit: Archant

Fenland Running Club competitors were in stunning form all over the country at the weekend.

Ian Milburn finishing 1st MV70

Ian Milburn finishing 1st MV70 - Credit: Archant

Nineteen runners were in action at the Coniston 14 in the Lake District on Saturday, with four runners at the Wymondham 20 miler in Norfolk, two at the Cross Country in Shouldham Warren for the final race of the Ryston Runners Winter Series and one in the City of Lincoln 10km.

At Coniston, five runners achieved personal bests, with three talking age category prizes amongst the 1,119 finishers.

Martin Jennings stormed home with a personal best of 1.28.26, finishing 27th overall and third in his MV40 age category.

Maire Irlam’s personal best of 1.46.58 clinched first LV45 in her last race in this category and Ian Milburn was first MV70 in 1.48.44.

Maire Irlam finishing 1st LV45.

Maire Irlam finishing 1st LV45. - Credit: Archant

Larissa Follen and Nicky Jennings had massive personal bests, knocking 19 and 18 minutes respectively off last year’s times.

Stuart Follen also secured a personal best with a time of 1.39.31.

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At Wymondham, four FRC runners prepared for the London Virgin Marathon with a 20 mile race.

All runners achieved their marathon game plan targets and Gary Bligh was first home in 18th place out of 392 finishers in 2.11.50.

Mel Murdoch finished in 2.25.35 (fifth Lady, first in Senior Lady category), Stewart Harrison in 126th (2.39.55) and Justin Showell 162nd (2.47.28).

At the 6.5km Cross Country Grand Prix at Shouldham Warren, Colin Simpson and Sue George were also amongst the prize winning.

Colin was first MV60 on the day (27.28) and took the series first place MV60 trophy, while George (36.24) was third in the series.

Paulina Zub completed the Lincoln 10km in perfect running conditions in less than 50 minutes, in 1,180th out of 4,262 finishers.

Earlier in March, Sarah Rippon competed in the Battlefield Sprint Duathlon and was first in her age group with a finishing time, in diabolical weather, of 3.26.42.

Full results from Coniston: 27th Martin Jennings 1.28.21 (PB), 3rd MV40; Stuart Follen 126th 1.39.31 (PB); Tim Chapman 138th 1.40.12; Paul Griffin 139th 1.40.15; Andre Pittock 174th 1.43.17; Clive Harrod 185th 1.43.58; Maire Irlam 238th 1.46.58 1st LV45; Adam Chown 245th 1.47.20; Ian Milburn 269th 1.48.44 1st MV70; Greg Tagney 344th 1.52.23; Nicky Jennings 320th 1.51.09 (PB); Jay Gilbert 559th 2.01.30; Ramune Raicheline 583rd 2.02.26; Sarah Gauvin 614th 2.03.42; Alan Bird 761st 2.10.57; Larissa Follen 767th 2.11.19 (PB); Neil Bailey 903rd 2.21.42; Denise Griffin 1.048th 2.39.25; Sharon Bird 1.049th 2.39.25.