Keep on running! Dozens of runners raise over £500 through FRC charity course

Get Running and FRC members before the charity run.

Get Running and FRC members before the charity run. - Credit: Archant

Fenland Running Club’s eight-week ‘Get Running Course’ came to a successful close last week – with over 60 runners helping to raise over £500 for charity.

FRC at Heckington: Back row: Martin Jennings, Sarah Gauvin, John Chapman, Carol Bowett and Jane Gree

FRC at Heckington: Back row: Martin Jennings, Sarah Gauvin, John Chapman, Carol Bowett and Jane Greenwood. Front row: Maire Irlam. Nicky Jennings, Jay Gilbert and Ellen Connolly. - Credit: Archant

The course was set up to encourage people in Fenland to get active and enjoy running over eight weeks, culminated with either a three or six mile run.

This year’s charity run was in aid the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association (BLESMA) and an impressive total of £550 was raised for the charity.

FRC members then took to competitive action in the Heckington Village Show.

The Sleaford-based run hosted 202 runners and the Fenland club experienced success in both the Ladies Team and LV60 races.


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Maire Irlam, Sarah Gauvin and Ellen Connolly combined to take the Ladies Team title, before Jane Greenwood sprinted home in first in the LV60.

Full results: Martin Jennings (20th) 1:03:06; John Chapman (63rd) 1:13:01; Maire Irlam 1:14:28; Sarah Gauvin (83rd) 1:16:19; Ellen Connolly (84th) 1:17:10 (PB); Jay Gilbert (93rd) 1:19:24 (PB); Carol Bowett (117th) 1:22:25 (PB); Jane Greenwood (147th) 1:26:21, Nicky Jennings (DNF).

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