Neon tutus make a surprising appearance as Fenland runners head to King’s Lynn for a parkrun

Steve Whitelam along with TCRC members before his 50th Parkrun

Steve Whitelam along with TCRC members before his 50th Parkrun - Credit: Archant

On a rather chilly Saturday morning, King’s Lynn Parkrun was a sea of PB’s and Neon tutus as Three Counties Running Club (TCRC) members helped fellow club runner Steve Whitelam celebrate his 50th Parkrun.

The club runners wore tutus, 50th race numbers and celebrated after with some well deserved coffee and cake.

First home for TCRC was Jonny Clark 22:13 followed by first TCRC lady runner Sarah Melton-Whitelam 26:13, Tracey Else 26:22, Tony Lamb 26:23 PB, Kim Coultard 27:11 PB, Cheryl Lenton 27:31, Jemma Red 29:15PB, Steve Whitelam 30:31, Frances Salter 30:32, Alice Ingman 30:33, Sarah Lamb 31:50 and Emma Sage and Barbara Leake both crossing the line in a time of 36:43.

Saturday also saw TCRC members at March Parkrun not only running but also supporting with the key roles involved in getting a Parkrun underway. This is to get TCRC members up to date and ready for when the Junior Parkrun starts at Wisbech.

First home on a very chilly day was Steve Rhodes in a time of 23:56 followed closely by Mark Mattless 24:28 and Victoria May 30:27.

TCRC members travelled to Stamford on Sunday to take part in the Valentines 30k which all 3 members were using as marathon preparation . A rather hilly and cool day saw Elisabeth Sennitt Clough have a fantastic run finishing in a time of 2:26:48 finishing 4th in category and 31st overall lady, Tim Clough (no time stated)was next to finish followed by Adele O Connor in 3:34:00.

Hayden(7)and Kallum Hall(4)both had a great run again in the Junior 2k Parkrun at Peterborough finishing in 13:41 and 19:40.

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TCRC will next be racing at Milton Keynes half marathon on February 18. Please check out their Facebook page or website for details on the up and coming Easter Run.


We are a new, friendly running club that meets the needs of the Three Counties around Wisbech, Downham Market and Long Sutton areas.

Our focus is to make running fun, friendly and sociable, so you will often find us relaxing after a run in the Sports Club bar.

Our main aim is to be an inclusive running club to make every single person feel equal regardless of speed or ability.

We strive to help you reach your goals whether it be running your first 5k or running a marathon.

All sessions are led and planned by a qualified running coach or run leader.

Our promises to you are:

? Our coach/coaches have great motivational skills and will always listen

? We will invest time and effort to help you achieve your goals

? We will listen to your comments and as a club will always try and improve

? You will never run alone at club, we operate a run back system, your enjoyment and safety is paramount

Where do we meet?

Leverington Sports & Social Club

Church Road, Leverington, PE13 5DE

What do we do?

We meet three nights a week:

Monday is our ‘Trackless’ session based outside Wisbech Police Station from 7pm to 8pm. This session is open to all regardless of ability or speed and focuses on developing your running technique and speed

Wednesday nights meet at Leverington Sports & Social Club @ 6:30 for a prompt 6:45 departure. These are general club runs organised by a qualified coach

Friday nights depart from the Town Hall car park in Downham Market @ 7pm for a run around the town and/or countryside and/or 7pm from the Church Hall Car Park in Long Sutton for all running abilities.

How much will it cost?

Adult (16+) - £20pa

Children (14 - 16) - £10pa

Family membership - £40

(2 Adults and up to 3 children in the same household)

Subs include full membership of Leverington Sports club

English Athletics affiliation is under negotiation

What do you need to get started?

A pair of running shoes and plenty of enthusiasm

Wednesday and Friday evenings will require a basic level of fitness, so you should be able to run three miles. This can be developed on Monday nights if required. On group runs we group runners together by speed and ability to make it more fun and we operate a run back system to ensure no-one is ever left behind.