Veteran trio strike gold at Fen 10 race

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A sea of green surged across the Fens at the weekend as 35 Ryston Runners took part in the Fen Ten, the road race also incorporating the Eastern Veterans AC 10 mile Championships.

The nippy winds made the number of personal best times recorded all the more impressive. Most of the PBs were in the region of two minutes. As the club’s race of the month for October it comprised 12.5 per cent of the total field.

The first Ryston Runner home was Ian Milburn in 63 minutes and 32 seconds in 28th place followed closely by Che Plant in 63.39. Simon Able’s 75.13 showed he has sustained the good form he demonstrated in the recent Nottingham Marathon.

Heather Beattie was the first Ryston woman home in a PB of 69.51, while the next two in a tight finish were Lesley Robins and Lorena Latisaite – both also registering PB’s. Other notable performances were Jane Ashby and Georgina Allen who were first female 65 and 55 year olds respectively.

In the EVAC championships, Jo Isbill, Karen Wood and Jane Ashby took gold, while Mel Watts (W35) and Wendy Fisher (W45) took silver, and Keith Morris went home likewise.

Members also battled windy conditions in the Holt 10K over a multi terrain course. The Ryston women won first team, as well as individual honours in the Senior Women (Amy Chapman 2nd), W45 (Pauline Drewery 1st) and W55 (Maureen Wolfe 2nd) categories.

Out of 228 finishers the Ryston tally was: 22 Martin Lehane 40:55, 59 Amy Chapman 45:02, 69 Pauline Drewery 46:30, 97 Maureen Wolfe 49:03, 112 Julia Norman 50:25, 172 Marie Doughty 57:46, 173 Mark Doughty 57:46.

Helen Melville was tackling her first 10K race since becoming a mum in April. She declared herself pleased with the 56:10 it took her to complete the Culloden 10K, staged on behalf of the Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland charity.