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Renegade Runner Matt Pyatt runs best race for two years at Ferry Meadows Peterborough 5k series


By Pete Woodhouse


Another busy week for The Renegade Runners started with a couple of big 5k races.

The Pyatt family – Matt, Lisa and Charlie – travelled to Ferry Meadows in Peterborough for the third race in the Peterborough 5k series, involving one big lap of the boating lake.

Matt ran his best race for two years in a very strong field, finishing 8th overall and first M40 in a time of 16:19 which also gave him an aged graded performance of 85.22%.

Charlie, Matt, Stanley and Lisa Pyatt at Peterborough. (13639749)
Charlie, Matt, Stanley and Lisa Pyatt at Peterborough. (13639749)

Lisa had another strong run in her push to finish in the top three of F40 category finishing in 22:29 and 4th F40 overall. Charlie ran his best 5k time for some time, finishing in 37:27.

In Wroxham in another high quality field, Matthew Thrower smashed his previous best time by 25 seconds to finish in 17:22 and also delightfully 3rd M40.

Darren Easter had another consistent outing running just three seconds short of his PB, clocking 17:32 and finishing 4th M40. Steve Franklin ran his second best 5k ever, finishing in 18:48.

On Saturday at Holkham it was by far the biggest turn out of Renegades, as 11 youngsters did the 2.5k race.

Lola Kidman was 1st Girl overall in 9:58 and 11th overall; first boy home for the club was Thomas Elsdon in 10:14.

Other Rockets racing were: 22nd Henry Gosnell 10:36, 33rd Rory Wood 11:03, 35th Leo Wood 11:05, 50th Caiden Kimberley 11:53, 51st Alisha Greenwood11:54, 77th Izzy Wood 13:07, 82nd Aidan Howard 13:24, 85th Logan Greenwood 13:32 and 140th Lucas Greenwood 17:56.

Thrower (13642941)
Thrower (13642941)

In the main 10k race on testing hills and trails were some excellent performances.

Matthew Thrower led his team home in 37:17, his 2nd big PB in a few days, to claim 6th overall and 2nd M40.

First Lady back for the group was Emma Wood who again showcased her talent in a 10k with 42:17 to finish 4th Lady overall and 2nd F35.

Other results: Ian Wiggins 44:56, Chris Wood 45:31, Andy Doyle 45:34, Lewis Pearson 45:42, Ian Kidman 45:44, Sam Laws 48:41 PB, Steve Greenwood 52:46, Cheryl Brown 52:58, Kerrie Page 53:00 PB, Alan Dix 53:27, Darren Elsdon 57:57, Sarah Kimberley 59:38, Ash Brown 63:22, Emily Greenwood 66:43, Steven Farquhar 67:03, Maria Farrant 69:06,Jo Sedgley 74:15, Jennie Shingfield 1hr 42.

At the Lord Mayor’s 5k in Norwich, Elisabeth Sennitt-Clough proved she could compete on the big stage in front of a crowd of 50,000, finishing as 5th Veteran female in a time of 20:40.

The race is only open to men who can run 5k in under 20 minutes or ladies under 22 mins and is held on a very testing city centre course.

On a warm Sunday morning Helen Driver took part in the Cambridge Race for Life, beating her time by last year by 11 minutes, finishing in 67 minutes.



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