Ryston Runners member flies the lone flag in 10k
Eamonn McCusker flew a lone Ryston Runners flag at the Little Downham New Year’s Eve 10k near Ely, where he posted a new club age group best time of 47.33 for the distance.
McCusker bettered his own previous mark by almost a minute, and was placed third in the M65 category.
A little further afield Keith Morris was likewise a lone club representative at the Sublime Peterborough New Year’s Eve 10k, where he ran 52.46 for 209th place to finish in the top 20 M55s.
A little later, and a little warmer, Cath Duhig walked the San Silvestre Pilarena, in Spain, covering the 5.2k course in 31.26.
Her husband Peter, recovering from a nasty bout of flu, woggled around the two-lap course behind her to clock a second slower.
Cath, 64, took third place on the podium in the W50 age group, next to Minnie Mouse, for fancy dress seemed to be the order of the day for this particular event.
As if all that New Year’s Eve exertion wasn’t enough for them, three of those who took part in the Marham event (see page 64) also lined up for the Wymondham New Year’s Day 10k.
The fact that they all recorded slightly slower times was as much due to the hilly nature of the course as any residual tiredness in the legs from the previous day.
Jon Ashford, who had not raced on New Year’s Eve, was placed 16th overall in the race in 37.02. Kevin Farquhar ran 42:46, Pete Johnson claimed the second M60 spot with 43.48, and Wendy Farquhar covered the challenging course in 80 minutes.