Frostbite League – Race 5: Bourne

With a number of regulars unavailable for this race, Ely Runners only just managed to rustle up a skeleton team of 10.

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With a number of regulars unavailable for this race, Ely Runners only just managed to rustle up a skeleton team of 10.

Robin Webb was a useful 34th but it was ominous that no one else threatened to get near the top 100. With 7 out of 10 scorers aged over 55 (some a long way over), it was clear that Ely was not going to be that competitive against other clubs that had on average 26 runners out on the day.

Those Ely Runners present put on a brave face and ran valiantly, but inevitably came last of 16 teams. However, all is not lost. Ely are 13th overall and there is still one more chance to end the Frostbite season on a higher note and regain some pride, the final race being on March 13th at Hinchingbrooke Park.

There were 406 finishers.

Individual Results:
34th – Robin Webb 31:53 (Scoring Team – M),
132nd – Mark Bell 37:15 (Scoring Team – M),
149th – Peter Harris 38:03 (Scoring team – M),
165th – Barry Graves 38:47 (Scoring Team – M),
166th – Rob Haggart 38:50 (Scoring Team – M),
246th – Sam Collins-Shirley 42:28 (Scoring Team – F),
328th – Gwen Graves 48:37 (Scoring Team – F),
337th – John Turner 49:29 (Scoring Team – M),
339th – Roddie Shepherd 49:42 (Scoring Team – M),
398th – Anita Lewis 61:17 (Scoring Team – F)

Juniors 1.5M XC

Ely Juniors had plenty of younger, keen, talented runners pluckily pitching themselves against older, bigger competitors and being rewarded with another sound result, in 10th place.

They are still 13th overall, but there are 2 clubs only one point above them, so a similar sound result next time might just let them steal 11th position.

There were 186 finishers.

Individual Results:
25th – James Thew 11:19 (Scoring Team),
67th – Jacob Bell 12:29 (Scoring Team),
73rd – Sam Evans 12:40 (Scoring Team),
80th – Dana Fraser 12:59 (Scoring Team),
83rd – Adam Smeeton 13:02 (Scoring Team),
94th – Jeremy White 13:20,
147th – Jack Crane 14:48,
160th – Libby Bell 15:55

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