Huge turn out from local running clubs at Great Eastern Run

Stamford Stiders Great Eastern Runners EMN-141015-125722001
Stamford Stiders Great Eastern Runners EMN-141015-125722001

Local running clubs were out in force in the half marathon and fun run at the Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough on Sunday .

Stamford Striders enjoyed a record-breaking turnout at the Great Eastern Run on Sunday.

More than 60 club members completed the 13.1-mile route through the streets of Peterborough.

The near-perfect running conditions also meant some of the more experienced runners also clocked personal bests over the half marathon.

Jim Morris was first Strider over the line and 100th overall in a time of 1:20:42, while Liz Fell was first lady home for the club in 1:39:47.

Full Striders results (62 in total):Jim Morris (1:20:42); James Skinner (1:22:13); Mark Popple (1:23:04); Gareth Williams (1:23:08);

Tim Mahon (1:25:50);

William Allen (1:27:18) Richard Skidmore (1:27:53);Nick Greenwood (1:27:58) Michael Matthews (1:28:56); Nick Wells (1:29:15);

Adam Fenn (1:30:57); Martin Candish (1:32:54); Martin Cattell (1:33:15); Dave Aust (1:33:14); Richard Rae (1:35:03); Adrian Fisher (1:35:44); Alan Hayes (1:36:29); Matt Kefford (1:36:30); Ed Fancourt (1:36:33); William Blackmore (1:36:44); Stuart Hodgkinson (1:38:05); Liz Fell (1:39:47); Nicholas Smith (1:40:26); Viv Middlebrook (1:40:33); Katie Arnold (1:40:43); Mark Anderson (1:41:11); Leah Jennings (1:41:43); Mark Millinson (1:42:04); Julie Parker (1:43:32); Claire Maxted (1:44:10); Caroline Gasper (1:44:43);

Chris Deadman (1:45:02); Amy Williamson (1:45:39); Hilary Cox (1:45:51); Simon Marvel (1:46:31);

Lesley Allen (1:47:54); Nick Richards (1:49:12); Kieran Nally (1:49:46); Nicola Patterson (1:51:24); Conrad Allen (1:52:15); Kirsty Whatmore (1:53:09); Mark Davies (1:55:04); Ciara Flynn (1:54:27); Camilla Easton (1:55:13); Nikita Walker (1:55:49); Libby Morley (1:56:41); Stephen Moore (1:57:34); Janine Buck (1:58:37); Guy Gasper (1:59:46); Shal Paper (2:00:41); Andy Potter (2:01:17); Anne Johnstone (2:02:35); Alan Gray (2:08:20); Carolyn Harvey (2:09:23): Sarah Blackmore (2:09:26); Millie Middlebrook (2:10:38); Fiona Hill (2:14:22); Julia Thomas (2:14:22); Charlotte Ward (2:14:45); Charlotte Jane (2:15:07); Emma Sowden (2:19:10); Isobel Coulcher (2:21:42); Julie Cage (2:24:14); Mark Stevens (2:26:36); Helen Morris (2:36:45) and Amanda Moore (2:57:35).

l There were some fantastic running displays from Rutland Running and Triathlon members who took part in both the races on the day.

There was a standout performance by Martin Gordon-Kerr who took part with his son Sam in the 5k fun run.

Martin finished 31st in a new 5k PB time of 20:45 and is rightly chuffed as he has been trying to get a sub-21 minute 5k for a while.

Sam Gordon-Kerr finished 71st in 22:42.

Special mention should also go to Adam McCrone who was also running in the 5k event and finished in a brilliant 4th position in a new PB time of 17:53.

Meanwhile there was some fantastic running in the half marathon with 10 club members competing as part of the club’s internal championship.

Leading the men home was Andrew Henderson who finished in 66th position in an impressive chip time of 01:17:37.

Second home for the club was Damian Wilkins in a new PB of 01:32:03 knocking four minutes off his previous best time and beating John McCrone in the process who finished in 01:32:45.

Richard Evans was next to finish in 01:38:51 followed by Chris Jones in 01:42:34 and Paul Rogerson with another fantastic time of 01:48:38 matching his time at the recent Great North Run.

From the Ladies championship perspective there were four ladies who ran. First to finish within the club was Sue Barrow in a creditable time of 01:54:19 considering a recent bout of the flu.

Next home was Celia Bloor in 02:04:20 with Clare Dorman not far behind in 02:05:56 who is also suffering from a bad cold.

Finally but not least was Dawn Morris who finished with a new PB time of 02:08:52 and well inside her target time of 02:15:00.

l Stamford Strider Helen Schofield completed the 50k Royal Parks Ultra in 4hrs 42 on Sunday.