ATHLETICS: Honours double for BRJ husband and wife at Oundle; impressive showings from seniors and juniors at Thorney

A Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri husband and wife were among the winners at a weekend race.

David and Annette Newton both claimed age-group honours in the Oundle 20 mile event.

David posted a new personal best of 2:40.59 to take the M65 category with Annette clocking 2:57.00.

The couple’s next assignment is on the other side of the Atlantic as they run the Boston Marathon on April 16.

Senior and junior BRJ members enjoyed success at the Thorney 10k yesterday.


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Chriag Godhania took M40 age-group honours when finishing 17th overall in 39.18.

Shelley Duffy was runner-up in the F35 bracket – and the sixth lady to finish overall – in 43.40, while Alison Orrell took third in the F50 section (and 20th female overall) in 48.21.

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The quickest BRJ representative of all was junior ace James Orrell who took 13th place in 38.21. Fellow junior members Keelan Duffy (21st, 39.58) and Cameron Smith (60th, 44.25) also impressed.

Other BRJ runners were Paul Mitton (49th, 43.24), Melanie Wiffin (83rd, 46.57), Alice Edwards (136th, 51.39); Melanie Gearing (181st, 55.35) and Sarah Hall (182nd, 55.36).

Four BRJ youngsters finished in the top 20 of the accompanying 3k fun run.

Alex Mitton (14) was seventh in 12.11 with Layton Duffy (12) only one place and three seconds further back. Both runners took third in their age groups.

Gaige Duffy (10) also enjoyed an age-bracket podium and finished 19th overall in 13.30. Camila Amezzuita ran her first race for the club when 42nd in 17.00.

* Bruce Grimley of Hunts AC won the M60 age category at the Thorney 10k when 44th overall in a time of 43.04.

Their other finishers were Daniel Woolf (28th, 40.51), Arseniy Suvorov (46th, 43.13), Amy Steele (81st, 46.37), Jim Stocker (91st, 47.33), Phil Young (114th, 49.29), Yvette Adamson (123rd, 50.28), Jess Mann (156th, 54.04), Sasha Suvorov (158th, 54.12), Kim Laud (170th, 55.19).

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