ATHLETICS: Medal double for Hunts AC man Ty Farrer in the same race

Hunts AC medal-winners are, from the left, Shane Hunt, Pauline Stocker and Ty Farrer.

Hunts AC medal-winners are, from the left, Shane Hunt, Pauline Stocker and Ty Farrer. - Credit: Archant

Hunts AC star Ty Farrer won two medals while running the same race last weekend.

Farrer collected a silver medal in the M40 age group of the Eastern Masters Championships and bronze in the Cambridgeshire Road Race Championships. Both of those events were staged during the Fenland 10 race at Wisbech in which Farrer also finished eighth overall in a time of 57.18 – a personal best by more than two minutes.

That made him the highest-placed of the 14 runners from Hunts AC who took part, and three of Farrer’s clubmates also collected medals.

Pauline Stocker struck gold in the W55 age group of the Eastern Masters event in a time of 1:24.41, while Caroline King claimed bronze in the W40 bracket of the Cambridgeshire standings thanks to her time of 1:14.21.

Shane Hunt also grabbed gold as the first finisher in the M55 category of the Fenland 10. He clocked 1:02.47 for 30th place overall.


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Fenland 10 (all Hunts AC times): 8 Ty Farrer 57:18 (3rd M40), 23 Rod McKee 61:36, 30 Shane Hunt 62:47 (1st M55), 69 Mark Wishart 68:47, 121 Caroline King 74:21, 152 Caroline Archer 78:38, 153 Nick Osborn 78:43, 161 Derek Wood 79:13, 176 Josh Mansfield 81:19, 196 Pauline Stocker 84:41 (3rd W55), 203 Amy Steele 85:39, 234 Diane Bunch 88:23 (3rd W60), 251 Hilary McConville 91:05, 327 Julia Tebbs 1:43:52.

Four Huntingdon BRJ members took part in the Fenland 10.

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Gilles Corby was the pick of the bunch as he posted a personal best of 1:07.36 for the distance.

He earned 61st place with clubmates Claire Ashton (195th, 1:24.21), Mike Gulls (236th, 1:28.33) and Michael Shaw (237th, 1:28.34) also running well.

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