Chris is the Darling with victory in St Neots 10k

Runners head through Priory Park while taking part in the St Neots 10k last Sunday.

Runners head through Priory Park while taking part in the St Neots 10k last Sunday. - Credit: Archant

The annual St Neots 10k attracted a fine turnout of almost 500 runners.

Maxwell Sandever (right) won the 2k Fun Run at the St Neots 10k while Ellie Loosely (left) was the f

Maxwell Sandever (right) won the 2k Fun Run at the St Neots 10k while Ellie Loosely (left) was the first girl to finish. - Credit: Archant

The event, which started and finished at Regatta Meadow, and was organised by local club Riverside Runners, was won by Cambridge & Coleridge AC man Chris Darling.

He crossed the line in 34:15 to finish 37 seconds clear of closest rival Denys Olefir, of Newmarket Joggers, who took victory in last year’s St Neots Half Marathon.

David Hudson, representing Team Bex, was third with team-mate Mark Barry in sixth, once place ahead of the host club’s Paul Oliver.

Cambridge & Coleridge also scooped the team prize with Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri in second. Team Bex were third.


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Rhyse Plummer-Coles (39:48) and Annda Douglas (46:30) were the top male and female performers for the Huntingdon club. Marco Wassersleben (43:15) and Mel Wiffin (46:45) completed their scorers in the team event.

Riverside Runners chairman Sam Windebank said “I’d like to congratulate all competitors and thank the many volunteers who organise and help run this event. It wouldn’t happen without their hard work.

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There was success for Riverside in the 2k Fun Run as they provided the first two finishers with Maxwell Sandever (7:02) leading home Frankie Ashwell (7:14).

Ellie Loosely of Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri was the first female finisher in 8:17 with her brother, James, 20 seconds back as he led home the club’s boys’ contingent.

RIVERSIDE RUNNERS RESULTS

10k: 7 Paul Oliver 00:37:48, 12 William Forster 00:39:11, 15 Kyle Chesterman 00:39:38, 28 Piers Serjeant 00:41:10, 43 Paul Baird 00:43:36, 50 Gary Evans 00:44:14, 55 Maurice Hemingway 00:44:39, 59 Joe Francombe 00:45:08, 69 Adam Polfrey 00:46:04, 120 Neil Bing 00:49:55, 130 Chris Forster 00:50:29, 131 Ruth Chamberlain 00:50:35, 135 Chris Hull 00:50:47, 163 Ian Knibbs 00:53:30, 188 Danielle Hainsby 00:55:06, 193 Steven Bunker 00:55:22, 200 Vince Hainsby 00:55:44, 227 Niki Serjeant 00:57:17, 239 Emma Evans 00:57:57, 248 Darren Skeggs 00:58:26, 278 Delcan Rowles 01:00:14, 304 Peter Dowling 01:02:20, 313 Stephen Deacon 01:03:14, 316 Jo Bradley-Young 01:03:33, 329 Jenny Donald 01:04:30, 339 Liz Hiner 01:05:19, 362 Robert Howell 01:07:53, 374 Patrycja Falak 01:09:30, 378 Ruth Hawley 01:09:41, 391 Trudy Ancliffe 01:11:14, 396 Lauren Buckley 01:11:32, 397 Lesley Parker 01:11:34, 399 Wendy Donald 01:11:37, 416 Kirsty Middleton 01:12:46, 421 Kim Bell 01:13:05, 463 Bob Thompson 01:18:19, 480 Jack Rivers 01:24:24.

3k Fun Run 1 Maxwell Sandever 07:02.5, 2 Frankie Ashwell 07:14.7, 5 Joe Wilson 07:41.7, 6 Johnny Ashwell 08:06.7, 8 Scarlett Dalrymple 08:26.2, 13 Jack Lewis 08:44.9, 14 Aiden Possey 08:53.9, 15 India Sandever 08:54.2, 16 Austin Fossey 09:00.9, 17 Jason Have 09:02.5, 19 Joshua Parncutt 09:07.6, 23 Shane Edgar 09:31.9, 24 Ruby Ashwell 09:35.5, 44 Tilly Wilson 10:48.1.

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