Colworth races provide big Challenge for Riverside Runners members

Some of the Riverside Runners members who took part in the Colworth Marathon Challenge races.

Some of the Riverside Runners members who took part in the Colworth Marathon Challenge races. - Credit: Archant

Five members of Riverside Runners collected age group wins at the Colworth Marathon Challenge.

The St Neots club were out in force at the event in Bedfordshire which featured a five-mile run, an 8.1-mile trail run and a half-marathon on successive days last Friday and last Sunday.

Karl Hiner (MV50), Phil Redden (MV60) and Sam Windebank (WV35) were the first runners to finish the five-mile event in their respective age groups.

Christopher Wright took second place overall in that event while Caroline Brooks was the third lady to finish in 34th overall.

Brooks was also the second lady finisher in the trail run when crossing the line in 30th and she completed a fine set of results by becoming the first WV35 runner to finish in the half-marathon in 33rd overall.

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Windebank (WV40) and Maurice Hemingway (MV60) were also the leading athletes in their age groups in the half-marathon.

Brooks also finished second lady in the cumulative results for all three events with a combined time of 3:20.43.

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That was good enough for 24th overall, three places behind the highest Riverside finisher Simon Boothby who’s total time was 3:15.37.

Rod McKee led the Hunts AC contingent home in the Ramsey Abbey 10k last Sunday when taking 22nd place overall. McKee was also third in the MV45 age group while Bruce Grimley was the leading MV60 runner to finish (46th overall). Ciaran Burke (5th) and Issy Wilkins (6th) were the top performers in the fun run.

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