Hunts AC deliver in home Frostbite League race
HUNTINGDONSHIRE AC s juniors delivered emphatically as the club hosted the third leg of the Frostbite league. Home club runners took all three podium positions in the junior race, with 13-year-old James Downing leading in the 114-strong field ahead of tea
HUNTINGDONSHIRE AC's juniors delivered emphatically as the club hosted the third leg of the Frostbite league.
Home club runners took all three podium positions in the junior race, with 13-year-old James Downing leading in the 114-strong field ahead of team-mates Luke Scott and George Allen, who achieved their highest-ever positions in this competition.
Riverside Runners Tom Stead and Tom Hemingway galloped home in fifth and sixth respectively, with Max Bradshaw-Clifford the first BRJ Junior to cross the line.
Katie Scholey, 12, put in a great effort to finish 11th as first female junior for Hunts AC with Riverside's Ruth Florey crossing in 18th place. Rhona Wickson had the accolade of being first junior girl over the line for BRJ.
With the league at the halfway stage, Riverside lead Hunts AC by just a point in the junior category.
In the five-mile senior race, 372 runners took the line, with Riverside Runner Will Mackay charging home in fourth spot ahead of team-mate Les Thomas in sixth.
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Hunts AC picked up top 10 spots with Hugo Hocknell and Dave Connell filling eighth and 10th places respectively, while Darren Preston and Michael Wenn flew the BRJ flag with 16th and 18th in a race dominated by the powerful Cambridge and Coleridge team. The first woman to cross the line from the three teams was Riversides Tracey Patmore.
Hunts AC extended a big thank you to the 70-strong team of members who gave up their time to take on the vital tasks that made sure the day was a big success.