Hunts runners in Oakley and Cambourne races

ST NEOTS Riverside Runners took part in the Oakley 20-mile race yesterday (Sunday), with 14 members finishing the race. Tracey Patmore finished first for the St Neots team in two hours and 18 minutes, coming 38th out of the 789 runners and improving her b

ST NEOTS Riverside Runners took part in the Oakley 20-mile race yesterday (Sunday), with 14 members finishing the race.

Tracey Patmore finished first for the St Neots team in two hours and 18 minutes, coming 38th out of the 789 runners and improving her best time in the race by 13 minutes and running in as the second woman and first over-40. She was followed by Paul Ridley in 190th and Maurice Hemingway in 204th.

The race was organised by Bedford Harriers and started and finished at Lincroft Middle School north of Bedford with one 12 mile loop and one eight mile loop.

Huntingdon BRJ Road Runners also took part, with 18 runners going the distance. Darren Preston was their first runner home in 56th in two hours and 21 minutes, and he was followed by Stuart Hill finishing 111th on his debut and Ryan Woolf in 129th. Gillian Peck was their first woman home in 227th who broke the BRJ ladies 20 mile record by nearly two minutes.


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Both clubs were also at the Cambourne 10 kilometre race, and Phil Redden was first home for Saints 15th out of the 822 runners in 38 minutes and coming first in the O55 category. Paul Veitch followed him in 20th and Madeline Boardman was next in 26th, the second woman overall.

The BRJ club had seven runner competing, with Lee Brooks their forerunner in 17th in 38 minutes. Bob Lee followed him in 176th on his debut and Steve Brooks came next in 255th.

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