Runners tackle Ely New Year’s Eve 10k

ELEVEN runners from the Huntingdon BRJ Road Running Club took part in the Ely New Year’s Eve 10k race held at Little Downham.

ELEVEN runners from the Huntingdon BRJ Road Running Club took part in the Ely New Year’s Eve 10k race held at Little Downham.

Andy Barber was the first competitor home in a time of 42.28mins which was good enough for 100th position.

The first lady finisher for the club was the ever-improving Sarah Hall who was back in 232nd.

Ramsey Road Runners also competed in the event and there was a personal best for Simon Mead, whose time of 35.04mins also secured him 11th position overall.

Notable performance also came from Ray Woodruff, who finished second in the V55 men’s category, Sandra Butler who reigned supreme in the women’s V65 race as well as Tony Lack, who was runner-up in the men’s V70 category.

Meanwhile, Riverside Runners returned home with two award winners and five personal best times.

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New member Ian Turner was first home in 28th place in a personal best time of 37.41mins with Oliver Wright 35th in another PB 38.12mins.

Maurice Hemingway was 60th in 40.13mins to pick up the award for the first over-55 across the line, while Alison Cooper was 150th in a PB time of 44.31mins to pick up the award for third over-45 to finish.

Dave Connell led Huntingdonshire AC home in a fine ninth place, covering the distance in exactly 35 minutes.

Shane Hunt ran a new road personal best of 37.22mins to pick up second place in the M50 category.

And, not to be outdone, Julia McIntosh went one better than last year by finishing second in the W45 section.

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