Runners take to Ramsey streets

HUNDREDS of runners took to the fields and streets of Ramsey on Sunday for the Abbey 10K and 3K Fun Run races. Hosted by the Ramsey Road Runners club, Alan Turnbull, from St Neots-based Riverside Runners, was the first man home in a time of 33 minutes and

HUNDREDS of runners took to the fields and streets of Ramsey on Sunday for the Abbey 10K and 3K Fun Run races.

Hosted by the Ramsey Road Runners club, Alan Turnbull, from St Neots-based Riverside Runners, was the first man home in a time of 33 minutes and 44 seconds.

The race consisted of a single lap across a mixture of terrain including grass, tarmac and concrete.

A record 322 runners completed the course, with Turnbull finishing 37 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, and Mairead Rocke, representing Corby AC, the first female to finish, in 40.09.


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Paul Salmon was first across the line for the Huntingdon-based BRJ Club.

The 3K event was run around the grounds of Abbey College with 61 runners taking part, mostly aged from nine-16.

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The winner was Tristan Smith, representing Thorney, in a time of 11.15, while Ramsey Road Runners member Maddy Stokes won the girls' 13-15 age group and fellow RRR member James Jackson won the boys' 9-11 category.

nMeanwhile, 14 members of Ramsey Road Runners made the short journey to Eye, near Peterborough, for the charity five-mile road race last week.

A flat course attracted 175 runners and the cool weather saw some fast times produced, with Ramsey members Simon Mead and Eddie Barrett recording personal best times.

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