ATHLETICS: Hunts AC are hot stuff again as they complete another Frostbite double
- Credit: Archant
Hunts AC completed a double-double to continue their fine start to the Frostbite Friendly League campaign.
The local club dominated the opening round at Priory Park in St Neots last month when taking senior and junior honours . . . and they were at it again last Sunday when the series moved to Nene Park in Peterborough.
Fifth-placed Jamie Hall led an impressive performance at senior level in which all seven of the club’s scoring male runners finished in the top 20.
Hall completed the five-mile test in 27.12 and was ably backed up by Mark Barry (8th, 28.09), Ty Farrer (10th, 28.37), Casper Hiscock (11th, 28.39), Dave Connell (13th, 28.58), Tom Oliver (15th, 29.05), Nick Osborn (17th, 29.11).
Such is the strength of Hunts AC that three other runners – Rod McKee, Darren Matthews and Simon Margot – finished in the top 30, but only the leading seven males from a club count towards the team tally.
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Two of the club’s three scoring female runners were rewarded for making long journeys to compete with good performances.
Elaine Livera was the second lady to finish in 46th position overall with a time of 31.13 after travelling from Sheffield while clubmate Eleanor Smith was 31st female and 193rd overall in 36.23 after arriving from York. Kelly Crawford (176th, 35.55) was the other scoring runner.
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Third-placed Howard Croft (8.01) led the Hunts AC junior effort over a one-and-a-half mile course. Markus Downhill (7th, 8.17), Ciaran Burke (10th, 8.21), Spencer Taylor (13th, 8.31) and Issy Wilkins (16th, 8.46) completed the scoring. Wilkins was the first girl to finish.
Riverside Runners were third in both the senior and junior standings.
Joss Williams (18th, 29.18), Gary Evans (23rd, 29.46), James Shiner (28th, 30.03), Edmund Bishanga (38th, 30.37) Piers Serjeant (44th, 30.58), Gavin Reynolds (55th, 31.47), Jess Williams (61st, 32.08), Clare Jenkins (168th, 35.38) and Kate Hughes (174th, 35.54) were their scoring runners in the adult event.
Sixth-placed Joe Wilson was the first Riverside finisher in the junior race. Tyler Parker (17th, 8.49), Ethan Dowle (20th, 8.54), Ben Joyce (30th, 9.16) and Amelia Fleming (50th, 9.42) also contributed to the team tally.
Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri were eighth at senior level with David Hudson their star performer in sixth position.
They occupied fourth place in the junior standings as Liam Conway in fifth and Keelan Duffy in ninth were their leading lights.
Hunts AC stage the next round at Hinchingbrooke Country Park on December 9.