Seniors and juniors all star for Hunts AC

Joey Croft and Shannon Flockhart led the Hunts AC junior squad to Frostbite Friendly League success.

Joey Croft and Shannon Flockhart led the Hunts AC junior squad to Frostbite Friendly League success. - Credit: Archant

Hunts AC are sitting pretty at the top of the senior and junior standings in the Frostbite Friendly League.

The locals have made a fine start to the campaign and lead the way in both categories after two of the six monthly rounds.

Their senior squad powered to victory in the latest race at Bushfield in Peterborough as they overcame the absence of half of their 10 scoring runners in the curtain-raiser at St Neots back in October.

Ian Turner, who had been out of club action for almost two years, returned with a bang to take third spot out of 538 finishers over a five-mile course.

Dave Connell took sixth while another returning runner, Lee Brooks, crossed the line in 15th.

Andy Stowe, who set a club 200m record during the summer, turned his hand to cross-country to good effect in 29th while Ian Gallagher (31st), Steve Church (44th) and Wayne Gimblett (45th) were the other scoring males.

Team manager Siobhan Skinner has carried her summer track form into the winter. She led home the female contingent when the third lady home in 80th overall.

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Rachel Sweatt was the ninth female home and 113rd overall while Karen Cameron took the other scoring spot in 173rd (19th lady) only a day after smashing her personal best in the Cambridge Parkrun.

And, with Nene Valley Harriers, who won the October opener, only managing sixth position on this occasion, Hunts AC already have a commanding lead in the overall standings.

Their juniors were also in fine form as Joey Croft took victory over a one-and-a-half mile course by 22 seconds.

Clubmate Shannon Flockhart was the first girl to finish in eighth overall. Seb Darnell (26th), Markus Downhill (29th) and Jodie Vuylsteke (34th) filled the remaining scoring spots.

Hunts AC will have home advantage in the next fixture at Hinchingbrooke Park on December 13.

Frostbite Friendly League results


Round Two (top six of 16): 1 Hunts AC 539pts, 2 PACTRAC 666, 3 Werrington 696, 4 Riverside 728, 5 Ramsey 904, 6 NVH 926.

Overall: 1 Hunts AC 1094 (31 league points), 2 Riverside Runners 1293 (27), 3 Nene Valley Harriers 1411 (27), 4 Werrington 1615 (27), 5 PACTRAC 1800 (24), 6 Ramsey 1931 (22).


Round Two (top six of 15): 1 Riverside Runners 69, 2 PACTRAC 78, 3 Hunts AC 94, 4 Nene Valley Harriers 112, 5 Huntingdon BRJ 115, 6 Bourne 187.

Overall: 1 Hunts AC 163 (28), 2 Riverside Runners 171 (28), 3 Nene Valley Harriers 207 (26), 4 PACTRAC 211 (25), 5 Huntingdon BRJ 239 (23), 6 Bourne 506 (17).