Easy win for Nene Val­ley veteran Her­bert in the Cam­bridge Parkrun

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sports -

ENG­LAND veteran in­ter­na­tional John Her­bert of Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers won the Cam­bridge Parkrun 5k by more than a minute. Lo­cal re­sults - 1 John Her­bert (Nene V, MV40) 16.24; 88 Jeff Chap­man (Hunts, MV55) 24.11; 203 Linda Crook (BRJ, LV40) 32.20; 207 Sue Yend­ley (BRJ, LV45) 33.05; 208 Keith Sim­mons (BRJ, MV60) 33.07.

HUNTS Ath­letic Club veteran Martin Rowe smashed his per­sonal best by 23 min­utes at the Mil­ton Keynes Marathon, run­ning 2.59.57.

Thor­ney Run­ning Club’s Ea­monn Dor­ling had hoped to break three hours but his time of 3.09.48 still places him 12th on the UK Over 55 rank­ings and he will now tar­get the Mas­ters Marathon in­tenby South Wales in six weeks.

He said. “I think that even beat the snow­storm at the Bun­gay Marathon a few years ago as the worst con­di­tions I have run a full marathon in.”

Bournetown Har­rier Rich Lo­mas-brown com­pleted his ninth marathon in 3.19.30. Lo­mas-brown, who broke his back and heel in a nasty fall al­most three years ago, said: “Hav­ing turned 40 I de­cided to have one final go at the marathon but it was the cold­est, wettest, windi­est marathon I have run.” Lo­cal re­sults - 23 Martin Rowe (Hunts, MV40) 2.59.57; 79 Ea­monn Dor­ling (Thor­ney, MV50) 3.09.48; 87 Roger Hol­l­i­day (BRJ, MV40) 3.11.37; 126 Paula Irons (Yax­ley, LV35) 3.15.49; 165 Rich Lo­masBrown (Bourne, MV40) 3.20.10; 181 Ian Val­lance (Yax­ley) 3.21.21; 187 Hugh Bur­ton (Yax­ley, MV40) 3.21.42; 284 An­drew Plume (Fen­land) 3.28.00; 511 An­drew Bar­ber (BRJ, MV40) 3.42.28; 523 Nigel Walls (Eye, MV40) 3.43.00; 784 Steve Dock­er­ill (BRJ, MV40) 3.53.54; 785 Richard Clarke (BRJ) 3.53.54; 976 Paul Ather­fold (Yax­ley, MV40) 4.00.15; 1,046 Nikki Timms (Yax­ley, V35) 4.02.34; 1,138 Sarah Hall (BRJ, SL) 4.06.04; 1,139 Sue Yend­ley (BRJ, LV45) 4.06.04; 1,293 Nick Pear­son (Eye, MV40) 4.13.54; 1,550 Leanne Rick­ett (Fen­land, SL) 4.23.39; 1,657 Michelle Se­ward (March, LV35) 4.27.26; 1,943 Jane Green­wood (Fen­land, LV55) 4.42.09; 1,963 Amanda Wells (Eye, LV35) 4.43.01; 2,032 Adam Oakes (Fen­land) 4.45.42; 2,267 Sean O’driscoll (Bush­field, MV50) 4.59.10; 2,809 Pe­tra Otto (Thor­ney, LV55) 5.51.15; 2,885 Gil­lian Holmes (Thor­ney, LV55) 6.16.47.

BRJ’S Si­mon Lum­ley was due to make his de­but over 26.2 miles in the Shake­speare Marathon but in view of the lash­ing rain and strong winds, the or­gan­is­ers can­celled it just two min­utes be­fore the race was due to get un­der way.

They still held the half-marathon where Lum­ley fin­ished 425th in 1.52.14.

Two track and field events also fell vic­tim to the weather - the Easterny­oung Ath­letes League at the Em­bank­ment Track and the Lincs League at Gran­tham.

STU Bar­foot of Eye Run­ners com­pleted thethree Peaks Fell Race - which con­sists of 37.5km with more than 1600m of as­cent - in 5.07.42.

mem­bers of BRJ tack­led the Ham­burg Marathon in Ger­many, Karl­tay­lor fin­ish­ing 5,448th in 4.00.35 with Sarah Hall one po­si­tion be­hind in the same time.

JEFF Lu­cas of Wer­ring­ton Jog­gers fin­ished fourth in the Tulip 10k, two places be­hind sec­ond-claim Nene Val­ley Har­rier Rob Prady.

IAN Mar­shall of Hunts Ath­letic Club fin­ished 412th in the Greater Manch­ester Marathon in 3.25.38.

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