Last Sunday’s Frostbite League race in Ferry Meadows proved to be a strength sapping slog through the mud, writes BARRY WARNE.
A large section of the five-mile course ran alongside the Nene in a field which in recent weeks had first been flooded by the river, and then became home to a large herd of cattle.
Ramsey’s Paul Vernon seems to excel on any terrain and won comfortably in a time of 28.09mins.
Bushfield’s Brian Corleys was the leading local in the 428 strong field, finishing sixth with a 29.30mins clocking.
Helpston Harriers are in a long waiting list to join the league, meaning that several of their athletes compete for other clubs.
A trio of Harriers finished in close formation, with John Herbert and Jon Uff, who were both representing BRJ Huntingdon finishing ninth and tenth in 29.50mins and 29.52mins.
Micheal Moore was next home two seconds behind Uff wearing a Peterborough Nene Valley AC vest.
The ladies’ race was won by Elaine Livera of Huntingdon AC in a time of 32.51mins.
Sam Cullen of Eye had a fine race finishing third in 33.24mins, with Helpston’s Shelley Duffy fourth in 34.37mins wearing a BRJ vest.
Werrington Jogger Ellie Swire finished sixth in 34.58mins.
Chelsie Bole, of Peterborough Nene Valley, was first girl home in the junior race in her second outing of the weekend.
Ethan Nottle (Werrington) was the leading local boy, coming in ninth.
Peterborough Nene Valley’s Edward Lindsell was close behind in 12th.
Huntingdon AC won both senior and junior races, but it is Yaxley who lead the local challenge after finishing as the fifth senior team.
Peterborough Nene Valley finished fourth in the junior race.