BIG WIN: Edgards Sumskis.

Wonderful Werrington win for Nene Valley Harriers star Sumskis

Nene Valley’s Edgars Sumskis won the Werrington 5k event as he edged out series champion Jake Richardson.

Lincoln Wellington AC’s Richardson has won three of the five races in the series, but was well beaten by Sumskis who was making his debut over the distance on the road this season.

The lead runners were well spread out with Sumskis speeding home in 15.21mins – giving him a 15 second advantage over Richardson.

Matt Hudson (BRJ Huntingdon) was third with a 16.00mins clocking and Peterborough AC’s Phil Martin finished fifth in 16.12mins.

Shaun Walton, also of Peterborough AC, was next home some ten seconds behind Martin, and the Bushfield duo of Brian Corley and Martin Gichuhi finished seventh and eighth with finishing times of 16.27mins and 16.52mins respectively.

Peterborough AC’s Maggie Skinner had a comfortable win in the ladies’ race, crossing the line in 18.24mins.

This deservedly gave her first place in the final standings after a consistent summer of racing.

Nene Valley teenager Molly Peel finished runner-up with a 19.02mins clocking ahead of Peterborough AC’s Grace Mullins, who was ten seconds further back.

Sarah Caskey, also running for Peterborough AC, finished fourth in 19.45mins, with Danielle Hart (Thorney) finishing fifth in a time of 20.06mins. Olivia Mead, (Nene Valley) finished sixth in 20.22mins.

The junior 3km race was the usual Nene Valley procession, with the first five runners all wearing the club vest.

Harvey Hancock won in 10.24mins from Dylan Tomaselli, who was five seconds further back.

Harry Hewitt completed the top three with a 10.40mins clocking.

In the girls’ race, the Nene Valley pair of race winner Chelsie Bole and third-placed Lottie Hemmings, who clocked 11.23mins and 11.42mins respectively, were separated by Stamford Strider Erin Cox, who beat Hemmings by just one second.

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