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March enjoy great Frostbite turnout

March Athletic Club runners were out in force at the weekend for round three of the season’s Virtual Frostbite League.

The January race is normally hosted by March AC from it’s Elm Road clubhouse,but despite COVID-19 putting paid to that, 38 runners hit the pavements for a proper Frostbite weather run: cold, icy and foggy, with plenty of mud for any off-road sections.

Two runners achieved PBs on their five-mile Frostbite runs: Barry Head with an impressive 34:39 and Deb Watts with a great run in 47:26.

Barry Head (43910544)
Barry Head (43910544)

First March AC runner home and first man was Luke Brown in 28:14, a superb time, all the more impressive as he is still coming back from illness. First lady home and fourth overall was Toni Alcaraz in 32:19, another impressive time given the early morning icy conditions.

Seven youngsters took part in the Junior Frostbite, running 1.5. Once again Luke and Matthew Cumbridge led the way in first and second places for the club, with Leah Barnes as first girl home.

Ahead of this race, March AC lay in fifth place overall in the league, with an impressive fourth place in the round two results. The next race is the weekend of February 13/14.

The weekend also saw veteran March AC runner Lavinia Seward receive her Race at Your Pace running medal for clocking up an impressive 1,008.43 miles in 2020.

Lavinia mainly completed miles on her treadmill as she has been isolating since March. She didn't start running until she was 62 and in her 17 years of running has so far completed nine full marathons, including The Great Wall of China marathon, lots of halves and 10k races, with many age group wins for the club.

Frostbite results

Seniors: Luke Brown 28:14, Niall Jackson 29:42, Andy Cole 30:35, Toni Alcaraz 32:19, Tony Brown 32:58, Mike Boxall 33:43, Barry Head 34:39 pb, Geraldine Larham 35:24, Kanina O’Neill 35:24, Dean Markillie 35:39, Mark Salmons 36:50, Dan Barber 37:09, Sean Stacey 38:07, Phil Beldom 38:08, Tina Lambert 38:18, James Arran 38:18, Mike Blackledge 38:39, Hannah Daniel 39:33, Andrew Wool 39:36, Joanne Anderson-Wenn 40:02, Walter Beldom 40:16, Jon Long 40:30, Justin Showell 42:01, Mark Cook 42:01, Graeme Dedman 42:54, Hugh Harris 43:20, Emily Garry 44:02, Laura Webb 45:48, Fay Scrivener 45:48, Dawn Veal 45:52, Wendy Harrison 46:22, Nina Markillie 46:26, Scott Bywater 46:48, Deb Watts 47:26 pb, Pat Norris 50:49, Mark Darlow 52:20, Gary Davis 53:49, Carole Davis 54:33.

Juniors: Luke Cumbridge 8:58, Matthew Cumbridge 10:47, Serge Lambert 11:44, Leah Barnes 12:42, Maisie Whittlesey 13:05, Molly Cook 13:09, Daniel Hammond 15:37.

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