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Three Counties members bag PBs at half marathon

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Three Counties Running Club members were among a huge field of 13,000 runners as athletes took part in the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon which is a lovely event.The start and finish as always for this event is at Midsummer Common but this year there was a slight change to the route.The route, as in 2023 went through Kings and Jesus College and for 2024 the introduction of St John’s and Trinity College before heading out to the picturesque villages of Grantchester and Trumpington.It was an early start for the runners, volunteers and spectators due to most of the roads being closed on the race route.The morning started cold but turned into a lovely sunny spring morning with no wind which was ideal for all competitors.TCRC members all had fantastic runs and support of club members who had also volunteered to help on the day.Times: Jonathan Quail 1:42:58 (PB), Gary Ingrey 1:44:20, Debbie Agger 2:04:11, Melvin Green 2:08:33 (PB), Lorraine Parker 2:09:00, Laura Vincent 2:16:25 (nine-minute PB), Ewa Szczygielska 2:38:54 and Lou Mayer 2:39:33.Elsewhere, Steve Clarke took part in the Leicester 10k, where an undulating course starts and finishes at Jubilee Square.The runners then head into the city centre and onto Granby Street to Victoria Park.The beautiful greenery of the park weaves its way through the University of Leicester before looping back and making its way back to the finish line.Clarke had a great run, finishing in a time of 1:07:30.Parkrun resultsRoding Valley: Steve Rhodes 25:49, Sandra Rhodes 34:41.Boston: Joely Apps 34:28, Colin Apps 41:00.March: Jennie Ambrose 35:28 (third in age).Sandringham: Brook Thompson 31:56, Sophie Kirtley 40:18.Downham Academy: Sally Fawkes 31:46 (CPB/PB first in age).King’s Lynn: Jonathan Quail 21:15, Dawn Goodley 24:45 (second in age), Victoria May 26:59, Donna Johnson 26:59, Laura Vincent 29:10 (CPB).Wisbech: Craig Freestone 23:57 16th/122 (first in age), Tracey Else 27:12 (third female, first in age), Melvin Green 28:30, Ewa Szczygielska 33:54, Keith White 35:08, Rachel Cooper 35:50 (sixth age), Steve Clarke 35:51, Tracy Pratt 40:44.



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