There were plenty of other Great Eastern Run success stories from around the region’s clubs.
Peterborough Athletic Club had four finishers in the top 100 from a field of 3,500 runners. They were led home by Ben Heron in 26th place in 72:27 then came Phil Martin (33rd in 73:29), Dom Moszkal (53rd in 74:59) and Jon Peet (78th in 77:42).
Paul Halford of Werrington placed 61st with a time of 75:41, three places and 14 seconds ahead of Stamford Strider Mark Popple.
It was a landmark day for Helpston Harriers as the club were represented in a big race for the first time since their recent formation.
Club secretary Jim Morris led them home, finishing 116th in 81:10, and Thomas Musson ran a new PB of 84:33 for 164th position.
Darren Ping, running for Eye Community Runners, came home 122nd in 81:39 with Nene Valley’s Luke Myers running 83:40 for 145th position.
There were plenty of age group prizewinners from the Peterborough area. March AC’s Andrew Larham won the Over 60 age group with an 88:20 clocking with Paul Jephcott (Bushfield) and Jim Grant (Stamford) second and third in 91:14 and 93:09 respectively.
Geraldine Larham, wife ofAndrew, was third Over 45 in 91:54.
Werrington Jogger Ann Wood won the Over 55 ladies race with a time of 1:41.10 finishing just ahead of Great Eastern ever present Eric Winstone, whose time of 1:41.59 saw him finish as third Over 65.
Eye’s Pete Ridley was second Over 70 in 1:46.51.
The junior 5k race was won by James Orrell of BRJ Huntingdon in 17:36. Teammate Keelan Duffy finished runner-up in 18:05.
Third to fifth places were occupied by the Nene Valley trio of Harvey Hancock, Dylan Tomasselli and Sam Oakleyin 18:07,18:15 and 18:17.
Ella Robinson of Nene Valley was the first girl over the line in 18:40 with fellow Harrier Olivia Mead running 19:55 for third place.