Harrier Jones tames The Monster

Simon Fell.
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Ruth Jones continued her winning streak when crossing the line as first lady in The Monster Half-Marathon at Ely on Sunday.

The course suited Jones’ penchant for the unconventional and included stiles and cattle grids. The 37 year-old Nene Valley Harrier battled her way round in 1:33.51.

“I’ve won another race” Jones stated. “I couldn’t be happier, half off-road, boiling hot and windy, a real test of character on the Fens.”


Stamford Strider Simon Fell gained the third road race win of his career at the West Pinchbeck 10k on Sunday, winning in 35:18.

Nene Valley athletes were to the fore, with James Mcdonald finishing fifth in 38:04.

Philippa Taylor and Jay Belham both made the top 10, with Taylor finishing as second lady, and first veteran.


James McCrae won the Nene Valley Harriers 800m Championship in 1:57.07 - just three tenths of a second quicker than runner-up Aaron Hunt. Bradley Allen was third in 2:00.0.


Eye Community Runner Lee Whitton finished just outside the top 100 in the Loch Ness Marathon finishing in a time of 3:15.12.