Peterborough Athletic Club’s Steve Robinson cruised to victory in the Fenland 10 at West Walton on Sunday, showing no signs of tiredness despite it being his third race in the space of 12 days.
In an event notorious for strong winds, the RAF man took full advantage of the unusually still conditions on the flat fenland course, winning in a time of 54.30, a full minute and a half clear of runner-up Matt Pyatt of Royston Runners. Corby AC’s Chris Curtis was third.
Local runners were to the fore, and British Masters Half-Marathon champion Phil Martin of Bushfield Joggers took fifth place in a time of 56.49, while James Whitehead’s ninth place and Steve Hall’s 11th position were enough to gain Peterborough AC the men’s team prize.
The race was the last in the Cambridgeshire Road League series and Peterborough AC won that after an impressive five wins from eight races.
Robinson was also individual champion with PAC team-mate Danny Snipe third overall and Steve Hall fifth.
The Fenland 10 also incorporated the Eastern Vets Road Championships and Hall took the gold medal in the Vet 40 category.
PAC chairman Matthew Dalton commented: “Our boys were supremely dominant on the road this year. The whole club is proud of them for their achievements.”
Nene Valley Harriers had several athletes on duty at the Fenland 10 and 18 year-old Jevan Robertson had a pleasing run, finishing 12th in a new personal best (PB) time of 59.37.
Team-mates Chris Warnes, Paul Holden and Jay Belham also recorded PBs on the day.
The first lady home was Tamara Jarden of Suffolk club Stowmarket Striders in an impressive 1:02.48, with Ramsey Road Runner Lisa Marriott finishing second with a 1:06.10 clocking.
Sophie Newhan of Stowmarket Striders came home in third place, while Louise Blake was another Harrier to record a PB finishing ninth lady in 1:15.49.
Elsewhere Nene Valley’s Yvonne Scarrott made a welcome return to form completing the Brighton 10 as third Vet 45 lady in a time of 1:11.07 just two weeks after taking part in the Chester Marathon.
Seven days after running in the Great Eastern Run,one of the country’s flatest half-marathons, a pair of Eye Community Runners made the long journey to Exeter to race in the Great West Run, one of England’s most hilly half-marathons.
Lee Whitton recorded a time of 1:37.22 on the Devon slopes, while Laura Conway finished in the top 50 ladies with a time of 1:47.33.