Peterborough AC celebrated a one, two and three at the 25th anniversary edition of the St Ives 10K on Sunday (16 July). The Cambridgeshire (not Cornwall) event was a sell-out and worthy of a champagne celebration.
Ben Heron won the 25th St Ives 10K in 34:01, closely followed by teammate Phil Martin in 34:18. Another teammate, John Pike, took third place in 34:37 making it a clean sweep for Peterborough AC.
Georgina Schwiening of Cambridge & Coleridge AC won the women’s race in 35:51 and finished in the overall top 10. Clare Thurgood of Orion Harriers was second in 39:22, nearly three and a half minutes behind the winner. Jess Williams was third in 40:25.
Kay Riley of Thorney RC was the midpoint runner in 53:43 with the last runner crossing the line in 1:28:36.
Race organisers Huntingdonshire AC decided to mark 25 years of their event by awarding spot prizes in the 10K. Adele O’Connor was the delighted recipient of a bottle of bubbly for her hard work.
For the first time, there were a maximum number of entries in the 10K (700) and fun run (250) with both races fully subscribed a couple of days beforehand. The event’s 25th anniversary played a part along with advertising by sponsors WellingtonWise Sales & Letting Agents who included race details on their boards across the county.
Finishers in the 10K and fun run received a unique anniversary medal as a memento of the day and the event’s history. Full results are available at our race listings page.
Photo courtesy of Ashley Hawkins