It was business as usual for Peterborough Triathlon Club’s (PACTRAC) Paul Vernon last Sunday's Frostbite League race at Bushfield. The triathlete dominated the series last season, winning all 6 races, and he was at it again as he scorched to victory on a foggy Orton course. Vernon crossed the line in a time of 26.34, 18 seconds ahead of runner up Patrick O’hare of Cambridge and Coleridge, with Hunts AC’s Ian Turner coming home third.
Three Peterborough based runners made the top 10, with the Nene Valley pair of Chris Warnes and Michael Channing finishing 5th and 9th respectively and James Whitehead of Werrington Joggers coming home 10th.
The first lady across the line was Werrington’s Rachel Cribbs who finished 72nd overall in a time of 31.21, with 2nd placed Ramsey Road Runner Lisa Marriott and Hunts AC’s Siobhan Skinner in hot pursuit.
Caroline Woods, the first local lady in the recent Great Eastern Run, was 5th lady in the colours of Yaxley Runners, whilst Werrington’s Elie Richmond finished seventh with a 32.31 clocking, one place behind PACTRAC’s Abi Schofield.
It was a good day for Werrington Joggers with the club finishing in third position behind Hunts AC and PACTRAC. Nene Valley Harriers had a large contingent of athletes competing in the National Cross Country Relays the previous day, and despite fielding a much weakened team finished sixth, leaving them third in the standings behind Hunts AC and Riverside Runners after two races. Werrington Joggers are fourth with PACTRAC 5th.
The junior race was won by Hunts AC’S Joey Croft with her teammate Shannon Flockhart leading the girls home. Flo Brill and Katie Tasker, who had starred for Nene Valley in the National Cross Country Relays the previous day, before completed a highly successful weekend taking second and third places, but this time in PACTRAC colours.
PACTRAC's youngsters finished second with Nene Valley fourth.
In the overall standings Nene Valley are third, one place ahead of PACTRAC.