Boston runners among the Friskney Half Marathon prizewinners

Lucinda Pitcher won the women's race. DD
Lucinda Pitcher won the women's race. DD

BOSTON and District AC claimed the team title at Sunday’s Friskney Half Marathon.

Traditionally, the race is a preparatory run for the forthcoming London Marathon.

This year 91 runners finished.

Winner of the 2011 event was Matthew Nutt (Formula One Circuit) who crossed the finish line in 80 mins 02 secs, almost a full minute ahead of nearest rival Nelson Wandasiewicz.

Third to finish was Matthew Jones (Ripley Running Club), who clocked 81 mins 40 secs, just 14 seconds ahead of Jose Ferriera, who was Boston and District Athletic Club’s leading runner.

Second man home for the Gold Tops was fifth placed Dennis Rainbow, who recorded 84 mins 18 secs for his 13-plus miles.

Third counter for the BADAC team and securing the winning team trophies was the club’s new men’s track captain Aidan McClure (94 mins 12 secs) in 19th.

Other representatives from the host club were Timothy Swan-Smith, who recorded 98 mins 06 secs for 26th place, with David Johnson 37th in a time of 103 mins 28 secs, ahead of Tony Tomlin in 48th (110 mins 52 secs).

There was good support for the local club with Darren Auty in 56th place (112 mins 37secs), Ken Townsend in 68th (121 mins 24 secs) and Bob Shaw in 85th (136 mins 07 secs).

The first female to finish the 2011 event was Boston’s Lucinda Pitcher,  who runs for Lincoln Wellington.

She ran the course in 90 mins 48 secs in 13th place.

Boston and District AC runner Diane Gill crossed the finish line as sixth veteran 45 female in an overall position of 67th (121 mins 24 secs).

Bushfield Joggers won the combined female team award.