In the first of the warm-up races in preparation for this season’s spring marathons Grantham Running Club were represented by six runners at this year’s Folksworth 15 near Peterborough. On a hilly course three experienced runners were making their debut at this rarely raced distance of 15 miles. First home was male senior Matthew Kingston-Lee in sixth place in an extremely high quality field of 500 runners. Also running well was Paul Rushworth with a top fifty finish but the biggest improvement of the day was made by Andrew Pask who reduced his PB for the distance by six minutes! Full results
Newark Park Run
Despite slippy underfoot conditions all three of GRC’s athletes grabbed personal bests at this Saturday’s Parkrun in Newark. Quickest was Gordon Geach in 23:01 followed by Mark Hillson in 23:28 and Yvonne Taylor in 32:59
Wellingborough Dirt Run
Andrew MacAllister, a member of GRC’s Cross Country Team, set a time of 54:32 in the aptly named Wellingborough Dirt Run last Sunday on one of the muddiest courses ever.