Saturday, 31 December 2016
Sunday, 11 December 2016
|Gav (with soup), Catherine, Pasky, SJ, MKL and Robert|
|SJ enjoying the run in|
|8||76:45||Matthew Kingston Lee||MV40||81.01%||107|
Sunday, 4 December 2016
|The race medal|
|Suzie after the race|
Saturday, 3 December 2016
The race consisted of three laps around the confines of the park running alongside the Olympic Stadium, Copperbox Arena, Aquatic Centre and the iconic ArceloeMittal Orbit.
Andy ran a strong race finishing in a time of 42:02, just outside his PB, in 52nd position out of the 450 runners. He said 'the conditions were perfect and it was a spectacular venue - the short steep inclines made some parts pretty tough but I would recommend it to anyone' Andy has now finished his races for the year but has plenty in store for 2017 including the Greater Manchester Marathon in April.
Sunday, 27 November 2016
|Showing off the race hoodies|
All involved found the race to be well organised with a great atmosphere
(Member of the month in red)
Sunday, 20 November 2016
|Rob, Liam, Peter and Paul|
Gav set himself a pretty lofty goal for this race, targeting a new personal best and also the 'good for age' time required for the London Marathon in his age/gender category (under 3:05). In the end he came up short of this difficult target but finished in a very respectable 3:14:35 placing 2409th overall in a field of over 18,000 runners. He also placed 626th in his age/gender category and was 7 minutes over his personal best time.
He said 'I really enjoyed this race. It was my second outside the UK and certainly won't be my last! Highlights were getting my name called out by an announcer over the loudspeaker at mile 21 & a very crowded and noisy finish. The crowd were practically on the course for the last 2 miles! It was just a corridor of noise - they were so close to the action!'
'I can't really complain about my performance. I knew that what I was trying to achieve would be very difficult indeed and was fully aware that it might not happen. All I could do was give it my best shot. I knew the pace required & for 17 miles things went according to plan. Unfortunately fatigue took over from that point. Things got pretty desperate at miles 21 and 22 where I was a minute per mile off the pace. However, I managed to dig deep for the last 4 miles & salvage a sub 3:15 time.'
|The race hoody|
|63||1:34:07||Matthew Williamson||Male Senior||62.92%||N/A|
|Jolly Fisherman Medal|
|Yvonne and Brendon|Position
Saturday, 12 November 2016
|Sarah, Mark and Paul|
|Yvonne and Brendon|
Sunday, 6 November 2016
Members of Grantham Running Club traveled to the Rockingham Speedway Circuit in Corby for the Rockingham 10. With three members all keen to capitalise on this excellent running surface and hoping for personal best times. The event which is now in its second year holds a duathalon, a 10 mile and 10k race distances all at the same unique venue.
After a delayed start because of torrential rain, the GRC trio were under away with the 10k race. Despite the poor weather continuing throughout the race, all three posted very strong performances
Having braved the wind and rain throughout the course, Scott Jones was first into the 'Pit Lane' Finishing in 7th position and an incredible new personal best time of 39.33. His 2nd PB in as many weeks.
Second in was Martin Carter with another romping performance and another PB of time of 49:05.
And thirdly, Keiron Atter a very respectable time of 56:20, just outside of his PB.
Scott added ' I raced this last year in slightly worse conditions so wasn't expecting much today with it being similar. But once the Klaxon went i was concentrating on keeping position rather than time. I realised early on that I could finish within the top 10 so just held on and stuck to the plan. I'm pleased with my performance today and was even more thrilled to have come 7th and 3rd in my age catagory. This concludes my season of PB's over every distance I've raced, I'll have a well earned rest over Christmas and plan for next year!
Despite his younger age, Chris has many more years racing & training experience under his belt and was fully expected to cross the line first for GRC. He didn't disappoint, finishing in 1:00:24, approximately 1 minute slower than his personal best. His final position was an impressive 17th in a field of 775 runners. This was even more remarkable when you consider that only a week earlier he ran the Snowdonia Marathon - one of the toughest in Britain. He said 'This race went well until mile 8 when I paid the price for my efforts the week before. My quads tightened up & my pace slowed right down costing me a new PB'.
Gav also performed well, finishing in 63rd position with a time of 1:07:09 setting a new personal best by almost 2 minutes. This was his final race before a 2 week taper leading up to the Valencia Marathon on 20th November. He said 'I was very pleased with this performance for 2 reasons. Firstly I set a new PB which speaks for itself. However, I was more thrilled with the way I executed my race plan. My pace didn't vary by any more than 10 seconds per mile until my push for the finish line at mile 9. I've generally struggled to get my pacing right up to now so this was very pleasing indeed.'
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Report of ladies race to follow:
|Some of the runners after the race|
|235||01:32:42||Gav Meadows||Male Senior||64.36%||N/A|
|267||01:33:29||Matthew Williamson||Male Senior||63.34%||N/A|