Two members of Grantham Running Club, who made the journey to the Rockingham Speedway racetrack in Corby, competed in this years Brass Monkey 10k. On a surprisingly hilly course, the two GRC runners made their way through the strong field of 425 .Gavin Meadows finished in a respectable 48th place with a time of 41:39, whilst his teammate Paul Davis completed the course in 43:35, earning him 61st place.Picture: Gavin Meadows
Sunday, 31 January 2016
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Grantham Running Club was well represented at this year's Folksworth 15, with members using this hilly 15 mile race as the first in a series of essential pre-marathon races. A long week of training with many members running in excess of 40miles did not stop the fast times coming in. Manchester Marathon bound Holly Durham was the first GRC lady, returning to excellent form only 8 months after the birth of her 2nd child finishing as the 18th lady overall in an speedy time of 1:51:47. A difficult race to pace, the impressive times kept coming in with Catherine Payne finishing in 1:53:33, 4th in her FV45 age category. Meanwhile, in the men's race Andrew Pask continued his Rotterdam Marathon preparations, finishing in 74thplace overall, first GRC runner with a time of 1:46:57. Brendon Buckley finished 6th in his age category as he builds his race fitness ready for the London Marathon, his first at the age of 66 with a time of 2:51:45. Next up for GRC's marathon runners is the longer but equally hilly Stamford St Valentines 30k (18.6 miles).
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016
'GRC's John Blair was among the 1,100 runners to race through the spectacular Point Nepean national park. A perfect way to begin the New Year. The course is undulating with short ,sharp hills and exquisite natural landscape. John completed the 8km course, in windy conditions but not too hot, in 38min 12 seconds, finishing 182 male and 12th in his age group.
Sunday, 3 January 2016
Photo: Rick DobbsGRC's Rick Dobbs made his 10 mile debut on Sunday, competing at the Tadworth 10. The tough course consisting of 50% road and 50% off road was made even more difficult with the extreme wind and rain on the day. Rick, a graduate of GRC's spring beginners class finished in a respectable 376 out of 591 finishers with a chip time of 1.36.49. The race finished on the famous Epsom racecourse. Rick now has spring Half Marathons in his sights.Debut 10 Mile for Dobbs