Bourne “Run in the Woods” 10K and 3K
11 current first claim, 1 second claim and 1 past member of Grantham AC ran in Bourne woods on Sunday 10th April. With the sun shining through the trees and some wet slippery trails underfoot the 3K race got underway. Aaron Hunt took the early lead with William Tucker tracking him, closely followed by George Hatton before the 2K point the lead had changed over and William went on to win in a course record time of 10 Minutes 48 seconds, Aaron finished second in 11:06 with George 4th in 11:29. Second claim member Elin James (1st claim Bourne TH) won the girls race (7th overall) in a course record time of 12:14 with Issy Hobday finishing 2nd girl just behind her dad Stephen in 9th. The Grantham AC team for this race was completed by Ella rose Hobday 5th Girl and 17th overall.
In the 10K race a family battle ensued between Mark and Sophia Tucker, with Mark moving ahead at the 8K point to finish 43rd in 47:47 and Sophia 4th Woman (49th) in 48:39. The next GAC runner was Chris Hunt 71st 51:14 closely followed by former member Polly Atherton in 77th (7th Women) in 51:47. Completing their first ever 10K run were Saskia Hunt and Kim Newell in a very respectable 54:56 19th and 20th women 103rd, 104th overall.
(Photos at the bottom of the report)
Charnwood AC Open Meet, Loughborough 10/4/16
Five Grantham AC competed in windy conditions at Loughborough on Sunday. In the 100m the Hunt sisters Amy and Holly ran 12.47 and 16.12 seconds respectively. Gabrielle Lucas ran in the 75M Hurdles finishing in 14.23 seconds. Later in the day Helen Braybrook competed in the 3rd heat of the 1500m and Aaron Hunt fresh from competing in Bourne in the morning ran in the 5th heat finishing in a personal best time of 4:29.04.
When it comes to marathons, Grantham AC has a remarkable history and the latest addition to its collection of pedigree runners is Ben Allen. He competed in the Manchester marathon at the weekend and broke the elusive 3 hour barrier with ease in a time of 2:56:46 finishing 241st from the 9000 plus field.
Hose Half Marathon
Seasoned marathon runner Tony Madge who has a marathon PB of 2:33 opted for the Hose 1/2 marathon finishing in 1:33:15 in 86th position from the 500 strong field.
Seven club parkrunners competed at 4 events over the weekend.
Lincoln – 6 William Tucker 19:19, 8 George Hatton 19:25, 56 Mark Tucker 22:45;
Newark – 32 Geoff Collier 23:34;
Melton Mowbray – 38 Richard Hall 26:20, 83 Dona Hall 32:55;
Rutland Water – 40 John Ellerby 26:16.
(Many thanks to Chris Hunt and Paul Davidson for the reports)