On Saturday 14 GAC athletes took part in the Saucony English Cross Country Association National Relays at Mansfield. The Senior men’s A team finished in 139th place with a time of 1hour 25 mins 11 seconds, the team was Stephen Hobday (149th, 19:51), Arthur Short (143rd 21:06), Mark Tucker (145th 22:08), Chris Hunt (139th 22:05). Dave Eldridge represented the B team finishing in 195th in a time of 28:20.
The under 17 mens team consisted of Aaron Hunt (41st 9:44), George Hatton (57th 10:55) and William Tucker (10:09) bringing the team home in 44th place with an elapsed time of 30:49.
Running in the under 15 girls team Helen Braybrook led the team off, with a time of 8:00 settling into 61st place, she handed over to Savannah Brook (74th 9:01) with Isobel Hobday (8:24) on the final leg finishing in 69th place in 25 mins 26 secs.
The final GAC team was the under 13 boys with Peter Braybrook running the first leg in 7:27 37th, 2nd leg Harry Denton (65th 8:53), and finally Ewan Rodell (7:39) finishing 49th in 24:01.
Grantham Athletic Club were back in action on Sunday at round 2 of the Lincolnshire Runner League at Belton House. The first race of the day saw Megan Tremain finish 51st in the under 11’s. Next off were the senior men with Stephen Hobday leading the A team home in 20th, with Arthur Short 35th and Mark Tucker 45th. The GAC B team was John Bainbridge 59th, Dave Eldridge 79th and Phil Hall 84th. In the under 13 girls Ella Rose Hobday finished 12th. Under 13 boys Ronnie Davey 11th. Next was the junior/senior and Veteran women’s race with Kim Newell finishing in 39th place ahead of Caryn Garner 44th, Jo McGrath 45th and Amy Newell 62nd. GAC’s most successful race of the day came in the under 17 men with GAC once again taking the first team and Aaron Hunt taking 1st place from William Tucker 2nd and George Hatton 6th. As the weather deteriorated the under 15 girls set of with Isobel Hobday taking 5th ahead of Helen Braybrook in 6th. Last race of the day was the under 15 boys which saw Rory Rodell finish in 5th place.
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