Grantham AC athletes didn’t need to travel far for Match 3 of the Lincolnshire Runner League with Bourne Woods being the venue. As with the previous two events, the sun was shining and with very little mud and water to contend with conditions were perfect for good running. The race schedule saw the senior / veteran men start the proceedings as they took on the 9.6 km route. Arthur Short came in 21st, followed by Mark Tucker (44th) and Dave Eldridge (55th).
The U11’s again showed great promise as they ran through the woods competing against athletes from Cleethorpes to Peterborough. Thomas Broadley was 10th (7th boy), Meriel Sheard 21st, Olivia Marshall 29th and Grace Marshall 33rd in another great effort in their first year of competition. U13, Ffion Trundell continued her progress with a very well paced run to finish 5th.
The U13 boys team battled hard over the long 4.6 km trail, with Ewan Rodell leading the team in placed 4th, followed by Harry Denton 8th and Rori Rodell a courageous 12th after twisting his knee during the race.
The final GAC athletes to race were the U17 boys. William Tucker and George Hatton jostled for positions in the first 3 km in a small but high class field. The race settled out over the second half with William taking 2nd place and George 6th. The last race of the series takes place at Belton on December 10th being jointly hosted by Grantham Running Club and Grantham AC.
Come along to see if you have what it takes.