Back around Christmas time, Grantham Athletic Club’s Alan Carley won the Club ballot for a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon.
On 28th April 2019, wearing number 24701, Alan achieved an excellent time of 03:31:17 to come 7,037th overall, 5,711th man and 579th in his category of 50-54, and nearly ten minutes faster than his previous marathon in Boston the previous year. “The crowd support was amazing and carries you along especially in the latter half when your body and mind is trying to tells you to stop,” said Alan. “Many thanks to Grantham AC for this opportunity.”
Well done, Alan – you did us proud!
Also among the runners was GAC Life Member Paul Davidson who ran as a guide for blind runner, Netty Stevens. Paul and Netty achieved a time of 5:17:53 – congratulations to both of them too!