“I completed the London marathon in 3 hours 45 mins and 9 seconds, which is just outside the ‘Good for Age’ category. I knew it would be a tough race with the hot weather forecast and I had battled with a knee injury in the weeks leading up to the big day. “I set out … Read more London Marathon 2018 – Sophia Tucker
Saturday 21st April saw seven GAC young athletes join team mates from local clubs Bourne, Sleaford and Newark to compete in the Youth Development League under the composite team title ‘Notts Lincs Alliance’. The recent warm weather stayed with us for most of the competition and saw some fantastic performances. Under 15 boys Harry Denton … Read more YDL Match Report 21/04/18
The coaches have asked that members check the weather before coming to training tomorrow night as forecasts suggest it might be a bit grim. Track and field opportunities are somewhat limited when it’s chucking it down, particularly for the younger athletes and there’s only so many times you can do the stadium steps in one … Read more Training Weds 11th
“8th April 2018, Manchester Marathon “I was unsure what to expect from Manchester Marathon. I have run the London marathon 5 times and nothing else has quite compared to the electric atmosphere, yet this year a family event meant I had to defer my London place to 2019 and, as April loomed, I was becoming … Read more Running the Manchester Marathon – Sophie Davies
Last night’s sessions at the Meres marked the end of the indoor training season. Wednesday training takes place as normal on the 28th. After Easter, the price of training for seniors at the stadium will be £3. Juniors training remains at £2. On Weds, April 4th, there will only be coaching available for middle distance … Read more Summer Season Training
Please click here for the entry form for the Humberside and Lincolnshire Track and Field Championship. Forms must be submitted to the club by or before the close of training on Wednesday 18th April 2018.
On Saturday 17th March, six athletes from the club represented their county in the 2018 English Schools Cross Country Championships. This is the pinnacle of the schools’ Cross Country season with teams of 8 runners from all counties in England competing. Set in the picturesque surroundings of Temple Newsam Park in Leeds, the runners had … Read more GAC Athletes in National XC Champs
For the younger athletes we have the YDL (Youth Development League) for U13 and U15 athletes, which is aimed at giving them experience in competitions with their peers. We compete as part of a team called Notts Lincs Alliance, a composite team, joining us, Bourne, Sleaford and Newark athletes. U13 Competitors must be aged 11 … Read more YDL Competitions
Some more details on the County Champs, which takes place in Hull and Boston on 12/13th May respectively. Full details are available from the website http://granthamac.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/tf_champs_schedule.pdf but the main points are as follows: Athletes are eligible to compete either by virtue of birth or residence in either of the two counties, so unfortunately, if you’re … Read more Humberside and Lincolnshire Track & Field Championships
Northern League team manager Philip Garner will be reviewing athlete’s recent performances before selecting athletes to compete in the upcoming Northern League matches across a number of events. The club encourages athletes to compete and also try new events to ensure Grantham Athletic Club can put forward a strong team. In particular, U17s, U20s and … Read more Northern League Update
The Zeon Store is open for kit purchases until March 30th. The store can be found at granthamathleticclub.zeonshop.co.uk We would strongly advise that before buying online, members check the current stock list, as this may enable you to purchase direct from the club with cash or cheque at the next Wednesday training session rather than … Read more Club Kit Purchases
Newton’s Fraction will be rescheduled for later in the year – most likely 2nd of September. Full details will be released in a few weeks’ time, once the club has received approval from the relevant authorities. Entrants will be contacted by the club direct.
A few important training dates to flag to you all. Next Monday, 19th March, there will be **no** training at the Meres as it’s booked for a private function. The following Monday, the 26th, is the final indoor session of the winter season. On Weds, April 4th, there will only be coaching available for middle … Read more Training Cancellations & Changes
Please find below details of the Humberside and Lincolnshire Track & Field Championships, to take place on 12/13th May 2018 in Hull and Boston respectively, with a full programme of T&F events being held across the two days. Entry will be via the club and the closing date for entries is Monday 23rd April. Details … Read more Humberside and Lincolnshire Track & Field Championships
Following the decision to cancel the Newton’s Fraction half marathon and Little Apple fun run, Grantham Athletic Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has commented and responded to our news and emails. A number of enquiries have been asked about refunds and whether the race will be re-scheduled. To clarify … Read more Statement on the cancellation of the Newton’s Fraction and Little Apple races, 4 March 2018