Road Runners Contacts
Road Captain: Keith Measures
Grantham AC’s Secretary: Jackie Bainbridge, 46 St Martins Way, Ancaster, Grantham, Lincs, NG32 3RA, Tel: 01400 230881
The Club runs the highly-regarded Newton’s Fraction half marathon and provides training for middle distance runners.
parkrun (always lowercase!) is the best thing that’s happened for the club runner in years – what’s more, it’s free! parkruns are springing up all over the country and all follow the same format.
parkrun is a 5 km (3 mile) run/race on a Saturday morning on a traffic-free course. Most runs start at 9 am. Once registered, you’re given a barcode which you take to every parkrun you take part in. All your runs are logged and you can compare your results and those of your GAC club mates etc with the national database – so make sure you include your GAC membership as a part of your profile.
Grantham Athletic Club is proud to have been involved in helping set up and fund our home parkrun at Belton House, and but there are parkruns all over the country and increasingly across the world, so there’s a good chance you’re not far from a parkrun wherever you are!
There is also due to be a junior parkrun starting in autumn 2019 in Wyndham Park in Grantham, details TBC. We are proud to have helped set up and fund this event too. junior parkrun follows the same format as the main parkrun, but is aimed at 4-14 year olds and is only 2 km.
Click here to register and find out more about parkrun, or view GAC athletes’ recent performances here.