ATHLETICS: Grantham AC contest national cross country relays

Grantham AC's Aaron Hunt (in red).
Grantham AC's Aaron Hunt (in red).
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Members of Grantham Athletic Club competed in the English National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield on Saturday.

First off for GAC were the under-17 men with Ollie Jakes running the first leg in 11min 18sec to place the team in 66th place. Robert Hodgkinson ran the second leg in 10:48 to move GAC up six places, whilst Ethan Richards-Cole recorded 10:34 to give the club a final finishing place of 51st.

In the under-13 girls, Helen Braybrook ran an outstanding first leg in 7:36 to finish in 10th position.

The under-13 boys team of Rori and Ewan Rodell and Peter Braybrook ran their legs in 7:21 (28th) 7:46 (25th) and 8:07 for a final finish position of 33rd.

Next up for GAC were the under-15 boys with Aaron Hunt running the first leg in 6:49 (37th), George Hatton 7:41 (63rd) and William Tucker 6:52, to finish in 42nd position.

The final race of the day was the senior men’s race with Dean Houlton taking the first leg in 19:37 (144th). He handed on to Arthur Short 20:50 (140th) and then Chris Hunt 25:47 (146th), with Mark Tucker bringing the team home in 141st position with a time of 22:15.