ATHLETICS: Grantham AC perform admirably at county cross country championships

Amy Newell stumbles in the water at Biscathorpe.
Amy Newell stumbles in the water at Biscathorpe.
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Fifteen Grantham Athletic Club athletes competed at the Lincolnshire County Cross Country Championships at Biscathorpe on Sunday.

Grantham secured six automatic county selections for the forthcoming inter-counties fixture in Birmingham. They also secured three second place finishes – Helen Braybrook in the under 13 girls, Isobel Hobday in the under 15 girls and Aaron Hunt in the under 15 boys. Two fourth places were gained by Ewan Rodell, under 13 boys, and William Tucker in the under 15 boys.

The under 15 boys won the team race, with Aaron second and Will fourth, supported by George Hatton in an excellent return to form in fifth place.

Grantham’s under 17 girls’ team finished third, with Saskia Hunt 11th, Kim Newell 13th and Amy Newell 14th.

Results. SenW 6500m – 8 Sophia Tucker 29.26; U11G 2000m – 5 Megan Tremain 10.57; U13B 3500m – 4 Ewan Rodell 16.11; U13G 3500m – 2 Helen Braybrook 16.15, 22 Ella-Rose Hobday 23.57; U15G 4500m – 2 Aaron Hunt 15.28, 4 William Tucker 15.39, 5 George Hatton 16.12; U15G 4500m – 2 Isabel Hobday 18.19; U17M 5700m – 10 Robert Hodgkinson 23.03; U17W 5700m – 11 Saskia Hunt 30.43, 13 Kim Newell 31.30, 14 Amy Newell 39.00; VetM 10000m – 9 Stephan Hobday 44.43, 37 Chris Hunt 58.35.

l Grantham AC’s George Hatton enjoyed a brilliant run at the Belton House 5km parkrun on Saturday, finishing in sixth place overall and only 10 seconds shy of his personal best, despite still being

an under-15 athlete.

Julie Stuart and Ian Worrall both had excellent runs and were rewarded with PBs, while first time parkrunners Trudy Hanson and Elli Rae Flavell both put in decent performances at the local event.

Results. Newark – 30 Keith Measures 25.03; Belton House – 6 George Hatton 21.27, 14 Geoff Collier 22.22, 45 Richard Hall 24.55, 54 Julie Stewart 25.47, 72 John Ellerby 27.29, 77 Ian Worrall 27.43, 104 Trudy Hanson 29.40, 120 Dona Hall 31.46, 161 Elli Rae Flavell 36.20.