ATHLETICS: Grantham AC’s Sophie finishes first at Newark

Keith Measures and John Ellerby at the Caythorpe 10km on Sunday.
Keith Measures and John Ellerby at the Caythorpe 10km on Sunday.
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Grantham Athletic Club’s Sophie Stanley continued her return to fitness with a first place at Newark 5km parkrun on Saturday.

A fine run from Janice Anderson saw her finish in second place.

Meanwhile, husband and wife parkunners Richard and Dona Hall took advantage of a business trip to tackle the Andover event. Dona continued her assault on her personal best, reducing it by a further 12 seconds.

Keith Measures and John Ellerby tackled the off-road Caythorpe 10km in hot conditions despite competing the day before at Newark.

Results: Newark – 18 Keith Measures 23min 43sec, 22 Sophie Stanley 24:37, 24 Janice Anderson 24:51, 53 John Ellerby 26:58; Andover – 60 Richard Hall 24:17, 159 Dona Hall 34:04; Caythorpe 10km – 20 Keith Measures 49:21, 32 John Ellerby 52:43.