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.

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.