ATHLETICS: Grantham AC’s Sophie finishes fourth in Ultra race

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Grantham Athletic Club’s Sophie Stanley finished at the sharp end of the ladies’ race in the Kings Forest 50km Ultra event on Saturday.

Sophie finished in fourth place and covered the scenic Thetford Forest course in a time 5hr 7min 40sec.

Meanwhile, the club’s Parkrunners competed in three separate locations on Saturday.

At Mansfield, Dean Houlton was the first man home in a time of 18:17, whilst Keith Measures finished 28th in a time of 23:33 at Newark. Dave Eldridge tackled his first event at Gunnersbury and finished 118th in 25:51.

Five athletes represented the club at Boston on Sunday in their annual five-mile Poppy Run.

Results: 7 Duncan McGrory 29:56. 15 Sam Bainbridge 34:58, 28 John Bainbridge 37:35, 36 John Ellerby 39:45, 43 Phil Hall 41:34.