ATHLETICS: Grantham club field 11 members in weekend Parkruns

Grantham AC's Keith Measures competed on two consecutive days at the weekend.
Grantham AC's Keith Measures competed on two consecutive days at the weekend.
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Grantham Athletic Club had a bumber 11 athletes out competing in 5km Parkruns over the weekend.

Adam Madge continued his London Marathon tapering with a win at Newark, and Naomi Collier took the ladies’ first position, only four places behind clubmate Adam. Her father Geoff knocked 1min 8sec off his personal best.

The husband and wife Hall duo put in fine performances at Newark, while the Hunt trio made Peterborough a family affair.

Dean Houlton continued his excellent performance on the testing Clumber Park course, finishing in second place.

Results: Newark – 1 Adam Madge 18:25, 5 Naomi Collier 19:42, 21 Geoff Collier 21:59, 30 Keith Measure 23:31, 57 Richard Hall 25:53, 163 Dona Hall 38:06; Peterborough – 139 Saskia Hunt 24:50, 142 Chris Hunt 24:56, 321 Dawn Hunt 31:20; Melton Mowbray – 48 John Ellerby 26:03; Clumber Park – 2 Dean Houlton 18:52.

l Two Grantham AC members joined more than 600 runners in the Bank Holiday sunshine at the Wollaton Park 10km.

Results: 135 Tony Madge 45:31, 212 Keith Measures 48:50.

l Grantham AC athletes Amy Hunt and Aaron Hunt competed in the Charnwood warm-up open meeting at Loughborough on Saturday, with both athletes running exceptionally well at this early point in the athletics season.

Amy, who has this year moved up to the under-15 girls, ran 12.73sec in the 100m to set the second fastest time in her age group in the country this year. She also ran in the 200m race, setting a time of 25.9sec, the eighth fastest time in the country for her age this year.

Meanwhile, clubmate Aaron ran in the 1500m and knocked 13 seconds off his personal best to finish in a time of 4min 37.57sec. This currently ranks Aaron 15th in the country for his age group.