ATHLETICS: Grantham club runner is sixth in Nottingham 10K

Abi Schofield (right) and Nell McAndrew.
Abi Schofield (right) and Nell McAndrew.
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Grantham Running Club’s Abi Schofield was delighted to finish in sixth place in the Women’s Running 10km race series at Nottingham.

In a field of almost 340, she recorded 44min 17sec for the distance, coming in just one place behind model and charity fundraiser Nell McAndrew, with whom Abi is pictured.

The race was part of a series of women-only events specially designed to overcome any barriers women may feel in taking part in this type of event, with touches including tea and cake for all finishers.

l GRC’s Catherine Payne and Robert McArdle took part in the St Ives 10km amongst a field of 500 runners.

Catherine picked up the prize for first in her age category in a time of 43:23, with teammate Robert finishing in a season’s best 45:02.