ATHLETICS: Grantham RC 10 tackle Nottingham 10

Grantham Running Club members at the Nottingham 10k.
Grantham Running Club members at the Nottingham 10k.
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Ten members of Grantham Running Club took to the roads of Nottingham to compete in the Nottingham 10k on behalf of the Asda Foundation last Sunday.

This group included four runners from the club’s 10 weeks to 10k programme running their first 10km.

The mid-morning race started near to Nottingham Forest’s Brian Clough Stand at City Ground, and took the route towards Lady Bay and into Holme Pierrepont where the runners had to fully circle the lake before retracing back to the stadium.

There were many supporters along the route, encouraging everyone on an overcast but surprisingly humid day.

First to cross the line from the GRC team was Suzanne Britz who missed out on a new personal best by 44 seconds but, as she is still in recovery from a recent injury, she was very happy with her result of 52min 20sec. She was followed by Gav Skinner who ran 55:48 which was his first 10km as part of the 10W210K programme.

Two personal bests were achieved by Sue Swann and Nicola Fahy with 57:10. Another 10W210K first time runner was Hayley Staff who completed the race in 58:51.

Two more first time 10W210K runners, who raced each other across the finish line, were Lucinda Gamble in 1:02:09 and Julia Hallam in hot pursuit in 1:02:13.

Following closely behind was Yvette Taylor who was very happy with her personal best of 1:03:26, kist ahead of Brendon Buckley with 1:03:48.

Last, but not least, to cross the line for the club was Angela Carr who finished in 1:04:25. She said, whilst she did not get a personal best, she was very happy to finish the race.

Runners received a medal, T-shirt and a bag full of running goodies.