ATHLETICS: Grantham RC duo record marathon personal bests

Grantham Running Club competed at Milton Keynes
Grantham Running Club competed at Milton Keynes

Six members of Grantham Running Club competed in the Milton Keynes Marathon and Half-marathon on Bank Holiday Monday.

Scott Jones and Ben Hatherley set personal bests at the full distance on a slow course, whilst Andrew Pask opted for the shorter distance along with 13.1-mile debutant Anthony Burton.

Results: half-marathon – Andrew Pask 1hr 34min 28 sec, Andrew Burton 2.10.34; marathon – Ben Hatherley 3.20.32, Tom Fowler 3.25.04, Scott Jones 3.39.29, Matthew Kingston-Lee 3.39.29.

Pictured from left are Matthew Kingston-Lee, Scott Jones, Ben Hatherley and Tom Fowler with their race medals.

l Five GRC athletes took part in the Langtoft 10km with Tommy Williamson first of the quintet home in just over 43 minutes.

Sarah High finished in a season’s best despite the strong headwind in the first 3km.

Results: Tommy Williamson 43.06, Andrew Spencer 45.18, Mark Hillson 45.36, Sarah High 48.32, Lucy Roberts 52.21.

l Husband and wife Marc and Wendy Tremain elected to run the North Lincs Half-marathon at Scunthorpe.

Wendy was rewarded with a PB 2.16.02, an almost 15 minute improvement, whilst Marc recorded 1.53.43.

l Ian Brown produced a blistering performance to set a new best time of 20.24 in the Newark Parkrun to finish fifth in a field of nearly 200 runners.