ATHLETICS: Grantham runner Rushworth competes in New Zealand marathon

Paul Rushworth with some words of wisdom.
Paul Rushworth with some words of wisdom.

Grantham Running Club’s Paul Rushworth completed the Southland Festival of Running’s Marathon in New Zealand on Sunday.

Paul, who is trying to run on every continent he visits as part of a year abroad, completed the 26.2-mile course in 3hr 27min 44sec, romping home in sixth place.

The race left Riverton in New Zealand’s deep south bound for Invercargill. The course was undulating but pretty forgiving and without any serious hills, just the occasional undulation.

Paul said: “In reality I had a tough marathon but no tougher than anyone else’s.”