ATHLETICS: Grantham runners all achieve PBs at Newark

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Grantham Athletic Club played a five-card trick at the Newark 5km Parkrun on Saturday with their quintet of runners all achieving personal best performances.

Ace in the pack was Naomi Collier who finished first lady and fifth runner overall in 20min 7sec.

Results. Newark – 5 Naomi Collier 20.07 (PB), 8 Paul Davidson 20.31 (PB), 27 Keith Measures 22.59 (PB), 37 Janice Anderson 24.18 (PB), 63 John Ellerby 26.41 (PB); Lincoln – 10 George Hatton 19.31.

On Tuesday, Keith Measures became a member of the 2,000-plus athletes who are taking part in The People’s Relay.

The 7,000km event is going round the UK’s coastline with athletes each running one of the 594 stages.

Keith joined fellow athletes Lucy Roberts and Sarah High on the 6.8-mile 563rd leg, Sandringham to Kings Lynn, on day 29.

l GranthamRunning Club’s Holly Durham completed a 69-mile ultra-marathon along the length of Hadrian’s Wall, starting in Carlisle in the morning and finishing on the Gateshead Millennium Bridge some 15½ hours later.

The route, which was far from easy, incorporated both on- and off-road sections, and is frequently tackled by runners over two days or as a relay.

l GRC’s Andrew MacAllister interrupted the family’s American summer break to finish 34th out of 648 in the Chicago Gospel 5km race, in a time of 24.09.

l Ten GRC members took part in the Newark Parkrun on Saturday.

Results: Robert Howbrook 21.10, Mark Wilson 21.59, Christopher Armstrong 22.02, Marc Tremain 23.38, Helen Brown 27.07, Gwenda Williams 28.27, Mark Hillson 28.28, Brendon Buckley 31.26, Julie Wilson 31.52, Nick Payne 40.42.