ATHLETICS: Grantham runners ‘rip’ it up at Rauceby

Pictured from left are Grantham RC's  Paul Davis, Gavin Meadows, Caroline Davis and Peter Bonner.
Pictured from left are Grantham RC's Paul Davis, Gavin Meadows, Caroline Davis and Peter Bonner.

Five members of Grantham Running Club made a short trip on Saturday to take part in the Rauceby Ripper.

The 8.5-mile mixed terrain race started and finished near the village hall and took in various tracks, trails and fields on nearby farmland. The course offered a different type of challenge to most races and was definitely suited to cross country specialists and anyone who does not mind getting very muddy.

First to cross the finish line for GRC was Gav Meadows in a time of 1hr 2min 55sec for 15th position overall, improving on his 2016 performance by almost five minutes.

Gav was closely followed by Peter Bonner in a time of 1:03:49 (20th), also improving on last year’s time, a remarkable performance and really highlighted Peter’s talent for off-road and cross country races.

Other results: Paul Davis 1:04:55 (23rd), Caroline Davis 1:22:27 (119th after also completing Belton House Parkrun that morning), Andy Barradell 1:43:05 (196th).