ATHLETICS: Grantham runners stretch their legs in Australia and Scotland

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Grantham Running Club’s John Blair was one of more than 1,600 who took part in the Port Nepean Twilight Run in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday.

Following 41 degree daytime temperatures, race night was a pleasant 24 degrees, with John completing the 7.7km course in a personal best 36min 37sec for 336th place overall.

l Grantham RC’s Stuart Sinclair contested the Lumphanan Detox 10km in Aberdeenshire on New Year’s Day.

Stuart ran a respectable race to finish 12th in a season’s best 39.07, his second fastest time for the distance.

Also running was Stuart’s mother Margaret who is in the third week of a gruelling 18-week training programme for the London Marathon. She ran her second fastest time for the distance, completing the multi-terrain course in 1.00.08.