ATHLETICS: Local club members run London Marathon

Grantham Athletic Club's Ben Mason, Paul Rushworth and Ben Hatherley.
Grantham Athletic Club's Ben Mason, Paul Rushworth and Ben Hatherley.
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THREE Grantham Athletic Club members joined more than 35,000 runners in the London Marathon on Sunday.

The trio of Grantham representatives trained hard over the winter months and were rewarded with fast times. Paul Rushworth was first to arrive on the Mall in a time of 3hr 5min 40sec, followed by Ben Hatherley in 3:31:12 and Ben Mason with a strong finish in 3:45:21.

Pictured from left are Ben Mason, Paul Rushworth and Ben Hatherley.

l Four members of Ropsley Road Runners took part in the London Marathon.

Norman Gosbee celebrated his 61st birthday by completing his 148th marathon, finishing 277th out of almost 16,000 runners in his age category.

Results: Tony Johnson 3:01:26 (1,322nd overall), Martin Neal 3:56.32, Nigel McDermott 4:10:56, Norman Gosbee 4:42.50