ATHLETICS: Stormin’ Norman hits 147

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ROPSLEY Road Runners veteran Norman Gosbee completed his 147th marathon on Saturday.

Competing in the age 60+ veteran category, Norman completed the Belvoir Challenge 26-mile mixed terrain event in 5hr 40min 50sec for 172nd place from 273 finishers.

 Stuart Sibcy was the sole entrant from Grantham Running Club to tackle the full 26 miles and completed the distance in 4.34.42 for 71st place.

Four members of Grantham Athletic Club took part in the shorter 15-mile event. Quickest was Keith Measures in 2.28.27, despite a painful fall at one of the many stiles.

The trio of Trudi Hanson, Julie Stewart and Mark Hillson ran together and finished in just over 2hr 38min, significantly faster than in previous years.