Grantham runners avail themselves well in Ashby 20

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Athletes from Grantham gave a good account of themselves in the Ashby 20-mile road race last Sunday.

Despite some testing weather conditions when the sleet turned to snow for the second half of the hilly event, Grantham Running Club’s Paul Rushoworth was first Grantham man home, some four minutes under his previous best for the course, followed by Arthur Short (Grantham Athletic Club).

Also setting their own personal best times for the distance were Catherine Payne and Sophie Stanley.

Results: Paul Rushworth (GRC) 2hr 15min 13sec pb, Arthur Short (GAC) 2.19.22, Ben Hatherley (GRC) 2.26.24, Andrew Pask (GRC) 2.29.28, Ben Mason (GRC) 2.31.01, Catherine Payne (GRC) 2.32.10 pb, Robert McArdle (GRC) 2.37.22, Gordon Geach (GRC) 2.41.58, Sophie Stanley (GAC) 2.48.56 pb, Lucy Roberts (GRC) 2.55.55, Keith Measures (GAC) 3.03.07, Philip Hall (GAC) 3.15.50.

Two members of Ropsley Road Runners also took part. Tony Johnson recorded 2.23.07 and Steven Thacker 2.49.26.