ATHLETICS: Grantham AC’s Allen notches PB whilst raising cash for charity

Ben Allen in full flow at the Great North Run.
Ben Allen in full flow at the Great North Run.
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Grantham Athletic Club’s Ben Allen took part in the Great North Run last week.

Ben was running and raising money for the Stroke Association but notched up a personal best time of 1hr 27min 25sec in the process. His effort put him in the top one per cent, finishing 514th from the 54,000 strong field in the popular half-marathon.

John Ellerby took part in the unique Bath Two Tunnels Half-maarathon at the weekend.

The trail race took in not only some of Bath’s most famous landmarks, it also included two disussed railway tunnels totalling more than 2km in length underground. He finished 170th out of the 420 finishers in a time of 2.08.36.

The club’s parkrunners were in action at six locations on Saturday morning. It was their ladies’ section that were on top form again, with Naomi Collier and Dona Hall both setting PBs for the third consecutive week.

Results: Cannons Hill – 13 Naomi Collier 18.35; Newark – 17 Keith Measures 23.33; Lincoln – 113 Richard Hall 25.40, 212 Dona Hall 33.12; Colwick – 21 Tony Madge 20.14; Mansfield – 6 Dean Houlton 18.39; Fell Foot – 15 Paul Davidson 21.28, 48 Janice Anderson 24.42.