ATHLETICS: Grantham College student Jake selected for London

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A student from Grantham College has been selected to run in the London Mini Marathon next month.

Jake Richardson will represent the East Midlands in the three-mile sister event to the main London Marathon on April 13.

He qualified for the race for 11 to 17-year-olds after completing trials at Loughborough where he had to finish in the top six. There were 20 runners in his qualifying race and he managed a creditable fifth place.

l Four out of the six Grantham Athletic Club runners that competed in Parkruns last weekend reduced their personal bets over the 5km distance.

Keith Measures reduced his by a massive 30 seconds, Adam Madge knocked 22 seconds off his, while Saskia Hunt and Janice Anderson cut theirs by 12 and four seconds respectfully.

Results: Newark – 12 Paul Davidson 20min 48sec, 25 Keith Measures 23.32, 41 Janice Anderson 25.39; Lincoln – 5 Adam Madge 17.52; Peterborough – 21 Aaron Hunt 20.50, 68 Saskia Hunt 24.04.