John Fraser 10 mile Race, Leicester
Grantham Running Club's Lucy Worthington entered her first 10 mile race last Sunday in Leicestershire. It was a perfect cloudy day for this event with minimal wind and the odd light spattering of rain to help her along the looped course on rural roads, up and down hill with a particularly challenging up the hill for the last mile! The run ended with a sprint finish across a playing field to the chip timing mats. The best thing about your first race over any distance is you are guaranteed a personal best and Lucy's time of 92:24 set her up for next month's Peterborough half marathon.
Bullock Smithy 56 mile Fell Race
Grantham's Paul Rushoworth tackled this 56 mile challenge in the Peak District for the 21st time having completed it on 17 occasions, The event is one of the toughest on the UK Ultra distance championships as it includes over 7,000' of ascent and decent across the Dark and White peak Districts. This year the race was about coping with the heat as well as finding your way and, of course, stamina. Paul's experience and recent hard schedule prepared him well and he picked up fourth place in ten hours thirty six minutes. Foe more information on what it is like to run these sort of distances why not read his blog? http://rushirushworth.blogspot.co.uk/