K42 Adventure Marathon
Grantham Running Club’s Paul Rushworth (picture enclosed) continued his running tour through South America with this mountain epic in Chile last Saturday. In a straight climb of over 7,200’ to the summit Paul had to cope with his fingers swelling as well as the lower oxygen levels at altitude. Despite this he finished in 28th place in the full marathon in a time of 4:49:38
East Coast Classic 10k
This coastal race along the seafront at Mablethorpe attracted GRC runners Catherine Payne and Robert McArdle. Catherine was rewarded for her trip to the coast with a personal best of 42:40 and first prize in her age category with Robert McArdle claiming a season’s best of 45:28
Newark parkrun #68,
Grantham Running Club had the first male and female finishers at Newark parkrun #68 on Saturday 13th September. As part of an 18 mile long training run, GRC's Matthew Kingston-Lee worked his way to the front of the field approximately five minutes into the five km timed run. He pulled away to come home in 17:58, six seconds outside his course PB and 40 seconds ahead of the second placed finisher. Finishing first lady, Penny Hodges bettered her old PB set in August by three seconds, clocking 22:23. Further down the field, Louise and Nick Payne made a family occasion of it with their daughter coming home well outside their bests in 38:00 and 38:01 respectively.
Kings Lynn parkrun event #157
Warren Stark of GRC set a new fastest time for this distance with his first visit to the Kings Lynn event with a time of 21:12