Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sleaford Half Marathon




GRC perform well despite tough conditions at Sleaford Half

Grantham Running Club members took part in the Sleaford Half
Marathon at RAF Cranwell on Sunday as they continued their spring marathon
preparations. The 13.1 mile course was a tough test in windy conditions with a
challenging 2 mile off-road section to keep the athletes on their toes.

First home for GRC was the incredible, 57 year old Rob Howbrook (pictured) who improved on last years performance by nearly a minute, breaking the 90 minute barrier finishing in 1:29:47. Placed 53rd overall & 2nd in his age category.
Rob continues to amaze fellow club members with his performances regularly in the 80% bracket of the WMA grading system (national standard) and despite his advanced age remains one of the quickest athletes in the club over a variety of
distances.

Second over the line was Gavin Meadows finishing 62nd overall in a time of 1:31:28 narrowly missing out on a personal best. Gavin said 'I was also hoping to keep up with Rob in this race but his cross-country experience really showed in the off-road section - he was gone!'

Other GRC athletes were: Paul Rushworth 1:34:51, Holly Durham 1:35:54 (5th
fastest lady), Paul Davis 1:36:41, Neil Emerson 1:49:10
Photo: Rob Howbrook

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