GRC perform well despite tough conditions at Sleaford HalfPhoto: Rob Howbrook
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
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