Sunday, 11 September 2016

Great North Run




Eight members of Grantham Running club joined 41,000 other runners for this year's Great North Run. The world's largest half marathon which runs from Newcastle to South Shields was run in unusually warm conditions this year but that didn't stop the fast times from being posted. The race which was won by athletics legend Mo Farah, his third win in a row was supported by Lincolnshire's very own Red Arrows display team who provided the iconic photo opportunities for runners. First home for GRC was resident Chilean Jaime Garcia with a time of 1:44:34. Jamie who was invited by the organisers to represent his native country was treated to pre-race VIP treatment which included a chance meeting with Mr Farah himself. Liam Vincent was next across the finish line with a personal best 1:54:17 followed by Paul Durham with 2:00:40 who completed his charity challenge of running 10K every day for 50 consecutive days. Ruth Dunstan, returning to fitness was the first Grantham lady with a solid 2:08:29 followed by first timer Amy Saggers 2:16:24 and Michelle Allbones who ran an impressive 2:18:09, almost a 10min PB. Marc Tremain 2:22:54, then first timer Margaretta Murray 2:24:30 was next to receive their finisher medals.

Photo: Jaime GARC√ćA with Mo Farah, PB runner Liam Vincent and Margarerra Murray happy with her half marathon medal.






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