Sunday, 16 October 2016

Spires & Steeples Trail Event

Four members of Grantham Running Club took part in the Spires and Steeples trail event on Sunday.  Opting for the 26 mile route (there is a 13 mile option) which started at Wickham Gardens in Lincoln, the race followed public footpaths and bridleways through the Lincolnshire countryside and several villages to the National Centre for Art and Design in Sleaford.  The start of the race coincided with the onset of heavy rain which persisted all morning resulting in the route being slippy and hazardous in some places - it was tough going and appalling underfoot across four recently ploughed fields in particular.  Despite the muddy, wet conditions and it being hard going Paul Davis was first back for the club in a great time of 3.51.  Sarah High finished in 4.37, followed by Caroline Davis in 4.56 and Nev Chamberlain in a time of 5.21.  Sarah Commented, "If you like trail events this is definitely one to do, despite the weather conditions and mud today I'll still enter again next year ".

Photo: Paul Davis

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