Sunday, 27 November 2016


Showing off the race hoodies

On the morning of Sunday 27th November, seven members of GRC lined up with almost 2,000 others to run a10km course around East Midlands Airport. With the airport being fully closed for maintenance, an occurrence that only happens once every twenty years or so, this was certainly a unique opportunity. Due to the time of year the weather was expectedly chilly, but luckily also sunny and dry. This, coupled with a surprisingly light breeze for the location, made for fairly optimum running conditions.
Martin's medal
The course started and finished in front of the departures hall and took in some of the restricted areas of the airport grounds that members of the public do not usually see. The course included a trip around the Fire Station and some of the private and commercial hangars, including a hangar containing  a Spitfire on display for the race.
First over the line for the club was Martin Carter with a time of 48:52 and a new PB, followed by Sinead Mcdonnell just outside her own PB with a time of 50:19. Third home was Sue Swann in 58:54. Angela Carr was next over the line, also with a PB time of 1:00:26 and Justyna Gill came in at 1:06:16. Yvette Taylor came in at 1:08:43 with a new pb and CJ Walker also achieved a new pb of 1:12:21.

All involved found the race to be well organised with a great atmosphere

(Member of the month in red)

Position    Time    Name
Grading AG Ranking

399    48:52 Martin Carter
55.84%    N/A
478    50:19 Sinead McDonnell FV40
63.60%    N/A
1071    58:54 Sue Swann
57.63%    N/A
1177 1:00:26 Angela Carr
58.30%    N/A
1471 1:06:16 Justyna Gill
47.93%    N/A
1557 1:08:43 Yvette Taylor
46.57%    N/A
1647 1:12:21 Carole Walker
43.32%    N/A

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