Grantham Running Club sent Ladies and Mens teams to Match 2 of the Lincolnshire Cross Country League at Belton House; many of whom had never run a cross country event before. On firm ground but with the weather closing in, Penny Hodges led the ladies team home with a 10th place finish in a time of 29:10. Pushing Penny all the way was team mate SJ Willis with 29:25 in 12th place. Completing the ladies team A was Ros Sadler with 37:56. Next to finish in front of the famous house was Justyna Gill 38:14, Victoria Dexter 41:13, Angela Carr 43:22, Belinda Baker 45:08 and CJ Walker 49:00. Caroline Davis tbc.
For the second time in two days Andrew Pask led home the GRC X/C team with time of 40:52 on the Belton course, he was closely followed by debutant Matt Williamson whose time of 41:15 was impressive for a man who had never run cross country before. Next back was Peter Bonner in 42:30 continuing his recent good form to give the club their best ever men’s team result. The B team were led in by Ben Mason coming home in 45:31 then Neil Emerson (47:43) closely followed by Marc Tremain (48:19). Nathan Walker’s time of 52:23 was good enough to grab fourth place in his age category. Paul Davis had to withdraw from the race due to a calf injury picked up at the National Relays the day before.