Thursday, 18 January 2018
Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships
Several members of Grantham Running Club took part in the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships which took place on Sunday 7th January at Castle Dyke Equestrian Centre near Boston. Although a flat course it was chilly and blustery with the teams up against 'real' cross country conditions - plenty of mud and a water crossing which the ladies had to cross three times and the men four. For some there was also the bonus of receiving an electric shock as they attempted to remain upright in the mud and grabbed hold of the nearest thing - an electric fence!
Despite the conditions Peter Bonner put in a strong performance to be the first GRC man home in 48.12, closely followed by Matthew Williamson. Chris Toon, Marc Tremain and Andrew MacAllister all ran a good race with the team finishing 9th overall.
For the ladies there were two teams entered. For the first team Holly Durham finished 11th overall in 31.08, followed by sister Penny in 18th (33:16) and Sarah High (34:16). They placed 3rd overall in the veteran ladies competition. The second team were led home by Andrea Ward in a time of 34.47, followed by Justyna Gill and, in her very first cross country event for the club, Lucinda Gamble.