On Sunday 13th May, four members of Grantham Running Club made the short trip across the Vale of Belvoir to Long Clawson for the annual Long Clawson 10K cross country race. The route was a testing one, taking in fields, pock marked by cow hoofs, farm tracks rutted by tractors, bluebell lined woodland trails and a number of slippery stiles.
The morning started slightly overcast, but on cue the sun came out almost as soon as the race started. A long slow climb from the start, put paid to any thoughts of a fast time. But the climb brought its own rewards with some of the best views over the Vale that you are ever likely to see. The finishers were greeted by a supportive crowd at the Village Hall, for which the race raised a very creditable £3500.
Stuart Reader 55:16
Simon Smith 56:29
Brendon Buckley 1:16:39
Yvonne Buckley 1:21:36