Several members of Grantham Running Club took part in the Clumber Park 10km Trail Race on Sunday. The race promised a friendly run with a 2km race for kids beforehand around the scenic National Trust parkland.
Chris Limmer was hoping a for a time of 38 minutes after strong showings in the weekly 5km parkruns recently and he set off within sight of the leading pack. In 3rd place at 3km he faded during the middle of the race as the undulations and high pollen count began to cause his pace to slow slightly. Over the final couple of kilometres though he did manage to push on to the finish nicking 5th place in the process. With a time of 37:10 he was really pleased with the time and position.
Also having fantastic runs were some of the GRC women who took on the undulating course in the Nottinghamshire countryside. First home was Lucy Hardstaff in 53:22 who was really pleased to be within a minute of her PB despite limited training over the past few weeks.
Following behind were two GRC members who supported each other and ran together throughout. Tracy Webb took over 2minutes off her previous best for the distance and Kate Marshall took a massive 3mins and 30 seconds off her previous 10km best. They crossed the line almost simultaneously with times of 61:53 and 61:54. All four members felt the friendly atmosphere and scenic course made it one to go back to in the future.