Pictured left to right: Holly Durham, Tracy Webb, Stuart Reader, Nev Chamberlain
Four members of Grantham Running Club took part in the 10 mile road race that is a feature of the annual Heckington Show. Lining up at the start in the main show arena Tracy Webb, Holly Durham, Stuart Reader and Nev Chamberlain were all relieved that the high temperatures of the past days had dropped to a more bearable level although the weather would still play it's part in the race.
From the showground the course heads out for two laps of village streets and fen roads. It was out on the exposed fen that the weather played it's part with winds gusting to 40mph making miles 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 particularly hard work.
With Nev being the only one to have ran this or indeed any 10 mile race before it was hard to judge what if any effect this had on overall times but maintaining a consistent pace was certainly energy sapping.
First of the quartet home and 5th female overall was Holly in 1:10:38 followed by Stuart 1:17:05, Nev 1:22:18 and Tracy 1:43:45. Talking afterwards all commented on how the start and finish being in the main show arena with support from both the public and the marshals and it being part of a larger event all helped make for an enjoyable race and one they hope to return to next year.