Sunday, 16 September 2018

Reach Mansfield 10k

Grant, Caroline and Paul

Sunday 16th September saw three members of Grantham Running Club make the journey to Nottinghamshire to take part in the prestigious Mansfield 10k. Grant Davies, Caroline Davis and Paul Davis joined over six hundred other competitors to take on the undulating two lap course that passes some of the picturesque towns most iconic landmarks. The race took place in mild but increasingly blustery conditions that would hamper attempts to achieve personal best times.

From the start it was Grant that set a cracking pace near to the front of the field passing through the market place to start lap 2 in 11th position. A solid second lap saw him make up another place to finish in 10th position overall in a great time of 37:34.

Using the race as a taper run for next weeks Loch Ness marathon, Caroline was aiming to finish in around 50 mins. Paul decided to enter the race that morning to help pace her run. The pair kept a steady pace throughout the race and finished in 50:28 and 50:29 respectively.

After the race Grant remarked "I thought the course was fairly flat but we were straight into a hill after the first bend! And as for the wind.......! But given the conditions and the lumpy course I'm very pleased with my time today".

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