|Sam and Jack|
Brothers Sam and Jack Dodwell represented Grantham Running Club at the 36th Windsor Half Marathon, which took place on Sunday 30th September. One of the country’s longest established races, the event is held in the iconic Windsor Great Park. The constantly undulating course features only one troubling hill near the end of the race and has one of the longest and most visually stunning finishing straights in road racing along The Long Walk with Windsor Castle in full view beyond the finish line.
It was Sam’s first attempt at a half marathon although, somewhat unusually, he has previously completed the London Marathon. He finished in a highly respectable 1:54:32, finding the scenic course a pleasure to run around.
Jack was eager to better his previous half marathon best of 1:38:36, set at the Rock and Roll Liverpool Half Marathon back in May. The hard work he has put in to his recent training paid dividends as he crossed the finish line with a near two minute PB of 1:36:49. After the race the brothers paid tribute to the great crowd support, who were cheering on members of Grantham Running Club from as far away as the outskirts of London.