|Tracy, Dean and Claire|
On Sunday 18th November four members of Grantham Running Club took park in the inaugural Peterborough 10-mile race at Ferry Meadows in Nene Park. Organised by Living Sport, all proceeds from the race go towards the work they do to improve the health and wellbeing in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire through participation in sport and physical activity.
Under blue skies and ideal temperatures of around 10 degrees, 342 runners set off at 10am. The multi terrain race took runners on a predominantly flat, fast course on a loop around the lakes, woodland, and paths around Ferry Meadows, some of which would be familiar to those who take part in the Peterborough parkrun.
Dean Riggall, substituting for his wife Julie, who unfortunately couldn’t run due to illness, was the first GRC runner home in an excellent 1:07:41 claiming fifteenth place overall and seventh out of sixty in his age category.
Maxine Noble was next to finish with another impressive run, clocking 1:22:32. She finished 107th overall and claimed first place in her age category. Maxine commented on the lovely scenic route but could have done with a bar of chocolate in the goodie bag at the end!
Next in was Tracy Webb, who ran well to clock 1:37:59, finishing 252nd overall and thirteenth in her age category.
Claire Fritz was the fourth finisher home for GRC. Taking part in her first 10-mile race and unfortunately suffering from an injury, she fell just shy of her hopes to break two hours, clocking 2:03:48 to finish 330th and 59th in her age category. Claire commented she hoped for better at the upcoming Derby 10 mile road race but certainly enjoyed the stunning scenery of Ferry Meadows & Nene Valley and will be booking this one again.