Ian Williams of Grantham Running Club finished a fine fourth at the second race of the Leicester 5K Winter Series, held on Wednesday 5th December at Victoria Park in Leicester.
On a twisty two lap course and despite having a relatively lonely race, Ian clocked a superb 17:38, which establishes his 5K PB and is three seconds quicker than his parkrun best. It also ranks him #2 for GRC over the distance in 2018 and, so long as Ian runs well at the forthcoming Gloucester 10 Mile Road Race on December 30th, should see him finish well up in the overall standings for the club’s Men’s Champion - a fine achievement for someone who only joined the club in October.
The race was won by Joe Dugdale of Cumberland Fell Runners, smashing the old course record with a fine 16:19. There were 88 finishers.