The final races in the inaugural Mallory Park Winter Race Series took place on Sunday 26th January and there was Grantham Running Club representation in the 1 mile, 5K, and 10K events that took place on the Leicestershire motor racing circuit.
|Flash crosses the line|
In the ‘Fast Mile’ race Joaquim Jeronimo sped to the finish line in
|Peter ran all 3 races|
Both GRC runners were back competing in the 5K. Joaquim finished eleventh overall in 18:43 with Peter Bonner finishing fifteenth in 20:06. Although not credited at the time, Joaquim was retrospectively awarded the 5K Series prize for his efforts in the three events. Behind Peter, Stuart Baty ran well to clock 24:03 – just seven seconds outside his 2019 best in his first 5K race outing of the year – and Simon Hartley ran a similarly strong race to clock 32:51, twenty three seconds outside his 5K PB set last June. The 5K race was won by Jonathan Peters of Race Rapid in 16:10 with Hannah Oldroyd backing up her mile victory by winning the 5K too in 18:06.
‘Flash’ opted not to run the 10K but there was no stopping Peter Bonner who capped a good morning’s work with a 43:39 clocking in the 10K race which saw him finish twentieth overall. Robert Braker improved on his Oundle 10K performance by over two minutes with 54:02. His wife Julie Braker was a few seconds down on her Oundle time with 55:36. Both won their respective age categories by dint of being the only entrants!
The 10K race was won by Ashley Hurdman of Burton AC in 32:02 with Charlotte Buck the winning woman in 41:42.