Sunday, 19 September 2021

Rutland Half Marathon

7th place and 1:28:28 on debut!

 Grantham College Student Alex Curtis made a stunning race debut in the Multi-Terrain Rutland Half Marathon last Sunday. Following his first ever timed run which was the Belton parkrun the previous weekend Alex was able to put together a race plan that catapulted him into the top 5% of half marathoners in 2021 on a pretty tough Course. 

Since moving to college in Grantham the Werrington runner has been training with Grantham Running Club and is confident that a flat road race later this month will see a further improvement. Without a firm foundation to work out a race strategy Alex started at a conservative 4:18 per kilometre after the initial jostling for position at the stat of the run and was able to accelerate in the final hilly 5k to bring his average splits down to 4:12/k to finish in 7th place in 1:28:28.

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