Oundle New Year 10k returned to its usual slot in January 2022 after last
year's event being moved to the spring due to Covid. The route follows a scenic
and very undulating course along wide, country lanes in the villages
surrounding Oundle, including Cotterstock and Glapthorn. The 10k race
consisted of two laps of the course.
members of Grantham Running Club made the trip to Northamptonshire and first
through for the club was Gav Meadows in 41:09, a time he was very happy with on
the gently undulating course. Next was Nichola Webster in 57:42, a little
way off her PB but she was pleased to be working her way back to her
best. Rounding off the GRC representation was Louise Kennedy with a PB of
1:04:45, beating her race from the previous week by 5 minutes and improving on
her previous PB on the course set in 2018 by 2 minutes.
Finishers were rewarded with a bespoke medal, mince pies, Jaffa cakes, bourbon biscuits or haribos. The men’s 10k was won in 34:14 by Richard Gibbs of Skegness DRC. The first placed woman was Natasha Martin of Kettering Town Harriers in 38:25. There were 270 finishers in this race.