The final fixture of the Lincolnshire Cross Country League took place last Sunday at Witham Way Country Park in Boston. The unseasonably mild, sunny weather conditions were a pleasant change from some of the conditions at previous fixtures and made for an enjoyable morning.
The men were first up in a 4 lap, 10K race over a pretty flat, dry but technically challenging course with testing cross gradients. Rob Howbrook, acquitting himself well with an impressive run, finished first for GRC and in 20th position overall. Also finishing strongly for the club was experienced cross country and ultra runner Andrew MacAllister. He was followed by Paul Davis, who put in a dogged performance to bring the team home.
For the GRC ladies, Rachel Hamilton, in only her second cross country appearance for the club, had a perfectly paced race which earned her the position of first female Vet and 7th overall. Caroline Davis, who had another strong race, was next to finish for GRC in 12th place overall and first in the FV50 age category. Michelle Parczuk put in a great effort to finish close behind coming in in 13th position and second in her age group. GRC's Ladies Captain, Sarah High, brought the team home finishing first in the FV55 category and in 14th place overall.