A dozen athletes from Grantham Running Club took part in the 25th anniversary race in the Leicestershire Countryside on Sunday, although it is normally regarded by many as the last warm-up race before the London Marathon changes in the athletics calendar meant that it could only be used as a training run by those hoping to do the 26.2 miles in the next few weeks. First home Paul Rushworth eased back a full five and a half minutes from his 2013 pace. Ben Hatherley was almost back to his old form after an ankle injury as second GRC runner to finish followed by Andrew Pask enjoying one of his easier runs after throttling back for the first ten miles. The ladies section was led home by Holly Durham standing in at the last minute for her sister Penny, who had to withdraw with a knee injury, closely follow by Abi Schofield who became the first GRC runner to top the UKA rankings as the fastest U23 in the country this year at 20 miles. Catherine Payne distance completed the ladies team who were runners-up in the team event behind Bedford Harriers. Here are some of the runners after the finish (Left to Right) Catherine Payne, Ben Hatherley, Robert McArdle, Paul Rushworth, Ben Mason, Andrew Pask, Scott Jones and Holly Durham

PositionNameTimeGenderWMA
112Paul Rushworth 02:20:51Male67.22%
156Ben Hatherley 02:26:35Male64.19%
203Andrew Pask 02:31:08Male61.68%
216Holly Durham 02:32:31Female67.20%
222Abi Schofield 02:33:14Female66.68%
239Ben Mason 02:35:13Male60.35%
261Scott Jones 02:37:30Male60.57%
268Catherine Payne 02:37:44Female73.58%
297Robert Mcardle 02:40:07Male67.72%
404Nick Payne 02:46:39Male56.21%
537Andrew Spencer 02:56:33Male59.79%
572Gordon Geach 02:59:10Male59.44%