Eight members of GRC took the trip down the A1 to Ferry Meadows for the final race of the Peterborough 5k GP Series. With temperatures being at least 10 degrees cooler than the previous races, runners took to the start line hoping to make use of this in search of a PB. Starting at the visitor centre, runners took a clockwise loop around the lakes before finishing just nearby the Lakeside café.
First back for GRC was Sam Dodwell in 18:44, a 26 second PB and the first time he has gone under 19 minutes. Closely following was Peter Bonner in 19:26 which matched his season best time and was his fastest time of the series. Next in was Richard Payne in 19:45 in a amazing return to form, improving by 2 minutes throughout the series. Robert Howbrook was next in (20:29) which was also his fastest time of the series and Robert was the only GRC runner to compete in all 5 races.
Naomi Rivers was the first lady back for GRC, recording a time of 23:58 even with a shoelace malfunction where she lost around 30secs but still came away with a season’s best, completing a brilliant series where she got faster with every race. Closely following behind was Sylv Hull in 24:26 which was a 3 second PB from Nottingham Winter 5k back in 2021. She was also pleased to improve with each race. Zoe Wragg was next in recording a time of 26:08 capping off a great race series for herself where she has come away with a shiny new PB set in race 3. Rounding off the GRC representation was Julia Hallam who recorded a time of 31:12 which is a season best for her from the Newstead Abbey 5k.
All runners who competed in a least 3 or more races, took away a commemorative mug for the efforts.
A special mention to Eye Community Runners, Stamford Striders, Nene Valley Harriers, Werrington Jogger & Bushfield Joggers for hosting the events throughout the series.