Lincolnshire Cross Country Championship

Once again, the highlight of the local cross-country season, the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championship took place on Saturday 7th January.With little time to dust oneself down from the excesses of the festive season, it was straight into what can only be described as one of the most interesting, intense, and downright toughest events of the year!... Continue Reading →

GRC Awards Night – save the date

A heads up to save the date for the annual GRC presentation evening on the 3rd February. This is a great night where the club comes together to celebrate member's achievements over the year and take a light-hearted look at the highs and lows of this running malarkey. Be warned, there will be a slide... Continue Reading →

Piers Pye-Watson – October 2023

Runner Up I distinctly remember having a conversation with this athlete in early March at the Holme Pierrepont Notts 10-mile race in which she stated then the ‘dream’ would be a sub-2-hour half…The Heckington 10 miler prehaps starting to give thoughts that the ‘dream’ could be achieved. Well, dear Friends - Dreams do come true…... Continue Reading →

North Midlands xcountry league fixture 3

Prior to Christmas several hardy members of Grantham Running Club took part in fixture 3 of the North Midlands XC League at Shipley Park in Heanor. Run around parkland with a few hilly sections and a short stretch through woodland, the event was a proper cross country experience. Along with the very cold and frosty... Continue Reading →

Cleethorpes New Year’s Day 10K

One member of Grantham Running club made the trip over to the seaside town of Cleethorpes for the New Year’s Day event put on by Cleethorpes AC.  Rick Dobbs was running for the third time at his home town event. The course is flat, fast but exposed to the elements in a few places.  The... Continue Reading →

Christmas Lights Run

We had an absolutely brilliant turnout to the annual Christmas Lights run this year, with around 80 members showing up in all manner of outfits. Run leaders then had the daunting task of safely shepherding the flock around the best light displays Grantham had to offer before finishing at Grantham Tennis Club for social drinks and... Continue Reading →

Keyworth Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot Half Marathon is the traditional end point of Grantham Running Club’s racing year and this year 9 of the more 'seasoned' members toed the start line of this pre-Christmas tester. In an era of professional race organising companies, the race has a long and illustrious history of being well organised by volunteers... Continue Reading →

Christmas Events

We've got a bunch of social events happening over the Christmas period, starting with the Christmas party on the 16th. Then we have the Christmas Lights Run, on Thursday 21st Dec. This is a gentle run of roughly 7k, with plenty of stops along the way to admire the light displays around town, and so... Continue Reading →

Ayia Napa Half Marathon

Life really was a beach for one GRC runner on the first weekend in December, specifically Nissi Beach, as Daniel Pearce travelled to Cyprus to race in the Ayia Napa Half Marathon. An international field of just over 100 runners took part in the event organised by Nireas Triathlon.An 8:00am start time was planned to... Continue Reading →

2023 Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Marathon

With a growing reputation as one of the fastest Marathons in the world, it’s a wonder that only one member of Grantham Running Club escaped the bitter frost and snow to run the 2023 Valencia Marathon on Sunday 3rd December.Samuel Jepson thankfully didn’t make the trip alone with chief logistical support Andrew Pask alongside for the... Continue Reading →

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