On Saturday 5th February Louise Kennedy donned the green and black vest to represent Grantham Running Club in a more exotic location than usual. The Benidorm 10k (and half-marathon) are run at sunset along a spectacular circuit by the sea closed roads. Accredited by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) the event is included in the official race calendar.
The route took in the most emblematic streets of Benidorm route as well as the town’s two main beaches, then a run-down Avenida del Mediterraneo to an uphill finish at the Town Hall. The race is known for its amazing crowd support and had 3 music points and ligyhts en route adding a party atmosphere.
Runners were treated to both pre and post-race goodie bags with official race t-shirt, vouchers, medal snacks (including tea bags) and 1kg of salt from the local sponsor of the event.
Louise clocked a brilliant personal best at 1:04.04, knocking 4 minutes off her previous Benidorm time. AS one of her favourite events, Louise has completed the race 4 times now.