Boston Half and Full Marathon

On bank holiday Monday 18th April, 22 members of GRC took the trip along the A52 to Boston where twenty took on the Half Marathon and two ran the full Marathon.

Both races started in the Market Place with the race taking runners east through Freiston and then to Butterwick where the route splits with the Half marathoners heading back home going through Fishtoft and finishing at Boston College. The marathoners headed up to Old Leake before heading back towards Boston and re-joining the Half Marathon route back at Butterwick.  

First back for GRC was Sam Dodwell clocking 1:31:07 which was a 4:33 PB. Following closely behind was Robin Atter in 1:32:58 which was a 34 seconds PB. First lady home for GRC was Willow Stacey 1:43:47 which knocked a massive 17:33 of her previous
PB. Following Willow was Kirsty Dickens 1:44:09 clocking an impressive 3:15 PB.

GRC had three members of 2021’s Beginners program, with two taking the next step and running their first Half Marathon. Under the tutelage of coach Chris Limmer who had given them all training plans to help them prepare for the race and spent his race supporting them all throughout the race. The three members were: Marj Spendlow 1:57:40, Chloe Amos 2:27:43 (23:45 PB) & Holly Wragg 2:28:19.

Other mentionable PBs:

Fraser Marshall 1:58:05 (3:56 PB)

Louise Kennedy 2:22:21 (10:19 PB)

For the Full Marathon, 2 members took on the 26.2mile race with Robert McArdle clocking 3:44:08 and Caroline Davis following behind with a time of 3:54:13.

Full GRC results:

Sam Dodwell – 1:31:07

Robin Atter – 1:32:58

Darren Coats – 1:38:08

Gav Meadows – 1:38:18

Willow Stacey – 1:43:57

Kirsty Dickens – 1:44:09

Martin Rodell – 1:51:08

Anthony Boyle – 1:51:28

Chris Limmer – 1:57:37

Marj Spendlow – 1:57:40

Fraser Marshall – 1:59:05

Mark Rice – 2:04:22

Mark Edwards – 2:08:02

Sylv Hull – 2:13:40

Andrew Bawden – 2:13:45

Kate Marshall – 2:15:36

Emma Hopkinson – 2:20:26

Louise Kennedy – 2:22:21

Chloe Amos – 2:27:43

Holly Wragg – 2:28:19

Tracy Webb – 2:35:34


Robert McArdle – 3:44:08

Caroline Davis – 3:54:13

Everyone was extremely impressed with the excellent organisation of the race with friendly marshals and fantastic local support and a rather unique race t-shirt for finishers. The Half Marathon was won by Simon Birch of Hinckle Running Club (1:09:03) and first female Lindsay Skinner of Off That Couch Fitness (1:19:35)

The Marathon was won by William Strangeway of Lincoln Wellington AC (2:25:11) and first female Natasha White (2:59:07)

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