On the 18th of September, three members of Grantham Running Club made the journey along with 1,200 runners to Lincoln, to take part in the first Lincoln City Half Marathon, organised by Curly’s Athletes, in partnership with Lincoln City Foundation.
Despite a last-minute change to the location of the finish line and event village, the half marathon was a great success with people turning up in large numbers to cheer on their friends and family taking part.
Flags celebrating the life of Queen Elizabeth II accompanied runners on Sunday and 2 minutes silence was held before the race started as a mark of respect, on the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral.
The race, which spanned streets across central and south Lincoln, had been postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and was welcomed by athletes of all experience levels, many raising money for charity.
Dean Riggall was first home in an outstanding time of 1:23:33, earning him a fantastic new PB, winning his age category and finishing in 14th place overall.
Next home was Robin Atter in 1:42:12 followed by Tracy Webb 2:24:21.
All three runners enjoyed the route and received a medal and a cake at the end of the race.