Queens Platinum Jubilee 10k RAF Waddington

Thursday 7th April provided an unusual mid week lunchtime start for almost 100 runners taking part in the race to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The event was split into 5k and 10k categories, with a well marshalled course starting from the playing field and passing a Vulcan XM607 before heading out onto the roads around the RAF Station.

Daniel Pearce was running for the first time in the green and black of Grantham Running Club, and ran 2 laps to complete the 10k distance in a time of 42:32. This led to a top 5 finish and took 1 minute 16 off his previous best set during a very wet Lincoln 10k last October.

Having been a non-runner prior to the lockdown in March 2020, it has been a couple of years of rapid improvement, and despite having to personally put the hard work in to earn the reward, it has only been possible with wonderful support from fellow runners and GRC members, proving to be a very welcoming community.

A massive thanks goes to Stefan Latter for being so encouraging and helpful. Hopefully the efforts in this run did the GRC proud.

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