Rauceby Ripper

On Saturday 3rd February 9 GRC'ers headed over to Rauceby to take part in the Rauceby Ripper, a mixed terrain 9 mile race. Hosted by Sleaford Town Runners the event is very popular, selling out within 3 hours. First across the line for GRC was Peter Bonner who credits this race as a firm favourite... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

North Midlands XC – Wickstead Park

On a lovely sunny afternoon prior to the recent cold spell, fourteen members of GRC ventured to Wickstead Park in Kettering, the setting for the second fixture of the North Midlands Cross Country League. The course conditions were favourable being relatively firm underfoot and fairly mud free although it was undulating in places. The GRC... Continue Reading →

English National Cross Country Relays

Berry Hill Park, Mansfield was the venue for the prestigious English National Cross Country relays, which took place on 4th November, and as cross country events go it had it all: mud, rain, cold wind and just enough incline along the course to make your thighs burn and your eyes weep. Grantham Running Club entered... Continue Reading →

North Midlands League Cross Country

The Cross Country season has kicked off with several members of Grantham Running Club heading to Markeaton Park in Derby last weekend for the first fixture of the North Midlands Cross Country League. The sunny weather conditions were a pleasant change from the heavy rain of the previous day, although the course was 'gloriously sloppy,... Continue Reading →

Belvoir Half Marathon and 10K

On the overcast morning of the 2nd September 2023, a few intrepid members of the Grantham Running Club arrived at Belvoir Castle for the inaugural running of the half marathon and 10K. The race route was initially advertised to take in the castle grounds and the surrounding lanes but was changed at the last minute... Continue Reading →

Cross Country Championships – Biscathorpe

Grantham Running Club fielded two strong teams for the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships held at Biscathorpe at the weekend.  The course is known for its numerous river crossings where runners can end up in water up to their waists and it's not unusual for shoes to be lost! First up was the men's race which... Continue Reading →

Louth and Heanor Cross Country

Last weekend saw members of GRC participating at not just one, but two cross country fixtures. First up on Saturday was the third round of the North Midlands XC League which took place at Shipley Park in Heanor. Always a favourite, this 'proper' cross country course offers a bit of everything - parkland, track, fields,... Continue Reading →

North Midlands Cross Country League, Match 2

West Glebe Park in Corby was the venue for the second North Midlands Cross Country League fixture. On an unseasonably mild, sunny afternoon GRC was represented by a ladies' and a men's team. The men's 10K race was first which demanded the completion of one small lap followed by three large laps of a course... Continue Reading →

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