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 →

Lincolnshire Cross Country, Round 2

Sunday on Lincoln South Common was, as in most years on the day after Bonfire Night, misty and overcast at first, with a heavy dewfall and a seasonably chilly start. For the thirteen lucky Grantham Running Club participants in the second round of the Lincolnshire cross-country championships however, the weather was kind because it wasn’t... Continue Reading →

North Midlands Cross Country League Fixture 1

Grantham Running Club had teams in both the Women’s and the Men’s events at Markeaton Park in Derby last Saturday afternoon with team Captain Sarah High first home for the ladies closely followed by Caroline Davis and first timer Nicci Whittaker. In the men’s race first home was  Rob Howbrook with debutant Peter Jennings performing... Continue Reading →

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