Ibiza Half Marathon

Three friends from Grantham Running Club made the journey to the sunny Island of Ibiza to race in the Santa Eulària Ibiza Marathon 22K. The race starts in the scenic town of Santa Gertrudis, at the highest point of the race and descends on an undulating route to sea level.  With its white houses and pedestrian... Continue Reading →

London Landmarks Half Marathon

On Sunday 7th April 2024, 15 members of Grantham Running Club lined up alongside nearly 19,000 runners to take part in the iconic London Landmarks Half Marathon. Organised by the baby charity Tommy’s, the fundraising event takes runners around the sights of central London and is the only half marathon to go through both the... Continue Reading →

Rutland Half Marathon

On Sunday 7th April, 4 Grantham Running Club athletes made the short hop down the A1 to Rutland Water to take part in the Rutland Spring Half Marathon. Conditions were gale-force winds, but at least they were dry and sunny (for the first time in around 6 months). The course itself started at Barnsdale Wood... Continue Reading →

North Lincs 10K & Half Marathon

Given the exceedingly wet winter that the region has endured it was hardly surprising that the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon, held on the last Sunday before the Spring equinox, would see incessant rain fall on the near 1500 strong field that included ten members of Grantham Running Club who made the journey to Quibell Park... Continue Reading →

Retford Half Marathon

Round 3 of the GRC Grand Prix took place at the Retford Half Marathon. On a rainy day, runners were left considering their life choices at the start but this was all forgotten as soon as the race got underway. Over a rolling course on closed roads, club organised races are becoming rare over this... Continue Reading →

Keyworth Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot Half Marathon is the traditional end point of Grantham Running Club’s racing year and this year 9 of the more 'seasoned' members toed the start line of this pre-Christmas tester. In an era of professional race organising companies, the race has a long and illustrious history of being well organised by volunteers... Continue Reading →

Ayia Napa Half Marathon

Life really was a beach for one GRC runner on the first weekend in December, specifically Nissi Beach, as Daniel Pearce travelled to Cyprus to race in the Ayia Napa Half Marathon. An international field of just over 100 runners took part in the event organised by Nireas Triathlon.An 8:00am start time was planned to... Continue Reading →

Great Eastern Run

On Sunday 15th October, 10 members of Grantham Running Club took part in the Great Eastern Run half marathon in Peterborough. Runners hoped this year would break the “curse” hanging over the event, with the race measuring short in 2022 and a security scare cancelling the event in 2019 (2020 and 2021 did not go... Continue Reading →

Thoresby Leaf Kick

The Thoresby Leaf Kick event was held on Sunday 15th October at Thoresby Hall on the edge of Sherwood Forest with a variety of distances on offer. The route for most distances was a 10k loop around the estate across a mix of trail, forest and tarmac with detours for the half and full marathons.  9... Continue Reading →

Manchester Half Marathon

With most of the Grantham Running Club crew heading to Peterborough for the Great Eastern Run, on a crisp Sunday morning Wayne Baxter made the early start to head north for the Manchester half marathon as the sole GRC representative. 16,000 runners were ready to tackle the relatively flat 13.1 miles which starts near old... Continue Reading →

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