Grim Reaper

Three brave A&D club runners took part in this year’s 40 mile Grim Reaper event at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire last weekend. Steve Hickman was first home for the club finishing 28th out of 96 in 8:36:02. It was Steve’s 99th marathon and we all wish him well for his 100th in the Isle of Wight marathon on 12th October. Amanda Bashford came 3rd in her category in a time of 9:14:13 followed by Helen Weeden in 10:02:38 (40 minutes faster than last year’s time). For both of these ladies, it was their third ultra marathon in 4 weeks! Plenty of rest required!

Also Chris Boyce finished 7th in the third of the Samphire Hoe 5k series in a time of 18:50 putting him in 3rd place overall for the series so far. The fourth and final event of the series comes at the end of August so good luck Chris!