ATHLETICS: Half marathons are distance of choice for Sleaford Town Runners

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A seven-strong team of Sleaford Town Runners headed to Grantham for the Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon last Sunday.

Emily Foran showed her marathon training is going very well by being the first lady finisher, winning the race in 1hr 26min 10sec.

Other finishing times. Tracy Parr 2.00.09, Lee Walters 2.01.32, Alistair Whitaker 2.06.39, Jayne MacArthur 2.06.38, Shaun Louth 2.38.41, Helen Barker 2.48.04.

The previous Sunday, Shaun Louth and Libby Ward-Fincham took part in the Longhorn running festival at Thoresby Hall, Notts.

The pair elected to run the multi-terrain half marathon which was two laps of a 6.5-mile loop around the Thoresby Hall estate. The loop was a scenic one which ran through woodland areas on tracks, trails and some old roads. Also on every lap there were two water and feed stations with toilets as well.

Libby finished her first ever half marathon in 2.50.45 and Shaun followed up in 2.51.54.