ATHLETICS: Sleaford Town Runners happy with half marathon

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Five Sleaford Town Runners were among more than 4,000 other competitors in the Ramathon Half Marathon at Derby.

Starting and finishings at the Ipro Stadium, it was really well organised and, although the conditions were a little too hot for running, everyone enjoyed the day and finished happy with their times.

Results: Al Whitaker 2hr 1min 50sec, Jayne MacArthur 2:04:29, Lou McCauley 2:11:58, Shaun Louth 2:48:53, Helen Barker 2:50:25.

Ten club members travelled to Woodhall Spa for the popular annual 10km race.

Results: Gary Hendrickson 39:16, Carl Winwood 42:36, Ana Hendrickson 48:58, Ingrid Williams 49:22, Emma Winter 1:01:01, Stanley Thornton 1:02:49, Libby Fincham 1:03:58, Joanne Calver 1:06:38, Louise Short 1:08:30, Rachel Pledge 1:19:00

Three members took part in the Trail Blazer Half Marathon at Clumber Park.

The route was well marked and marshalled over a wide range of terrain, going backwards and forwards and criss-crossing the south of the park.

Mark and his guide Adrian did fantastically well to cope with lots of awkward stretches, including an extreme 200 metres of fallen branches and tree trunks. Libby enjoyed her first trail half marathon.

Results: Mark Ellis 2:10:41, Libby Ward Fincham 2:33:24, Mike Folland 2:34:56

Emily Foran, Sarah Whatton and Shaun Louth travelled up to Edinburgh for the marathon weekend.

This scenic marathon route really looked at its best this year as the day was perfect, if not, almost too hot for marathon running. Luckily the sea breeze on the coastal road did its job of cooling the runners down.

Results: Emily Foran 3:09:22, Sarah Whatton 4:48:26, Shaun Louth 6:02:15.