Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners get in plenty of runs before winter begins

Glenda Jackson was forced to finish the Manchester Marathon early because of injury.

Glenda Jackson was forced to finish the Manchester Marathon early because of injury. - Credit: GFDR

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners continue to make the most of the opportunities presented to them before winter closes in.

James Bosher took the win at the Tiptree 10 in a time of 56 minutes 56 seconds while Ashwin Shah was at the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon, coming home in 1:36:48.

Gillian and Richard Robertson both took part in Royal Park Half Marathon, finishing in 1:47:09 and 1:49:34 respectively, while Heidi Shubrook took on another Spartan race Super Pippingford and completed it in 2:19:36.

Heidi Hibbett and Andy Owen took part in the Silverstone Half with times of 2:20:44 and 1:47:42.

Louise Garrett of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners completed her first official marathon at Manchester.

Louise Garrett of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners completed her first official marathon at Manchester. - Credit: GFDR

A number of GFDRs also took on the Manchester Marathon in temperatures hotter than usual for the time of year.

Luca Predebon (3:23:14), Kevin Marshall (3:25:38), Ben Rayner (3:56:07) and Jason Bepey (3:56:12) were among the finishers although Glenda Jackson, who despite starting well, had to abort her efforts at the 19-mile mark because of injury.

One other finisher though was Louise Garrett completed her first official marathon in 5:33:58.

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