Liam loses out on the line

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BOSTON Grammar School representatives competed in the first of this season’s Fenland Schools Cross-country League matches at Crowland.

BGS had three teams of four competing in the junior boys’ race for year seven and eight boys over a two-mile course.

Liam Brotherton was in the leading pack from the start and only just missed out on victory, losing out on the sprint to the finish line.

However, he claimed an impressive second place.

Two other runners finished in the top 10 positions, with year seven representatives Blake Garwell ninth and Sam Anthony 10th. Both made really good debuts. Ben Lawrence was 33rd, Aaron Bradshaw 34th, and Jay Gardner 43rd.

William Swain was half way up the field in 45th position.

There was good support from Harry Bowyer 50th, Sam Macleod 53rd, Alex Hackett 62nd, William Parsons 71st and Bailey Noe 73rd.

In the intermediate event for year eight and nine boys, which was ran over two-and-a-half miles, Daniel Mockridge spearheaded the Boston GS challenge.

In a strong field, Daniel tackled the race in fine style, keeping a steady rhythm to finish in a good 14th position. In support, Rares Demeter came home in 35th place, ahead of Daniel Martin 40th and Thomas Vamplew 49th.

DAVID Johnson completed the Inferno Half Marathon in Switzerland in just under four hours.

The Boston and District AC distance runner took part in the event, near Interlaken, which was run over an extremely demanding route.

Competitors were provided with some serious climbs and breathtaking views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, in temperatures reaching as high as 26C.

The half marathon involved a climb of 2,200m (7,200 feet) with the finish at 10,000 feet above sea level. David completed the event in 3 hrs 55 mins, describing his experience as a ‘breathtaking day out in amazing scenery’.

Closer to home, Jose Ferriera competed in the West Pinchbeck 10k Road Race, finishing fifth overall and third in the senior men’s category.

TWO Boston and District Athletic Club distance runners took the opportunity of testing their early season fitness over the country at the Louth Athletic Club Open Meeting on Sunday.

In the junior, senior veteran men’s race over 9,170m, Tony Tomlin finished in 44th position in a time of 52 mins 36 secs.

Emma Penniston contested the junior, senior veteran ladies’ event over 5,730m.

Looking strong over the final 200m, she finished in a very promising ninth place, recording 29 mins 56 secs.