Ferreira is BADAC’s first competitor home in the Poppy Run

Boston and District Athletic Club hosted their annual Poppy Run.

The event raises cash for the Royal British Legion.

More than 60 competitors finished the main five-mile race and more than 20 participated in the three-mile fun run.

In the main event, it was the host club’s Jose Ferreira and Alan Oliver (Sleaford Striders) who set the pace from the gun, Oliver winning in 27 mins 54 secs.

Second finisher was wheelchair racer Ian Thompson - husband of Paralympic Gold medallist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson - (27 mins 55 secs), with Ferrira third (29 mins 02 secs).

Other BADAC finishers were Dennis Rainbow (seventh, 32 mins 13 secs), Josh Maund (eighth, 32 mins 30 secs) and Emma Penniston (25th, second lady, 37 mins 02 secs).

The Boston & District AC runners won the Men’s Team Trophy.

In the Veteran Men’s 40 category, Rainbow claimed third, while Penniston left with the Senior Women’s trophy.

Boston Grammar School’s junior boys’ team were just edged out of place in the ESAA National Schools Cross-country Cup Final.

Competing against teams from Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Humberside and Lincsolnshire, the BGS year seven and eight lads finished in fourth place, just outside the qualifying places, at the regional final in Sheffield on Saturday.

Blake Garwell (third), Sam Sharp (14th), Sam Anthony (32nd), Tom Evans (33rd), Matthew Connelly (54th) and Kieran Duncan-Johan (57th) raced for the BGS team, who missed out by nine points.