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London Marathon 🧡 Sunday 21st April 2024


This weekend saw the UK’s show case running event, the London Marathon. A race that brings together the elites and the first timers, the PB chasers and the charity runners.

It brings so many stories and inspirations as did the performances of the SADRC contingent representing the club. We had 13 amazing finishers. First back were our championship runners Lee Mullen (2:32:16) with a stunning new club record time and a top 300 finish! and Richard Gibbs (2:53:36) who despite the tough build up and race showed grit and determination to still get a time most people would dream of.

They were followed by a resurgent Mark sands (03:11:31) and superb PBs for Darren fissenden (03:13:44) & Dereck Carpetener (03:19:53). Next up were Mark Lyon (03:33:33) in his build up to Snowdonia, Simon Wise (03:42:45) with a strong run, despite his injury hit build up and James Tett (04:22:21) running for PHAB.

For the ladies first finisher for the club was Kate Carpenter (04:33:49) on her impressive debut, followed by Charlotte Armsby (04:46:16) running for Mind, Sally Sharp (04:51:29) another debutant, Carla Whiteley (05:36:45) running for VICTA charity and Kirsty Boulton (06:06:22) returning from injury. Dawn Cawston Sellars carried on her London Marathon streak by walking the distance back in Lincolnshire from Spilsby to the coast.

Whilst our marathoners had thousands of supporters, over in Yorkshire Steven Dowse and Becki Atkinson were spectated by Polar Bears and Monkeys as they completed the Run for Wildlife 10km. A brilliant multi terrain event organised by Curlys which includes free entry to the wildlife park. Steve was 4th overall and won his age category (35:13) with Becki fresh off her marathon managed her 2nd quickest time of the year (51:19).

Last week saw the UKs second biggest marathon in Manchester with Ed Crawford achieving his sub 3.30 goal(03:24:03), Jenny Hunt impressing on her debut (03:46:51)and gritty performances from Becki Atkinson (04:25:44) and Lauren Johnson (04:47:11) who both despite struggles finished with great times.

We don’t just stick to the UK though, over in Poland Phil Weaver (03:08:16) & Dave Kenyon (04:21:55) both got PBs at the Krakow Marathon. Helena Shelton took on the speculator night time 10km the night before. All three together with Andy Shelton made the most of the beautiful city.

Lincoln 10km saw a strong club presence as always with nine finishers registered for the club. First back was Luke Haynes (35:27)followed by Andrew Thompson (37.20) paced to a PB by Lee Mullen (37.22), Mark Collingwood (43:59) & Chris Hurst (43:56) also with a well deserved PB. For the ladies we had Janet Harmston (51:09) closely followed by Ruth Bullen (51:35),Hilary Speller (01:11:13) and Treena Peltell (01:11:28).

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