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Race report - 9 July

This week saw runners from the club take on local 10ks, a time trial and a slightly longer than advertised trail half marathon with some additional obstacles. Plus lots of runners celebrated our NHS at one of their local park runs on Saturday - it was great to see the sea of blue showing their support.

First up this week was the Croxby Crawl 2 lap time trial on Wednesday night - hosted by Cleethorpes AC.

We had four runners take part - first back for the club and third overall was Steven Dowse, followed by Alex South and Lauren Johnson. Sadly Janet Harmston had to pull out due to injury - we hope you make a speedy recovery Janet.

At the weekend, Hannah Gould and Matt Stephens headed to the Love Trails festival on the Gower Peninsula.

Hannah’s injured so didn’t take part but was there to support Matt who did a trail half marathon through some beautiful countryside.

The route was slightly longer than the advertised half marathon at 15 miles and at one point Matt gallantly spent at least 20 mins standing by a gate protecting other runners from a load of bullocks. But he got a nice eco-friendly wooden medal to show for it and plenty of praise from fellow runners for his heroics.

On Sunday, four members took on the Thurlby 10k village run.

First back for the club in an impressive 36.03 was Steven Dowse whose running is going from strength to strength.

Next back for the club, with hardly anything to split them, was Philip Donnor 39.20 and Andrew Thompson - both recorded PBs for this course. They were followed home by Rebecca Atkinson in a fantastic 51.52.

Sunday also saw the return of the Normanby 10k, another fantastic event by Curly’s Athletes. Also known as the Norman’bee’ 10k, this is the 7th year tho race has taken place in the beautiful grounds of Normanby Hall.

James Willis and Ruth Bullen took part from the club, finishing in 46.54 and 52.01 respectively. Great running to you both in some very muggy conditions.

Also battling through the heat and hills this week on a course they described as brutal was Lee Mullen, Darren Fissenden, Leanne Ricket and Tizainy Herbert.

They all headed to Holkham Hall for the outlaws 10k.

Despite the challenging course and conditions, Lee continued his fantastic form finishing 3rd overall out of a field of 435 runners in 36.11.

Second back for the club and 54th overall was Darren in 49.28.

Leanne was first female back for the club and 94th finisher overall in 53.29 and taking on her first race for the club, and her first 10k, was Tizainy in 1.22.00 - fantastic achievement Tizainy, we can’t wait to follow your running journey!

Not only are we looking back at this week’s races, we’re also looking ahead to next year’s London marathon as this week was the week club runners held their breath as they opened their emails to see if they’d been successful in the ballot.

Adam Legate, Derrick Carpenter and Sally Sharp were all lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot - we can’t wait to hear how your training goes and offer lots of words of wisdom and endless support.

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