With a change in the temperature, it feels like summer is upon us once again, and our runners must get used to sunnier days, and muggy nights.
First off we go to a hilly, hot and humid marathon set in the beautiful Peak District National Park, the route offers runners a beautiful trail marathon and constant views throughout. Congratulations to Kirsty and Amy who ran the Lady Bower Marathon! Amy is on a mission to run I want to say 6 marathons this year.... And this is Kirsty 2nd marathon in 2 months... BUT KIRSTY FINALLY GOT HER MARATHON MEDAL!!! A HUGE Congratulations to both Ladies crossing the line in 5hr09. A marathon on a Friday, who would have thought it!
First out of the blocks this weekend was Angela Thompson. She has certainly found her form lately, and proves that you get out what you put in; you can see why if you check out her dedication to her training. Angela took part in the Sutton Beast multi terrain 10k, on what proved to be a very hot and windy day. She ran a fantastic time of 43.15 and achieved 2nd Lady back & 1st V50, she will need a bigger trophy cabinet soon
Andrew Thompson also had an incredible result at the Grimsthorpe Gallop, a Half Marathon course set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe castle. This was another multi terrain event, with the added bonus of some hills. Andrew crossed the line in 1.35.15 earning him a third place finish and a trip to the podium. Well done Andrew.
Next we travelled to Hull. Rebecca Atkinson took part in the Hull Half Marathon crossing the line sub 2hr in a time of 1hr58. This half marathon is part of a training plan to the London marathon! Steven Dowse also ran in Hull but instead took part in the 10km. Steven crossed the line in a season best time of 36.56 and a top 20 finish in a field of 1600. Fantastic running from you both, Congratulations!
Finally this week, Julie Goodwin headed south to the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, to take part in the Shuttleworth 10k. The route followed trails through woodland and surrounding parkland with views of the beautiful Shuttleworth House. Julie crossed the line in 1.03.25, a great time on the trails on a very warm day.
Our club continues to go from strength to strength, and its great to see it grow with runners of varied abilities. Today the fast guys went out and enjoyed a sociable training run around Spilsby, and its great to see the club attracting runners that can really compete for those podium places at races.
However, the great thing about this club, is that every runner, from the fastest, to those bringing up the rear are encouraged and celebrated for all they achieve. We are great at building people up, and supporting them every step of the way, so that individuals can meet their own personal targets, whilst celebrating those around them.
Skegness and District Running Club continues to be a fully inclusive club, offering dedicated training to runners of all abilities. We have training nights throughout the week in Skegness, Boston, Spilsby & Horncastle. See our Website for further details.