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Sunday 13th March 2022

Our runners have travelled around the country this weekend. Some to take part in races, others to participate in a little parkrun tourism.

Alice Hockham was part of a team of nine Lincolnshire Ladies selected by the Lincolnshire Captain based on the County Championships, running at the Inter-Counties Cross Country event in Loughborough. She ran the very muddy and hilly 8km course, representing her county. She said the event was very well organised and said the atmosphere was great. Also, in attendance was Luke Haynes. Luke was third to finish in his U20 Men’s team. Lincolnshire was represented by ten teams at Prestwold Hall.

Emmajean Hearn ran the Oundle 20 race in 3 hours and 32 minutes. A tough course with plenty of hills, but having her sister on the course too must have been motivating!

Richard Gibbs came first in the 20 mile race, in a phenomenal time of 1 hour and 57 minutes. Well done Richard!

Dave Kenyon travelled to Cambridgeshire to run the Duxford Dash 10K at the Imperial War Museum. The route is on the runway and is relatively flat, so it is perfect for those chasing a personal best! Dave did just that and ran the course in just over 47 minutes!

Early on Sunday morning, eight of our members travelled to participate in the Burghley7. The course links Burghley and Stamford and includes part of the Burghley Estate which are usually kept private.

First back for the club was Andrew Thompson in a time of 46:08, followed by Sarah Dowling (52:00). Derrick Carpenter, Lee Cook, Alan Fountain, Ian Kocko, Helena Shelton and Treena Akin followed. They all enjoyed the beautiful route but some found it more challenging than they had expected it to be. A great morning was had by all!

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