Sunday 13th October 2019
This years Gruesome Twosome event on Saturday was spared the less than pleasant weather of recent days. Six Skegness and District Running Club pairs vied for the famous beanie hat (and a welcome cuppa and sausage roll). Options of 10k and half marathon distance culminated at Swallow Park having enjoyed beautiful scenery of the Linconshire Wolds on route. Father and son duo, Mark and Luke Haynes aka team "Haynes and a half" opted for the 10k event and completed in impressive form for 50:02 on the clock. Lee and Jo Cook, "Cookies on Gas", also ran the 10k route for a 1:16:31 finish. This event requires both team members to cross the finish line as a pair.
Joyce Baumber ran her first half marathon alongside team mate Helena Shelton (Point Sisters) and were pleased to complete the distance in 3:10:28. Also taking on the half marathon course were; Helen and Charlie Luff (2:14:44), Julie Goodwin and Maggie Reeson ("M&M") in 2:22:58 and Rob Ster and Mickaela Crane ("Skegness Storm") in 2:37:09.
Chris Bertins has been training hard for months in readiness for Saturdays 'Lakes in a day' 50 mile ultra marathon from Caldbeck to Cartmel in the Lake District. This epic trail race takes in the summits of Blencathra, Helvelyn and Fairfield as well as the shore of lake Windernere, making for some impressive views to bouy participants along. Chris has been training hard for months. Chris finished in an amazing time of 14 hours 52 minutes with his family present at the line to cheer him in.
Guy Hatton continues to raise his marathon tally with number 55 of his 100 target. Guys 3rd marathon in 3 weeks was the the King's Forest Marathon just outside Bury St Edmunds. Guy said he really enjoyed this race and finished in 4hr30. Guys determination and drive is an inspiration to us all.
Rebecca Grice, not content with completing her self-serve challenge of running 10 half marathons this year, went one better to notch up number 11 with plenty of running, climbing, wading and swimming thrown into the mix for good measure at the Hell Up North Half Marathon but this one was about having a good time not a fast time.
Sadly the Perkins Great Eastern Run at Peterborough on Sunday had to be cancelled just before the intended start time due to a potentially serious security threat. Thankfully for everyone it was a false alarm but SADRC commend the organisers for their rapid response and taking the safety of everyone involved so seriously. There's always another day to run.
For information about the SADRC club nights at Skegness, Boston, Horncastle and Spilsby visit the website at www.skegnessanddistrictrc.co.uk or Facebook.