Updated: May 26
It’s been a busy week this week for Skegness and District runners. They’ve enjoyed the return of local events, as well as travelling further afield - some as far as Helsinki.
Last Wednesday saw the return of the Wolds Dash for 2022, the first in this year’s series.
Taking on the 7.1k route around Hubbards Hills in Louth were Angela Thompson, who was the 2nd lady to finish in a great time of 31min 7secs, Luke Haynes, Mark Haynes, Jeff Shelton and Paul Jackson.
Following his run on Wednesday, Luke Haynes also took part in a 3,000m athletics race in Hull on Saturday.
He had a fantastic race, especially as it was his first on track, finishing 4th overall and 2nd for Lincolnshire. Great result Luke.
Saturday saw the PARAS’10 take place in Colchester which club member Maurice Tompkins took part in.
The PARAS’10 is based on the 10-miler, which is the first event of The Parachute Regiment’s P Company Test Week for selection.
This 10-mile run sees entrants covering undulating terrain while carrying a bergen (backpack) weighing 35lbs.
Maurice completed this gruelling run in a fantastic 2 hours 40 mins, great work Maurice.
Also on Saturday, husband and wife duo Dean and Tracey Edwards put months of training into practice as they took on a mighty hike in aid of MacMillan.
They completed their 26-mile hike through beautiful Norfolk countryside in eight and a half hours and smashed their £1,000 fundraising target for this fantastic charity in the process. Brilliant effort to you both.
Travelling up North on Sunday was Julie Goodwin who took on the Pier to Pier run.
Organised by the Sunderland strollers, this 7-mile run starts on the beach at South Shields Pier and follows a superb scenic route along the cliff paths past Marsden Rock and Souter Lighthouse, finishing at Roker Pier in Sunderland.
Julie finished in a fantastic 1 hour 14 minutes and said 'it was a lovely run along the beaches and clifftops and, as per usual, a great goody bag.’
Heading to Dereham in Norfolk for a 10-mile run on Sunday was the first of three husband and wife duos who were running this weekend.
Emmajean and Jimmy Hearn ran together, finishing in a fantastic 1 hour 45 mins, despite the muggy conditions.
Our second couple running on Sunday was Brian and Louise and Darrington who took on the challenging Shires and Spire 35-mile Ultra Marathon.
This route takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and country houses over a mixture of trails and roads.
Brian finished in an impressive 5 hours 37 minutes and Louise in a fantastic 7 hours 17 minutes. Brilliant running by you both.
Also taking part on the Shires and Spires event, this time the marathon distance, was Mark Collingwood who finished in 5 hours 18 minutes.
Our final husband and wife duo this weekend was Robin and Carol Harrison who travelled to Helsinki to take part in the 5k and half marathon respectively.
Robin, who’s still recovering from injury, completed the 5k in 37.27. While Carol took on the half marathon, finishing in 2 hours 53 minutes.