I think we are going to have to face it, there is a definite nip in the air; Summer is over and Autumn is upon us.
As you know though, us runners are a tough breed, we welcome the cooler temperatures, and all the Autumn races it brings.
First up this weekend was Equinox 24 at Belvoir castle in Leicestershire. As a club we had no 24 hour competitors this year, but a few hardy souls competed in the both the Day & Night 10k races. The course undulates around the Belvoir estate, with a start and finish in the camping field below Belvoir castle.
Samantha Fox, Emmajean Hearn and Jimmy Hearn competed in both events with Sophie Hearn joining her Mum & Dad for the Daytime event. Leanne Rickett and Darren Fissenden also competed in the Daytime 10k.
Samantha ( 57.53 Day - 1.13.12 Night), Emmajean (1,10.31 day - 1.16.32 Night), Jimmy (1.10.31 Day - 1.18.30 Night), Sophie ( 1.49.53 Day), Leanne (55.17 Day) and Darren (55.16 Day).
Sunday was a battle of two half's!
The Humber Costal Half took place in Cleethorpes, and was well represented by the club. This scenic race offers its competitors views over the Humber Estuary, with a finish line along the promenade.
Luke Haynes was first home for Skegness and District winning his age category with a time of 1.27.20. This was Luke's last race with the club for a while as he heads off to University for a new adventure next week.
Next home was Ricky Burrows ( 1.30.11) and rounding out our top three was Darren Fissenden in a PB time of (1.31.56) an excellent time following his previous PB at last weeks Great North Run.
A special mention goes out to Ruth Bullen (1.54.02), who was first home in her age category!
Our other runners were Jade Brown (1.40.45), Gail Davies & Charlotte Armsby (1.58.57) and Sally Sharp & Julie Goodwin (2.24.18).
The Humber Coastal 5k ran alongside the main event, and saw two members of Skegness and District compete.
Henrietta Wells posted a fantastic time of 25.12, whilst Cheryl Pawson, who is returning from injury was happy with her time of 28.21.
This weekend also saw the return of the Lincoln City Half Marathon, and was also well represented by the club.
This hilly course takes in many sights around the historic city, starting and finishing in Boultham Park.
First back for the club was Lee Mullen in 1.20.25 followed closely by Steven Dowse in 1.20.32 and Mark Sands (1.22.54).
Also competing were Andy Shelton (1.34.01), Derrick Carpenter (1.34.51), Rebecca Atkinson (2.03.42), Kirsty Boulton (2.10.18) and Kate Carpenter (2.17.56).
Love was in the air this week, with our second SADRC wedding of the year.
Club Member Elaine Blair married her partner Dean on Saturday, and all of the club would like to wish them many happy years together.
Finally don't forget the return of the iconic BOLINGBROKE BREAKER 10K race next Sunday morning, the 25th September at 10.00am. All welcome!
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.