Sunday 1st December
Its Christmas…!!! Couldn’t start the report without mentioning the festive season is upon us! The time of the year to reflect on your running journey, highs, lows, firsts and fantastic achievements!
One of the big races to help with this reflection is Skegness 10km! Skegness 10km is one of the clubs biggest races of the calendar! It’s a fantastic run around Butlin’s with many chances to support all your fellow runners! A massive 65 runners from SADRC crossed the line today with so many achievements made!!
Mark Sands came in 3rd overall place today running a great 35:12 10km time! Finishing with the same time and second back for the club was Darren Weston (2nd in his age category) and Mark Lyon! Mark ran a new PB 10km course time of 38:46 and Darren ran his best race in 4 years! Gail Davis, who is having a fantastic year, finished as first club female with a time of 50:28 and 5th female in her age category! Second SADRC lady crossing the line was Steph Scott with a great time of 52:07. Steph ran a fantastic new PB time knocking a big 2 and half minutes of her previous time. Charlotte Armsby finished as third SADRC lady close behind with 52:22.
We had one first SADRC race runner today, aswell as it being his first 10km race. Gary Booth has just recently joined the Boston strand of SADRC and signed straight up for his first race! He ran a fantastic race, taking in the atmosphere and has admitted he now “has the bug!” Gary finished with a time of 51:25.
Personal Bests. It’s what we all aim to get each race and today was no exception! So many runners finishing this year on a massive high! What a year Brian Darrington is having, PB race, after race and today was no exception knocking just over 2 minutes off his time with 40:21. Christ Hurst finished in a PB time of 44:55. Chris set himself the target of sub 45 this year and its great to see him achieve that knocking 2 minutes off his previous time! Dave Kenyon ran a PB time of 47:48, must be all that South African air! Lee Cook is another who this year is excelling himself, another PB today with 48:44. Both these gentleman are so close to being on track for that sub 50 minutes next year; Ian Walker finishing in 50:01 and Michael Moody getting a 5 minute PB of 50:22. So close both of you, next year it’s there!
Julie Goodwin has had a fantastic year, running 10 half and numerous 10kms. Julie finishes the year with a new PB time by 3 minutes of 53:17. Rebecca Grice gained a new shiny PB with a time of 53:25. Both these following ladies have been working incredibly hard to get under that 55 minute barrier! Sarah Thomas (54:28) and Amy Lambley (54:56) both ran under that magic number today and it has been with sheer hard work and training! Well Done to you both!
Craig Tuplin ran straight after a night shift today but that didn’t stop him in running for that finish line and with that, a new PB in the making. Criag ran a time of 55:14. Just behind Craig was Kate Howard who ran to a time of 55:17. Dawn Allen followed in a PB time of 56:04. Lora Hawkins finished with 56:37, hello a new PB!
Carol Harrison knocked 1:15 off her previous Lincoln PB time and finished in a great time of 1:01:39. Ruth Archer is thoroughly enjoying her running this year and finishes the year with a PB time of 1:06:56. Sarita Barton was close behind in the PB of 1:09:59. Tina North gained a new PB too with 1:07:42. It’s fantastic to see Shaun McGarry back running his PB times after a year set back of injury. He finished with 1:11:07. Alison Cook didn’t want to miss out on the PB action and ran a new PB time of 1:16:17.
Quick mention to Jane Martin who is back after injury mid-year, and it was fantastic seeing her back in racing form! Jane finished with a time of 55:34. Also Ian Scott, who has been powering through illness this year aswell! Ian finished with a time of 52:02. It’s tough to come back from illness, but its so hard to stop running, but take it easy, and with friends it makes getting back to running so much easier! It’s great to have you both back! Also to the fantastic supporters we had out there today! Really does make a difference, thank you!
What an amazing day! So many more great runners out there! Well Done SADRC!
Elsewhere, on Saturday, our Marathon extraordinaire ran the Nottingham Christmas Marathon, finishing the year on his 60th Marathon. The Marathon runs around the Nottingham Water Sports Center and is a tough 8.5 laps of the center! As always, Guy Hatton gives it his all and finished in 4:49:18…even with running back to back marathons last weekend. An amazing achievement Guy and is retiring now for 2019. We look forward to seeing where about in the country he goes to next year!
SADRC training nights at Skegness move to THURSDAY this week.
6:30pm at the Crown Hotel, Skegness