Sunday 1st March
….and just like that it’s March! What happened to February! We had the world’s longest January and now its March! Even with a new month, it hasn’t changed the weather! A new weekend, and along with it comes another storm. Hello, Storm Jorge.
That didn’t stop SADRC with their running adventures. On Saturday, saw the annual "Horncastle to Bardney Fish & Chip" run organised by Robin! What a roaring success with up to 50 runners taking part in the course, be it the whole 25km or 10km. A fantastic effort by all especially during Storm Jorge! Thank You Robin for organising a fantastic day! Congratulations to so many runners earning themselves distance PBs. Fantastic day was had by all....finished with a well-earned Fish and Chip meal at Bardney Heritage Centre.
On Sunday, we had 4 SADRC runners take part in The Cambridge Boundary Run! It is a marathon that takes participants around the boundaries of Cambridge. The course traverses roads, footpaths and trails. It is a tough course, with the majority being off road. 4 SADRC gentlemen took on this year’s course in Storm Jorge. Ed Crawford, Horncastle Run Leader, finished first for SADRC in a fantastic time of 03:29:37. This was Ed’s first Marathon; he is now officially a Marathon Runner, “I’m glad I did it, and I kind of enjoyed it.” With the course like it was, we will take ‘kind of’ enjoyed it as a positive! Massive Well Done Ed!
Chris Reader followed with a great time of 03:34:55. After the race, Chris talked about how it was a race of 2 halves, but used the race as a training run for future races! Matt West followed finishing strong in a time of 03:40:53. Ash “Darrell” Brown ran the course in 04:07:52. Ash used the run as a great training run in which he “had some good socials on the way round, very tough course with the wind today.”
All 4 men ran with fantastic spirit and determination! Great running!
Finally, and with a sad face, we say goodbye to Guy Hatton! Guy predominantly runs in Spilsby and has been a fantastic club member for the last two years tackling marathon after marathon, week after week, finishing his SADRC journey on Marathon No.60. Guy is leaving the sunny sites of Lincolnshire, for a life in the sun in Spain, with his partner Paddy. Everyone at SADRC would like to wish Guy and Paddy a fond Farwell, and wish you a lifetime of happiness in the sunnier climate! If you ever want to come back to the dark side, we will always be here!
Skegness and District Running Club runs on Tuesdays from Spilsby, Wednesday from Horncastle and Thursday from Boston and Skegness. The club also offers couch to 5k courses, please look online, facebook and twitter for all the information you need.