Sunday 20th August
This week saw the return of the club’s show case event, the Bolingbroke Breaker. The second edition of the event in its new form saw 70 runners including 20 SADRC runners tackle the notorious Horncastle, Hareby and Kirkby hills with the rewards of stunning scenery and finish line cake on offer. SADRC secured the top two spots with Lee Mullen taking the crown with a course record of 35.15 from last years winner Steven Dowse (36.28). They were followed by a host of impressive performances Paul Jackson (39.06), Mark Sands (40.32), Phillip Weaver (43.34), Scott Daniel (45.40), Lee Cook (51.51), Dean Edwards (52.05), Adam Leagate (52.31), Alistair Frost (55.00), Tracey Collings who was first lady back for the club (56.38), Kate Carpenter (57.05), Jane Martin (57.30), Jason Green (58.37), Miranda Hill (59.09), Kate Howard (01.00.04), Lora Robinson (01.01.46), Sophie Poole (01.09.34) Sarah Smith (01.09.34) and Evie Carpenter (01.15.00). Most impressive however was contribution of the organisers, helpers, registration team, marshalls, water station operatives, finish timers and car park attendants who not only made sure the event could go ahead but also created a special atmosphere and showed incredible support, thank you and well done to everybody involved both runners and helpers. Further afield, as part of their team of 4, Kirsty Boulton and Amy Mitchell smashed out 6 laps and racked up an amazing 30 miles each at Sandringham 24 and also added Hunstanton park run in before hand. Sandringham 24 is a 24 hour trail race where you run against the clock to record as many laps of the 5 mile course as you can, either entering solo or as a team. Amy and Kirsty ran into the night and were up bright and early the next morning to continue their outstanding effort.
Earlier in the week, on Wednesday night this week the crew took on the third and final Click’Em 5 Mile Time Trial of the year with Steven Dowse taking the overall win recording a superb time of 27.48 securing his first victory at the event together with a course best. Mark Sands was next back for the club in 29.58, another fantastic performance and show of progression by Mark following his return to racing from injury. Chris Hurst finished in a very respectable time of 39.04 despite having smashed his half marathon PB three days prior at Newark. Following Chris in a close SADRC battle was Click Em Debutant Dave Kenyon (41.02) just five seconds ahead of Becki Atkinson (41.07), another great Wednesday night performance by both.