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Sunday 20th October 2019

Updated: Oct 22, 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019 Three Skegness and District runners joined the thousands of people who took to the streets of York for the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday, part of the Yorkshire running festival.

First back for the club was Oliver Martin in 3.56.34, followed by Dave Sydenham, who was taking on his first marathon, finishing in a fantastic 4.35.27. Dave was joined by Guy Hatton in what is his 56th marathon, finishing in a great 4.35.35. Taking on the 10mile race as part if the Yorkshire running festival was Milly Millburn and Georgina Bache who ran together finishing in a fantastic 1.35.46.

Also taking on a marathon this weekend, but in the slightly warmer climate of Lisbon, was Kerry and Bob Green. Starting from the town of Cascais, the 33rd Lisbon Marathon took on one of the most beautiful roads in the coast finishing in the Praça do Comercio.

Despite not much training due to an injury, Bob and Kerry finished together in a brilliant 4.42.46.

Heading over to Epworth in Lincolnshire on Sunday morning was Mark Sands and Darren Weston for the Isle of Axholme half marathon. Both had great runs, Mark finishing in 1.23.07 and Darren in 1.26.59. Darren was extremely happy with a time, he said: "It wasn't as flat a course as advertised, hilly with cross winds, but I felt good all round the route and finished with a seasons best."

Ruth Maydell also went international with running her first international half marathon in Amsterdam! Ruth went over with friends and ran a half marathon in a great time of sub 3 hours in 2:56:17. Well Done!

Meanwhile, three club runners headed to the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park, north Nottinghamshire for the 5th annual Thoresby10 trail run. Julie Goodwin and Robbie Gee took on the 10mile race, finishing in 1.34.00 and 1.40.00 respectively, while Sally Cadle took on the 10k race, finishing in 1.07.09.

Sunday also saw the start of the Cross Country season, with ten club runners taking on match one in Louth. First back for Vet Men was Mark Lyon, then Brian Darrington, Matt West and Lee Cook. First SADRC Lady Vet was Emmajean Hearn, then Becky Lee, Louise Darrington and Helena Shelton. Our only Under 17 representative Luke Haynes who finished top ten, but awaiting final results. Thank you Louth for hosting a fantastic morning of running!

Skegness and District running club are launching a new free Couch to 5k course, starting on Thursday, 24 October at 6.30pm from the Crown Hotel, Skegness. Participants will be supported by both male and female coaches and is also ideal if you want to get back into running. If you have any questions, please contact Helena on 07795 578825.

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