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Sunday 22nd August 2021

The Runners of Skegness & District Running Club were competing in three races across the country this weekend.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, it was great to be back at the Kings Lynn Gear 10k. The conditions were damp; the sun did try to come out but never quite made it.

First back for the club was Alan Fountain with a finishing time of 51.53.

Three generations of the same family ran in club colours today. It was the first time in kit, first race and first 10k for Sophie Hearn at 15 years old, and she smashed it to finish in 1hr 5, very well done.

Dad Jimmy Hearn finished in 55.02 quickly followed by Mum Emmajean Hearn in 55.15. Grandad Barry Norton was just behind Sophie in 1hr 09 with Grandma Janet Norton finishing in 1hr 17.

It was lovely to see the club vest back in this very historic, pretty town.

Next we head over to Caistor in North Lincolnshire, where Caistor Running Club hosted their 9th running of the “Sting in the Tail” 10k event.

The first 7k is mostly flat with stunning views of the Lincolnshire Countryside, the last 3k is more challenging, with undulating hills, a real “Sting in the Tail”.

Crossing the line first for SADRC was Mark Collingwood, in an impressive time of 44.10. Other members completing this challenge today were Chris Hurst 50.42, Lee Cook 52.30, Shawn Thomas 1.02.02, Sarah Thomas 1.06.47 & Carol Daulet 1.15.45.

Five Members of the club headed further afield to Oundle in Northamptonshire for the 4th Annual Oundle 20 mile road race. The race takes in a number of pretty Northamptonshire villages, and has definite PB potential!

Leanne Rickett was the first of the Black and Orange to cross the line in 2.55.49, Ian Kocko & Janine Baker took on the challenge together, and finished in 3.49.22, and finally for the club Julie Goodwin and Maggie Reeson crossed the line in a very respectable 4.09.40.

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