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Sunday 22nd May 2022

The club were in midweek action last Wednesday night with the Clickem Inn 5 mile race, hosted by the Wolds Vets. This undulating course produced some fantastic results for our members.

Chris Halligan was first back for the club in a time of 31.03, he was chased all the way by Ricky Burrows who finished in 31.13. Chris was pleased to be racing again, following his recent return to fitness.

First back for the ladies of the club was Angela Thompson who posted a time of 34.18, and was 3rd lady overall (a fantastic start to what proved to be an exciting week for Angela).

Other finishers of this event were Mark Collingwood (33.59), Andy Shelton (35.55), Lee Cook (40.48), Treena Atkin ( 57.21) and Helena Shelton ( 58.05).

Saturday saw the running of the White Peaks Half Marathon in the Peak District, and Angela Thompson was on form once again, another 3rd lady placement .

We are also thrilled to hear that her partner Stuart proposed to Angela with just .11 miles of the race to go and Angela said YES!

She went on to finish the race with a new half marathon PB of 1.30.18. The club as a whole could not be more pleased for this lovely couple. Congratulations to you both.

Sunday saw three more races for Skegness and District.

First up were Cheryl Pawson & Alan Fountain who travelled to the Deeping 10k event hosted by the Market Deeping Rotary club. Alan crossed the line in 55.00 minutes, and Cheryl in 1.00.06. It was a warm one today, but Cheryl reports it was a lovely race with great marshals.

James Willis travelled south to the Hackney Half Marathon, he was a little shy of the time he had set himself, but was pleased to finish in a time of 1.46.35.

Finally, Julie Goodwin competed in the inaugural 8 Sail Saunter, an 11 mile race which started and finished at the iconic 8 sail windmill in Heckington. Julie crossed the line in 1.59.23, another great result on a hot summer’s day.

We are reminded this week of many things.

To always be thankful for great marshals, they can really make a race and give up their time freely to keep us safe and on track.

To embrace the Summer Sun, as runners we visit some beautiful parts of the country, and no matter what the result, things always seem better in the sunshine.

Finally we are reminded what a great club we are: how lucky we all are to be surrounded by a great support network of runners and friends, and every now and then amongst the personal bests, the niggly injuries, the wins, the disappointments, the deep heat and the brand new shoes, a little magic happens, and some of those friends can find their happy ever after.

Skegness and District Running Club continues to be a fully inclusive club, offering dedicated training to runners of all abilities. We have training nights throughout the week in Skegness, Boston, Spilsby & Horncastle. See our Website for further details.

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