Sunday 22nd September
It's been another big week for Skegness and District Running Club including one of the most anticipated events on the calendar, Equinox24. A 24 hour race where participants run as many 10k laps between midday on Saturday and midday on Sunday. This can be undertaken as small or large relay teams or for the brave or crackers they can go solo. SADRC had 12 sensational soloists this year including; Maurice Tompkins, Louise Darrington, Emmajean and Jimmy Hearn who managed an incredible 10 laps (100k) each, Phil Horton - 7 laps (70k), Steve Collins and Ian Dexter both completed 6 laps each (60k) and Barry and Janet Norton who are always such an inspiration had their best ever equinox completing 5 laps each (50k) along with Ben Turner, Brian Darrington and Elaine.
Three teams were also entered. They were; 'SADRC Cirque du Sore Legs' (R.Grice, J.Baumber, J.Goodwin, C.Daulat.) who between them clocked up 13 laps, 'Skegness Sole Sister's' (C.Harrison, H.Shelton, R.Maydell, J.Waite, W.Waite) also managed 13 laps and 'You Couldn't Make It Up Take 2 SADRC' (R.Harrison, G.Favell, D.Brown, B.Hobson, W.Daulat) completed an incredible 17 laps.
West Pinchbeck 10km
Nine club runners took part in the West Pinchbeck 10k on Sunday, hosted by the Halmer Harriers. First back for the club, taking 3rd place overall and first in his age category was Mark Sands in a fantastic 34.46. Next male back for the club was Mark Lyon 40.57. First lady back for the club was Gail Davies 48.14 closely followed by Leanne Rickett 48.19. Other club finishers included Ian Kocko 48.17, Sam Fox 52.52, Maria Yuill 55.29, Elaine Mitchell 1.02.00 and Katy Cridland 1.06.16.
Hull Marathon was the event of choice for a cohort of five of the Spilsby SADRC members. It was a first marathon for Katie Thomas supported by Steph Scott and Guy Hatton. Sarah and Shawn Thomas took half of the marathon distance each as a relay team duo. The marathon starts near the humber bridge before making its way through the city centre. Shawn completed his half of the marathon in 2.10.52 before handing over to Sarah who completed the second half in 2.30.22. Steph had a great marathon finishing in 4.41.30 bagging a new PB on the way running alongside Katie finishing her first marathon in a fantastic 4:41:31. Guy, who was a key part of the training plan for the other club runners, finished in 5.14.53 racking up another marathon towards his 100 marathons target.
Paul Wilson headed to Rutland to also smash the full 26.2mile marathon distance. And smash it he did considering this was Pauls first long run since April due to recent niggles. His objective was to finish, which he did in an incredible 3 hours 44 minutes. Paul said "The last 10k were tough, but not surprising given lack of preparation. Good news is, the body feels OK!"
Last but not least Lee Cook ran in the Lincolnshire Wolds at the Wolds Ten (formerly the Tough Ten, which suits this hilly course) Lee completed the 10 miles in a time of 1:30:39. Also running for Skegness and District were Helen and Charlie Luff finishing in 1:35:04.
For information about the SADRC club nights at Skegness, Boston, Horncastle and Spilsby visit the website at www.skegnessanddistrictrc.co.uk or Facebook.