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Sunday 23rd June 2019

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

Sunday 23rd June 2019

What a bunch of busy bees SADRC runners have been this week. On Wednesday, the Click’Em 5 Miler was on which is hosted by Wolds Vets Running Club set in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds run on a scenic undulating course. It was attended by Lee Cook, Ian Dexter, Paul Jackson and Helena Shelton. The awesome four ran very well despite muggy and hot conditions. Well Done!

Friday 21st June, the summer solstice. The longest day of the year, and what a beautiful evening for a run! First up was The Summer Solstice 10km organised by Grantham Running Club. It runs around Long Bennington, perfect to see the sunset.

26 Runners crossed the finish line with some amazing achievements along the way! First male back to the club was Brian Darrington, who knocked a minute off his previous PB time finishing in a time of 42:22. This was also his first time crossing the line as first club male. Martin Chapman was hot on his heels and finished with a time of 43:08. Andy Shelton has been out for 12 weeks with a foot injury, but it was great to see him back, wearing the club vest and running in a fantastic time of 44.27.

For the ladies, Leanne Rickett finished first lady crossing the line in a time of 49:04. This is not her only race this weekend either! Becky Lee finished second lady with a time of 53:20, followed by Sam Fox with a time of 53:53. Rebecca Grice finished seconds behind Sam, with a time of 54:07, knocking 3 minutes off her previous PB time and getting that allusive, sub55 minute 10km!

Dean and Tracey Edwards from Boston, both ran this race and achieved PBs. Tracey took a minute off her time running in a PB in 1:07:36. Dean knocked an incredible 5 minutes off his previous PB finishing 6th male for SADRC in a time of 49:56, cracking that sub50 time. Not only did Dean managed that sub50 but also Lee Cook, who is running very well at the moment, ran his first sub50 in a time of 49:22.

Christina Hall ran a PB race with her fellow SADRC runner Natalie Mitchell both running in a time of 1:03:18. Louise Darrington achieved a PB too in a time of 59:32, a one second PB, but a PB is a PB!

Fantastic running from everyone including Ian Kocko (49:04) Julie Goodwin (55:56) Ian Dexter (56:22) Corinne Tomlin (58:56) Becky Hobson (1:01:16) Rob Goddard (1:02:27) Helena Shelton (1:04:23) Katy Cridland (1:10:24) Lauren Wilson (1:11:09) Ben Turner (1:12:34) Sarah Kirk (1:13:40) Elaine Balir (1:17:37) and Debbie Scott (1:21:06). FANTASTIC RUNNING EVERYONE!!!

Elsewhere on Friday, the 47th Notts 10 Mile Road Race took place. One of the oldest road races over the 10 mile distance, the flat course which takes you around the Regatta Lake and country lane of Holme Pierrepont. On a muggy night, Angela Thompson, who is running exceptional well this year, finished in an unofficial time of 72:40 and 9th lady in a good quality field! This meant that Angela knocked off 2 minutes from her pervious PB, excellent running!

On Saturday Jason Stainton took on the Pennine Barrier Ultra Marathon. It was race that took in the scenic surroundings of Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, Ings Scar, a wonderful stretch of the Pennine Way as well as the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Unfortunately, Jason twisted his knee after 10 miles and made the tough decision to retire at 21 miles. Saying this, Jason completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks and set a new distance record of 35. Jason said he is very happy with his efforts. And so he should be, a fantastic achievement and his longest run to date. Well Done Jason!!

Grimsthorpe Gallop was on Sunday. The race is set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle. With various distances to tackle, Skegness runners attempted the 10km, the 10 miler and Half Marathon with great results all round! Maria Yuill (1:03:41), Hilary Speller (1:08:57), Steve Fruen (1:24:07) and Maurice Tompkins (1:25:58) all ran the 10km. Chris Hurst took on the 10 miler finishing in a fantastic time of 1:30:19, and in 25th place, especially with a group of runners taking a wrong turning, therefore adding on an extra half mile for fun! Leanne Rickett and Ian Kocko ran the half marathon trial race together finishing in a time of 1:55:32 but more importantly, finishing 5th in his male age category, and Leanne finishing 2nd in her age category! Excellent running!

Not only do we race at the weekends, but we also have "Sunday Socials." These are fantastic events put on for a run, a chat and a laugh! This week, we went to the sunny seaside coast of Skegness. Running isnt about racing, it is about making friends, having a chat and enjoying the sport! Its such a lovelt occasion, and even better when there is some food thrown in the mix! Great turn out, hopefully something similar next month!

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