Sunday 27th October
Halloween Weekend. Nothing to be spooked about! Instead of staying in and hiding behind the sofa, SADRC went out and about running in club colours.
On Sunday, Worksop Halloween Half Marathon reared its heard again! In its 38th year, the weather was surprisingly lovely. No rain, wind, and very sunny! It’s a very popular race within SADRC with its beautiful scenery and run through Clumber Park. 26 Runners crossed the line with massive PBs and achievements made!
Paul Jackson crossed the line for SADRC first, whilst claiming 2nd Male Vet 45+ in the process. Paul finished in 20th place with a chip time of 1:21:20. Close behind was Mark Sands in 1:22:57 and Mark Haynes in 1:42:27 which meant that he crossed the line with a brand new PB!
For the Ladies and new member to SADRC, running an excellent race was Sarah Baxter finishing in 1:49:06. Hot on her tail was Maggie Reeson who ran her first ever Half Marathon today, aswell as first race in SADRC colours and crossed the line in a time of 1:49:42. What a fantastic race to run your first Half Marathon, fantastic but tough! Well Done! Gail Davis finished 3rd lady for SADRC in a time of 1:50:51 gaining herself a shiny new PB in the process. Fantastic running ladies!
Amazing PBs was achieved on Sunday morning! Ian Dexter ran under the magic 2 hours finishing in 1:59:50 which is an outstanding 9 minute PB from his previous half! Amazing Running on a tough, undulating course! Rebecca Grice raced an 8 minute PB run finishing in 2:03:17. Chris Hurst ran a fantastic race, getting under than sub 1:45 with a time of 1:43:00 dead on which knocked just shy of 3 miniutes off his previous time! Lee Cook smashed out a 5 minute PB race finishing in a time of 1:50:54 aswell as Rob Goddard who ran an excellent race in 2:04:49 aswell as running into his 1000km of the year! Maria Yuill ran over the line with a brand new PB in a time of 2:05:46 aswell as Will Daulat with a time of 2:02:03.
We did also have a sneaky member take part in the Fun Run! Callum Hobson ran in the club t-shirt, his first time. Callum finished in a time of 17:59 for the 3km! A great effort, even with Frankenstein and Skeleton trying to eat you!
This Sunday also saw the 2nd Lincs League Cross Country Race of the season at Ostlers Plantation in Woodhall Spa; A beautiful, muddy and wet run through the woods. First back for SADRC and finishing in 18th overall was Mark Lyon, followed by Ed Crawford and Brian Darrington. Andy Shelton is coming back from injury and it was fantastic to see him racing today! Nathan Mullenger and Michael Moody all ran XC for the first time with Martin Beagley running a XC race in SADRC colours for the first time! What a fantastic course to make your first!
Representing the women, the Senior Ladies both ran XC for the first time. Jenna Mullenger and Katie Cridland! The ladies vet team was made up of Becky Lee and Helena Shelton! It is fantastic to see so many people experiencing XC and the completely different style it is to road running. The runs are normally shorter but tough due to the mud, ground conditions and inclines. If you are still yet to try, the next run is 17th November at Belton Woods, Grantham! Come and give it a go!
The longest run of the weekend, went to Graham! The Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon is one of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK and today Graham Farley completed it with two of his friends! The route is popular for its scenic and challenging trials through the South Downs National Park countryside with 4000ft of climbs. Graham described the run as tough “with rain, wind, floods and mud!” Fantastic effort from Graham finishing in 7:25:48, massive well done in attempting this marathon again, it’s not one for the faint hearted!
This week, the new C25K course started in Skegness, with a fantastic 16 new runners attending! The first week went really well, and we all wish you luck in competing the 9 week course. Running is a fantastic sport, slightly addictive but a great one! Its not too late to join, Thursday @ 6:30pm at The Crown Lodge Hotel in Skegness, ask for Helena!
Thank you to all the helpers who have stepped in to encourage the new runners on the course. The course cant go ahead without great volunteers, so thank you!