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Sunday 31st July 2022

An Ultra Double Busy Weekend…

If such a record existed I think Skegness and District Running Club might have broken it this weekend. I’m referring to the number of running miles covered by our members in a twenty four hour period on Saturday…

The competitive running week began on Tuesday evening at the Lincoln Wellington 5km when Angela Thompson continued her super summer by clocking in a 20min 25 second fourth lady finish.

Saturday was a landmark day for Samantha Fox and Tammy Rainbow….

Samantha headed to Reading to complete her first Ultra Marathon. The Round Reading 50km Ultra was a marmite experience for Samantha as she reported that she loved it and hated it. An understandable mix that, even with it’s undulating woodland trails. I’m not sure what else to say except an Ultra size well done and respect. An awesome achievement, you should be very proud of Samantha.

Tammy, joined in Gold and Black by Mark Collingwood, travelled North to run the Montane Lakeland 50 mile race. Tammy had an idea what was in store as this wasn’t her first Lakeland 50, this time was a bit special for Tammy as she was using it to celebrate her own milestone. It all starts near Penrith at 11.30 and finishes with a final climb and descent at Coniston avoiding the most popular honeyspots and aims to take runners to “places that you never knew existed.”

Meanwhile back in Heckington ten of our members kept things local and represented us with some very fine times…kudos to; Angela Thompson who put in another PB, first home for us was Lee Mullen followed by Darren Fissenden, Darrell “Ash” Brown proving speed session Mondays pay off. Not far behind them were Garrath Ellershaw, Amy Mitchell, Steven Dowse, Ruth Bullen, Alan Fountain, Sarah and Shawn Thomas. Winners all of them over a tricky unusual distance and with what Lee reported as a long run back with a headwind.

Sunday, saw a very welcome new event to the local calendar, the Skendleby Scramble. Henrietta Wells, Matt Stephens and Hannah Gould flew the flag for us and Henrietta reported they had a lovely run for a great cause, the Sweet Treats charity. The route incorporated some familiar hills to our members who have run the Fordington Loop on popular social training runs.

All this happened whilst other members were busy putting in some hefty training runs in dedicated preparation for marathons later in the year.

The coming week will see members meet up every night except Friday in Spilsby, Horncastle, Skegness, Boston and East Kirkby. Find us on Facebook or through our website, there would be a warm welcome for you into our running family.

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