Sunday 5th December
This festive season is definitely well and truly under way. GOMAD is back and this weekend saw a number of Christmas fun runs.
The weekend kicked off with the monthly Skegness and district not park run which saw 15 runners run Andy’s wonderfully twisty Turney route. After the group headed to a favourite club breakfast haunt Raff 55 for Philip weaver and Andy Shelton’s competitive natures to once again kick in over an omlette eating competition, as you do, with Philip winning 4 to 3.
After refuelling many of the not ParkRun runners joined other Skegness and district runners in Wainfleet for Batemen breweries Rosey Nosey 5km in aid of the firefighters charity. First Back for Skegness and district and finishing 5th overall in 20.41 was the Egg-stordinary Philip Weaver (see what I did there) Andy Shelton was next back in 14th place with Fran Stimson hot on his heels in 15th place. Steph Scott was First Lady home in a time of 26.01 also running was Emmajean Hearn, Janine Baker, Julie Goodwin, Kate Howard, Ian Kocko, Avril Stone, Elaine Broomfield, Treena Atkin and Amber Stimson. Helena shelton used the non parkrun as a warm up and ran her second fastest 5km in 2 years at the nosey!
Sunday saw the return of the Skegness Santa fun run after Covid called off last years run. A sleigh load of Santa’s descended on Skegness sea front for the rotary clubs 5 km although it rained a little it didn’t dampen any Christmas spirit. Amber Stimson ran in both the rosey nosey and the Santa fun run for not only her first time as a Skegness and district runner but also for her first medal! The things we do for a little bling!
While some Skegness and district runners frolicked around in Santa suits other members were frolicking around in the mud at the second cross country match of the season. Hosted by Louth Athletics club. Jack hodgeson debuted for Skegness and district in the under 17 section. The ladies got to run first for a change. Running for the Veteran ladies were Sarah Dowling and Helena Shelton ,senior ladies was Alice Hockam who ran a 5.1km route followed by the Veteran men Mark Haynes, Mark Lyon , Darren Fissenden and Ed Crawford the men ran a 7km race.
At the other end of the county Luke Haynes ran in Cornwall for his school in English schools crossed county cup.