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Sunday 6th February

This weekend was a big one for the runners of Skegness and District running club.

Saturday saw the return of the Raucey ripper an 8.5 multi terrain course over trails, fields, road and most importantly MUD!

12 Skegness and district runners represented the club at this event which was made tougher by the 16 mile an hour winds. home first in just under an hour was Paul Jackson in 59.55 followed by Mark Lyon, Mark Collingwood, Andy Shelton, Darren Fissenden, Amy Mitchell, Lee cook, Ian Scott, Emmajean Hearn, Louise Darrington who knocked 8 minutes off her course PB, Treena Atkin who ran her longest distance and Helena Shelton. Angela Thompson stormed home in 1:07:38 to claim first place in the veteran over 50 ladies.

Sunday saw Skegness and District have a huge turnout at Skegness 10km. A race which pre Covid would have been run in December this race saw us run through each season there was some sun, rain, hail and head wind. It’s a flat race around the Butlins caravan site which goes up and down the Avenues and then doubles back on itself which allows club runners to shout encouragement to one another as they go past.

A staggering 41 runners ran for the club including Martin Jones who pulled on his orange and black vest for the first time. There were an impressive number of PBs including Brian Darrington who finally broke the sub 40 in 39:49, Julia Rayson who treated herself to a 50th birthday PB in 58.59 Fran Stimson who will also be celebrating his birthday wanted to get a sub 50 before his 50th managed his 10km in 48:37. Richard Gibb who came 4th overall got a PB of 33:42, Tracey Collings broke her PB in a time of 54:29. Team Weaver had a wonderful run with both smashing their PBs with Philip doing it in 40.47 followed by son Leo in 41.57. Sally Sharp knocked 2.5 minutes off her previous PB and almost cracked that hour mark by crossing the line in 1:01. Andrew Thompson got a PB in 39:29 in his first time running the Skegness 10km. Andy Mackinder won a £100 voucher and got a PB in a time of 56.28 and finally for the PBs was Darren Fissenden who ran the ripper yesterday also managed a PB today in 43:36.

This week was a great one for two of the clubs youngest members. Luke Haynes represented his school yesterday in the regional schools cross county completion in Suffolk and then hot footed it back to Lincolnshire to represent the club coming back in 16th place in a time of 37:44. Finally Jack Hodgson who is only 15 won the under 18 men’s category in 47:12.

Well done to everyone who ran this weekend!

Skegness and District Running Club continues to be a fully inclusive club, offering dedicated training to runners of all abilities. We have training nights throughout the week in Skegness, Boston, Spilsby & Horncastle. See our Website for further details.

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