Where have SADRC not been this week. Here, there and everywhere!
Paul Jackson and Jeff Shelton both completed Wednesday Nights Cleethorpes Athletic Clubs Coxby Crawl two lapper (8.8 miles) (say that quickly!). Paul finished in first place, a fantastic run finishing in a time of 54:59. Jeff also ran well, especially on a difficult course to finish in 84:41. Excellent running from both gentlemen.
The Holkham 10km was on Saturday with Sam Fox and Mark Sands in attendance. The event is set within the grounds of the magnificent eighteenth-century Holkham Hall Estate. Runners can take in some of the stunning scenery of the Holkham Hall grounds. It’s a slightly off road race, but that didn’t put Sam off who finished 16th in her age category with a time of 53:45. Sam was joined on her run with Mark.
A massive celebration for this next gentleman! Guy Hatton. On Sunday, Guy ran his 50th Marathon!!! Moreton Marathon. He thanked his wife Paddy for her dedication and support, and Amy and Victoria for their continued help in keeping him in once piece after the marathon. A tough race down south, but one Guy grabbed with both hands and tackled.
The Ashbourne Half Marathon combined the 2019 British Masters Half Marathon Championships on Sunday. Colin Chambers claimed GOLD for the British Masters 75+ category in a time of 1:53:16 A very proud day, Well Done! Rebecca Grice and Julie Goodwin both ran a great race on a very tough course with a1100ft elevation gain. The hills were never ending. They finished with a time of 2:21:23 and 2:21:38 respectively. Despite this, the Peak District is one of the most beautiful places to run, even with a few hills.
Burn Valley Half Marathon, described as “one the most scenic and demanding races in England” starts and finishes in the market town of Masham. We thought Ashbourne had hills, but beating it slighting with a 1214ft elevation gain! Crickey! Ian Kocko finished the run, labelled it as the hardest half he has ever done, in a great time of 1:55:00 with a rewarding beer at the end, made it all worthwhile!
The sun shone in the lovely city of Leeds this Sunday. Three club members took to the streets where the Run For All, Jane Tomlinson’s Foundation started in 2007. Emmajean Hearn was first home, with a 10k PB of 49:38. Emmajean has worked very hard this year to get under than 50 minute barrier, aswell as finishing 25th in her age category! Well Done! Emmajean was followed by husband Jimmy Hearn 51:22, who was closely followed by Steve Collins in 56:34.
10 Runners from SADRC appeared at the Caistor ‘Sting in the Tail 10km’ on Sunday. It is a highly popular race, with a Lincolnshire sausage for every finisher! Running extremely well at the moment, and finishing 2nd for the under 18’s was Luke Haynes who ran 43:55; fantastic running. Luke’s Dad, Mark, wasn’t too far behind with a time of 48:06 and Chris Hurst who ran a course PB of 4 minutes. Lee Cook ran 52:40, Charlie Luff 57:08 and William Daulat finished in 58:32. Great running chaps!
Helen Luff finished first lady for SADRC 56:42 and 11th lady in her age category. Helen was followed by Hilary Speller 1:03:20, Natasha Haynes 1:07:04 and Carol Daulat, on the back of the Humber Half in 1:09:05. Well Done Ladies!
SADRC trains in Spilsby, Horncastle, Boston and Skegness. Please look for “Skegness and District Running Club on Facebook or online.