What a different week weather wise this week was from last, that Lincoln 10km must end up going down in running folk lore! This week an incredible 35 runners donned their orange and blacks and represented Skegness and district at four different events.
Firstly there was the Trident sports first ever Revesby run series. Held at the Revesby estate this is a series of four events with the next being held on Dec 28th. Runners got the choice of 5 or 10 miles over a mixture of road and off road with a helping of mud to make it extra fun.
Skegness and District ladies did brilliantly with Tammy Rainbow coming second overall in the 5 miles in a time of 40.35 followed by Sarah Dowling, Tracey Collins, Jane Martin, Janine Baker, Louise Darrington and Elaine Blair.
Angela Thompson romped home in second lady overall for the 10 miles followed by Julie Franklin and Amy Lambley who ran her first ever off road race.
The men were represented in the 5 miler by Fran Stimson, Graham Farley and Andy Mackinder who ran his first race for Skegness and District.
Paul Jackson was the first man back for the club and 2nd over all in the 10 miler in a time of 1:04 Mark sands was hot on his heels for 3rd place followed by Brian Darrington, Andy Shelton, Lee Cook and Dave Kenyon. Everyone said how well organised and friendly the event was and as many members have entered the whole series it is likely to be mentioned regularly over the next few months.
Slightly further away was the Gainsborough and Morton 10km which was run on closed roads around the flat Lincolnshire farm lands. First runner home for Skegness and District was Luke Haynes in 39:12 ahead of his dad Mark and Ben Liveridge. Henrietta Wells was First Lady back for the club in 50:50 other runners included Julie Goodwin, Lora Hawkins, Helena Shelton, Treena Atkin, Natasha Haynes, Carol Daulat and c25k graduate Ruth Clark who ran her first 10km race. The flat landscape and November winds did mean runners had to battle a few Miles of head wind however it didn’t stop Sally Sharp achieving a PB in a time of 1:03.
Four runners headed along to The Three Rivers Challenge which is a 15 miles trail Run along Rivers Slea, Skirth and Witham. Mark Lyon came third in 1:52 followed by Ash Brown who battled a fellow runner over the last two miles for fourth place also running were Andrew Gledhill and our only lady to enter Emmajean Hearn.
Much much further afield and hopefully warmer was Guy Hatton who completed his 65th Marathon in Barcelona.