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Sunday 8th January

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

A week into 2023 and we are all back to our regular routines. So far the New Year has brought us unseasonably mild weather, with lots of wind and rain thrown into the mix.

The first of this weekends events saw the monthly run of the Skegness Boating Lake 5k hosted by Skegness and District running club. The conditions were blowy, but 34 brave souls battled the strong winds to post some great times. First home was Phillip Weaver in a time of 20.16, Ricky Burrows was a close second in 20.20 with Jack Kennell not far behind in 20.31. First of the ladies was Janet Harmston in 26.06, chased by Ruth Bullen in 26.12, and the third lady back was Diane Fryer in 27.04.

The next Boating lake 5k event will take place on Saturday 11th February . All are welcome; both club and non club runners. It is free of charge, fully marshalled, and a great course. See Facebook for further details.

Sunday brought us the final event in our Cross Country Season with the Lincolnshire County Cross Country Championships. The championships held at Biscathorpe had everything a good cross country course needs, Hills, Mud and lots of Water. Cross Country is not for the faint hearted, but that doesn't mean its not for everyone.

Skegness and District were represented by 17 runners from the club, with some strong performances from the team. The men went off first in sunny but blustery conditions. First back for the club was Steven Dowse, followed by Lee Mullen and Paul Jackson.

The sun disappeared as the ladies took the start adding to the chilly conditions on the line. First Skegness lady back was Sarah Dowling, followed by Ruth Bullen and Amy Mitchell.

Other finishers for the Club were Ash Brown, Dave Kenyon, Ed Crawford (Team Captain), Andy Shelton, Darren Fissenden, James Willis, Phillip Weaver, Luke Haynes, Kirsty Boulton, Lora Robinson and Louise Darrington. At the time of writing official results have yet to be published. Thank you to all of those that came to support us.

After the days races; this seasons presentations were made with Skegness and District Ladies Team Captain Sarah Dowling winning 2nd Vet Woman and Sarah along with Amy Mitchell and Kirsty Boulton taking 2nd in the ladies overall team competition.

Trigger Fell Race

Congratulations Steven Bark who ran in the "Trigger Fell Race" on Sunday!

Steven had to navigate his way from Marsden over Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder to Edale visiting three trigs points on route. The linear route is measured at 21 miles with 1650m feet climb.

Steven crossed the line in 05:08:10 finishing 67th out of 175 starters. An epic run, and achievement. Congratulations!

....(and we thought XC was hard)

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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