Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Sunday 8th September
Where have we not been this week! What a busy week for Skegness and District Running Club! Fantastic results from so many runners, Well Done!
On Wednesday, 4 SADRC runners took to the last Wolds Dash of the year. In Blustery conditions, all 4 runners crossed the line with good times. Paul Jackson was first back for SADRC in a time of 26:54 and finishing 7th in the race. It was a family even thereafter with Mark Haynes finishing in a time of 33:39 and Natasha Haynes finishing in 45:42. Luke Haynes also ran the Wolds Dash but ran the Junior race finishing 1st in his age Category (under 17s) with a time of 23:24.
East Coast 10km (Mablethorpe 10km)
Always a popular run for SADRC runners. An amazing 25 runners made it to the 10km, all for the 99 after the race! There were not just 99 being handed out at the end, but prizes galore too! Being pipped to the post in a sprint finish, Mark Sands finished second in 34:54 but finished first in his age category (V40). Darren Weston finished first in his age category in 40:05 (V50). Darrel Brown raced a PB race with a time of 42:10. Colin Chambers, coming back from running for England also finished first in his age category (V70+) with 50:11.
Gail Davis finished first lady for SADRC with 48:52. Leanne Rickett came across the line finishing first in her age category (V35) too with 49:13. Kate Howard came in 3rd SADRC lady with 56:48.
This race also included a couple of runners who have come back from personal health recoveries but are back running, which is fantastic to see and back at club nights joining in the fun. Jane Martin finished in 1:05:32 and Shaun Mcgarry in 1:16:41. Great to see you both back racing!
Great running from everyone!!
Great North Run Half Marathon
The Great North Run, the biggest half marathon in England where over 50,000 runners cross the starting line! With such a busy course, it is rare a PB is ran however SADRC runners proved this wrong. Chris Hurst ran a PB with a time of 01:45:59 and with all her Marathon Training under her belt, Steph Scott ran a PB time too, 02:00:59, a half marathon distance was a breeze.
Rebecca Hobson ran her first Half Marathon raising money for Cancer Research UK. Becky finished in a time of 02:45:49. What a first half marathon to experience!
Husband and Wife Duo, Shaun and Sarah Thomas ran together and finished with a time of 02:16:14. Another duo, Jimmy and Emmajean Hearne again ran together finishing in 02:09:48. Steve Collins ran the course in 02:26:12 and Steve said it was the best half marathon he has ever run, where he “had an ice lolly and half pint at the 16.5km.” Sue Guantlett finished in 02:37:32, 31 years after running her first ever half, this was Sues 2nd half marathon. Robin Harrison 02:26:17, Julie Goodwin 02:12:50 and Lauren Raywood, running for Macmillian Cancer finished in a time of 02:09:41.
Newton Fraction Half Marathon (Grantham)
Graham Farley held the flag for SADRC and ran The 14th Newton Fraction Half Marathon on Sunday. The course heads out of town into the countryside onto the Grantham to Nottingham Canal. Graham finished with a chip time of 2:33:16. Great running on a tough course with a few testing hills thrown into the mix!
Ambleside Trial 60km
Mark Lyon and Lee Cook took on the Ambleside Trial 60km! Not being put off his last one, this was Marks second Ultra whereas this race made Lee an Ultra Marathon Runner! The Ambleside Trial starts from Rothay Park, and is a 60km loop made up of some iconic Lake District running. Mark described “20 miles of the course impossible to run on. Lots of mountain climbing involved, the hardest race I’ve done by miles,” however saying the views was out of this world. Swings and roundabouts I suppose! Both gentlemen ran an immense race, and to complete a course like this, is fantastic! Mark finished in a time of 10:05:00 and Lee cook finished in 12:54:00 To run for that long, is a fantastic achievement, and they both had each other for support! Amazing running gentleman!
Yorkshireman Trail Half-Marathon
Andrew Gledhill travelled up north to take on the Yorkshireman Trial Half Marathon! The race started in Haworth and covered open moorland and the highest point in West Yorkshire. Andy ran a fantastic race, and finished 5th in his age category in a time of 02:23:30 especially when the course was slightly longer than a half, coming in at 14.8 miles.
Who knows where the orange and black will end up next week!