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Coasters brave elements in Cambridge and Grantham

Report by Rebecca Porter courtesy of the Skegness Siren.

On a blustery and rainy Sunday morning two members of the Skegness Coasters running club competed in events.

One in the county and one further afield.

Janet Harmston participated in the ‘Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon’, which is organised by Grantham Athletic Club.

The race started on the track at Kesteven Sports Stadium before heading out into the Lincolnshire countryside and onto the Grantham to Nottingham towpath.

The route went through Woolsthorpe and Belsvoir, taking on some tough hills along the way, before heading back to the race track for the finish.

Each finisher was rewarded with a finisher’s top, medal and goody bag.

Janet said: “It was the hardest race I have ever run in, because of the harsh weather conditions.”

Janet completed the half marathon in an impressive two hours, 1 minute and 50 seconds (2hrs:1min:50secs).

On the same day, Carole Tumber ran the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon.

The marathon heads through the centre of Cambridge, passing some of the city’s finest buildings.
Carole was over the moon with her finishing time.

“Despite the poor weather, I got a PB and shaved 12 minutes and 54 seconds of my Lincoln Half Marathon time, so I am very happy,” she said.

Carole completed the course in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds (2hrs:12mins:58secs).


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