Coasters Rock up to races

Report by Rebecca Porter courtesy of the Skegness Siren.

This weekend Skegness Coaster Martin Ross travelled to Brighton for his marathon length race.

The route winded through the city streets before finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront, renowned for its ‘buzzing’ atmosphere and roaring crowd support.

Martin completed the race in a great time of 4 hrs 19 mins, despite the extremely hot weather.

Skegness Coaster Sue Smith fancied a race further afield and opted for the Zurich Marathon, on April 9th.

The event is a fantastic backdrop for Zurich’s charming old town, the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and the beautiful lake Zurich.

“It was a reasonably flat course around the lake and there was beautiful scenery and it was very well organise. We all got a great medal and a bright orange finisher’s top at the end. I would run it again but today’s temperatures (highs of 25 degrees and no breeze) were not ideal for running but all in all it was a good experience with lots of support and shouts of ‘Come on Skeggy’ from ex-pats, along the route.”

Sue achieved a fantastic marathon time of 4hrs and 18 mins; gaining a new personal best.

The ‘Tealby Trail Challenge’ was attended by four Skegness Coasters also on Sunday April 9.

The 9-mile race was organised by Wolds Veteran Runner’s Club and raised money for their designated charity ‘Lincs Air Ambulance’.

Neil Stocks, Ben Peel, Jackie Rhodes and Carole Tumber enjoyed the race and the sweet treats for all finishers.

“The trail run was very hot, very hilly and very hard work, but the cake (especially the rocky road) at the end was lovely,” said Neil.

“There was beautiful scenery along the route and it was one of the best races I’ve ever been in” added Jackie.

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