Report by Rebecca Porter courtesy of the Skegness Siren.
The club’s C25K group completed their first timed 5K and graduated from the free beginners course.
The ten, dedicated, apprentices to running, have worked incredibly hard over the last nine weeks; building up gradually from 60 seconds of running, to achieving their 5K distance goal.
The group celebrated with a delicious meal at The Welcome where the club meets to start their runs.
All C25K graduates were awarded with a certificate and medal for their superb achievement.
On Sunday, April 2, 14 Skegness Coasters took part in the City of Lincoln 10K – an annual ‘Run For All’ event.
The race route takes in some of Lincoln’s historic landmarks including the cathedral and the city’s Roman walls. Leading the Coasters pack to the finish, was Neil Mitchell in an impressive 38 minutes 58 seconds, placing 131st out of 4802 finishers – a brilliant accomplishment!
Six of the Coasters achieved personal bests at the event.
Emily Avison knocked off a whopping 5 minutes 32 seconds off her previous PB time.
Rebecca Porter shaved off 2 minutes and 24 seconds of her previous 10K PB time and a great 7 minutes and 5 seconds of her course record from last year.
Sally Higgins pipped her previous time by a cool 34 seconds, Carole Tumber by a brilliant 1 minute 24 seconds and Phaedra Bryant was also “really pleased” to get a sub-55-minute time.
Rebecca Porter commented:
“It was a brilliant event…crowds of charity supporters and members of the public lining the streets along the entire route added a special touch….a great community atmosphere with runners spurring other runners on if they were having a tough few minutes…it’s what running is all about!”
Times: Neil Mitchell (38:58) PB, Neil Stocks (52:04), Lee St Quinton (54:06), Paul Whitfield (54:08), Phaedra Bryant (54:13) PB, Carole Tumber (58:04) PB, Emily Avison (1:06:14) PB, Sally Higgins (1:06:19) PB, Sharon Houghton (1:07:11), Kirsty Teasdale (1:07:12), Rebecca Porter (1:14:01) PB, Tracy Sands (1:14:12) PB, Claire Parker (1:22:08), Anita Ullyatt (1:29:50).
Danny Evison participated in a 10 mile obstacle run, also on Sunday, April 2, organised by ‘Rough Events’.
The race based in Grantham offered a mix of woodland running along with hills, steep embankments, climbs and water obstacles and not forgetting ‘lots of mud’; a course not for the faint-hearted!
Danny completed the run in a fantastic 1 hour 52 minutes and 15 seconds stating:
“It is the longest distance I’ve covered at an event….it was a good, enjoyable run with water, mud, sand, sweat and lots of sun!”
The Grantham Cup, Grantham’s premier cross country challenge at the Belton International Horse Trails also took place on April 2.
The race was a mix of terrain; some rough grass and some wooded tracks.
Coaster Annabel Bradley completed the event in a fab 1 hour, 25 minutes and 39 seconds.