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The Sting is in the Tail for Coasters

Report by Rebecca Porter courtesy of the Skegness Siren

Skegness Coasters headed to Caistor on Sunday, July 2 for the sixth running of the popular Caistor ‘Sting in the Tail’ 10K.

The event, which is organised by Caistor Running Club, hosts a field of 500 runners competing over the glorious Lincolnshire Wolds.

This year’s race, which coincided with Caistor’s annual street party ‘Caistor goes…Mardi Gras!’ is renowned for its ‘sting’ before the finish line.

Coaster Sue Smith said: “I had a brilliant run up to the 8K mark, it was a fast course, but then you turn a corner and you face the gruelling ‘sting’; an amazing array of quite dramatic climbs”

Sue also commented that along with her fellow Skegness Coasters, she ran with “a banana, a yellow chicken, a panda, and a bride and groom.”

It was Sue’s third time running this course, completing it in 52 minutes and 16 seconds; a new course personal best.

Club run leader Jackie Rhodes said:

“It was the hardest, hottest and hilliest 10K I have ever done…will I be back next year? Of course!”

First Coaster in and taking part in the race for the first time was Robert Rennie, in an impressive 43 minutes and 20 seconds.

Janet Harmston finished in 52 minutes exactly, closely followed by David Young in 53:09.

Andy Wilkinson beat the hour, gaining a course personal best of 59:34.

First timer Carole Tumber finished in 1:01:23, Phaedra Bryant in 1:01:44 and Helen Kennedy with a course personal best of 1:01:58.

The Skegness 10K is now open for entries.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday, November 19.

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Marshals are needed on the route and volunteers at race HQ to help on race day.



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