The Country to Capital ultra marathon took place on Saturday 13th January.
Skegness and District Running Club member Abbie Eldred, who was back in the UK for this race from Cyprus where she now lives and works as part of her job as a medic in the RAF (formerly from Coningsby), completed the 44 miles of country trails and tow path in 9:33hrs. Emma Marshall-Telfer from Tattershall started with her and said “I got to checkpoint 3 at 26.4miles and made the right decision to finish. I’m not upset considering how ill i have been, I take it as a victory and the 1st of my long runs”. The race started in Wendover and finished at Little Venice via the Grand Union Canal tow path.
Following a spate of injury for both Stuart Cragg and Angela Thompson through 2017, the SADRC members and Spilsby couple were pleased and relieved to cross the finish line pain-free on Sunday 14th at the Brass Monkey half marathon in York. This was Angela’s first run of the year after injuring her hip on Christmas Eve. She did very well to finish in a good time of 1.55.38. Stuart finished in 1.30.48. The times may be slower than last year but to run healthy and enjoy it was more important this time around.