4th November 2018
Skegness and District Running Club proudly attended the Lincolnshire Sports Awards on Thursday evening to support club member Mark Sands who was nominated, and subsequently selected as a finalist for the ‘Veteran of the Year’ award. Helena Shelton said “Mark did a speech at the start which was fantastic and cheeky commenting that “age doesn’t matter.” It was an inspirational evening with so many fantastic achievements with Steve Parry hosting”. Skegness and District run leaders were also invited to the ceremony in recognition for their hard work in coordinating couch to 5k courses across all four sites this year; Boston, Skegness, Spilsby and Horncastle.
Paul Wilson represented SADRC at the Glen Ogle 33 mile ultra on Saturday. It rained cats and dogs from start to finish on the circular route from the villages of Killin to Strathyre following much of the old Glen Ogle railway line. Paul was hoping for 5 hours, so was chuffed with 5.03 due to 3 minutes taking on food etc at half way. Paul remarked that he ‘even managed a bit of a dance at the events ceilidh in the evening!’.
The Three Rivers Challenge starting in South Kyme is a 15mile race of roads and river banks along the rivers Slea, Witham and Skirth. The most recent running of this event took place on Sunday. At the time of going to press the final results were as yet un-published. However, SADRC rose to the challenge with 7 entrants, 2 of whom took the top 2 places; Mark Sands and Chris Reader respectively. Also in attendance were; Curtis Jones, Emma Marshall-Telfer, Helen and Charlie Luff and Jayne Wallis.
Alistair Frost completed the Bonfire Burn 10km on Sunday alongside his sister. A multi-terrain course passing along the northern county fringe of Cambridgeshire. Alistair crossed the finish line in a fantastic time of 44:31.
Skegness and District running club hold training evenings in Spilsby (Tuesday), Horncastle (Wednesday), Boston (Thursday) and Skegness (Friday). New members are always welcome, experienced or not! Visit www.sadrc.co.uk for more information!