29th July 2018
SADRC Conquer Heckington without flying away!
This week saw the final Bolingbroke Breaker 10km of the season with 90 entrants for the sunny, yet cooler evening than the last. First back was Mark Sands with a time of 00:34:25 followed by Paul Jackson (00:37:51) and Ed Crawford (00:40:54). Molly Mckay finished first for the SADRC ladies with 00:48:37, followed by Emily Gelder (00:53:50) and Becky Lee (00:55:22) in tow.
The Breaker saw Martin Beagley, a Boston C25K finisher, run his first race as a SADRC member and finished with a strong time of 00:55:30 describing the run as “…a great course with an amazing atmosphere.” Lee Cook also decided to take on the Breaker as his first race wearing the black and orange vest, aswell as it being his first ever 10km, finishing under the hour with 00:58:12. Fantastic running for both gentlemen!
During the weekend, and a quick change in weather, came a very windy, yet sunny, Heckington Show 10 miler. A fantastic turn out for SADRC with 21 members running the 10 mile road race. Great results all round for this race with the Ladies, Leanne Rickett (01:17:42) Angela Thompson (01:18:24) and Helen Luff (01:30:02) being presented with the fasted female team. A huge well done to you three, amazing running! Colin Chambers came first in his age category running a great race, finishing 96th overall with a time of 01:20:58.
Other fantastic achievements were William Kelly (01:01:40) who came in the top ten, finishing 8th overall, finishing just a couple of minutes behind the winner. Jonathan Francis ran a strong race finishing 63rd in a time of 01:15:43. Ian Scott (01:24:04) also ran well, and went on to work the rest of the show with the St Johns Ambulance! Helena Shelton has come back from injury (02:04:53) as well as Rachel Lear (02:12:10), who both finished the race with smiles on their face. Big shout out goes to Maurice Tompkins, who did the C25K in Boston last year, and ran his first ever 10 miler race without stopping once, and finished with a time of 02:25:17 proving that age does not stop a runner!! A fantastic race, and well done to all.
A big thank you to the Heckington Show organisers and Sleaford Striders for putting on such a fantastic race. Well marshalled, plenty of water stations and a great atmosphere.
If you would like to take your running further or find out more about getting started you are more than welcome at any of the club running nights, Spilsby on Tuesdays, Horncastle on Wednesdays, Boston on Thursdays and Skegness on Fridays. All abilities are welcomed with support, advice and a great run guaranteed.