The inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon was this weekend and saw 5 members complete the new Half Marathon. First back with a great time of 01:57:36 was Robin Harrison, who continues his running streak with day 118, as well as raising £650 for Alzheimer’s Society. Robin managed a fantastic PB knocking 10 minutes of his previous time. Next back was Shawn Thomas also with a time of under the 2 hour block of 01:58:38 and a 4 minute PB. First lady home was Jayne Walis in a time of 02:01:53 with Sarah Thomas following with a time of 02:17:13. Again another PB knocking off a massive 9 minutes. Last home, and coming back from injury was Rebecca Grice finishing in a time of 02:31:53 whilst raising £350 for Brain Tumour Research. The course ran through the streets of London, running past all the Landmarks and a fantastic morning was had by all.
Also in London was the Hyde Park 10km. Hannah Chapman and Stacey Oliver both ran the 10km, and enjoyed every minute. Stacey ran the 10km in a time of 1:07 and Hannah in 1:12. Well Done Ladies.
Next up was Gainsborough and Morton 10km who saw 3 ladies run for SADRC; Sarah Emily, Becky Lee and Sarah Smith. Sarah Smith ran a PB race of 53:27 knocking 1 minute off her previous time. Sarah Emily also ran a PB race knocking a big 3 minutes off her previous time finishing in 54:43. Becky Lee was just pleased to finish and happy to be back running again, and finished in 54:04. Great running Ladies!
After the disappointment of the cancellation of last week’s Ashby 20, Mark Sands went online to find a replacement. Mark ran in the inaugural Oundle 20. It was hillier than expected but he ran strong and completed the course in an amazing time of 1.56 and won the race! Well done Mark!
In addition to postponed races, the Hull 20 Mile Road Race was now this week. It was a perfect spring day in complete contrast to the previous weekend of snow which saw the race cancelled. Flying the Skegness colours were Brain Darrington, running his first 20 mile race (02:56:06), aswell as Kerry Bird’s (03:26:13) first 20 miler (and longest run to date), Mark Lyon (02:46:42), Chris Reader, Matt West and back from injury Andy Shelton (02:31:34). Chris Reader and Matt West both achieved fantastic PBs. Matt with a massive 22minute PB finishing in a time of 2:15:50 and Chris finishing just before with a time of 2:15:14 which was a PB for himself too. Amazing running!!
A fantastic weekend of running, and lots of PB achieved. Well Done to all Skegness and District Runners!