On Sunday a large contingent of twenty runners from Grantham Running Club journeyed across the county to compete in the
Skegness 10K. This race promised to be a fast and flat course. The weather was, as the motto goes, 'so bracing' - cold and dry, perfect for running. After collecting numbers, dropping off bags and taking the obligatory group photo, the runners lined up for a prompt 10am start. Although billed as the Skegness 10K, the race started in Ingoldmells and, it turned out, was wholly to be run in a caravan park. This involved a combination of loops and doubling back, making for a rather uninteresting course. This negative was more than compensated for by plenty of marshals and good support en route.
|PB for Peter|
For many of the runners, the flat course fulfilled it's promise; Melanie Taylor, Emma Weighill, Amanda Mumby, Stuart Baty, Julie Gilbert and Rosalind Sadler joined Rachael and Peter in running a PB - their fastest time ever. Martin Carter and Brendon Buckley, running he
roically, ran their fastest time of the season.
All the runners got a medal and goody bag. Both the medal and the (optional) T-shirt sported the RNLI lifeboat motif. All profits from the race were donated to RNLI Skegness.
Results: Peter Bonner 41:34; Paul Davis 43:03; Simon Smith 46:48; Stuart Baty 47:48; Martin Carter 49:31; Rachael Smith 50:51; Suzanne Britz 51:07; Caroline Davis 54:35; Rosalind Sadler 55:24; Julie Gilbert 55:51; Simon Hartley 56:36; Sue Swann 57:21; Jacqueline Jacobs 58:31; Brendon Buckley 58:49; Nicholas Jones 59:02; Emma Weighill 1:02:29; Amanda Mumby 1:05:17; Edina Burns 1:06:08; Vicky Willan 1:06:20; Melanie Taylor 1:08:23