Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Cleethorpes AC New Year’s Day 10K

The Cleethorpes AC 10K takes place on New Year’s Day each year and starts and finishes at the seafront. Just over 400 entrants took to the closed roads for the 2019 edition, completing two small loops before heading away to complete a larger lap. 
Classed on the website as a flat and fast course, Rick Dobbs, who was a local in his youth, booked this as a first race returning from a summer injury. Rick confirmed the course is flat and had potential for being a PB course, finishing with a chip time of 53.39. 
The finishers’ T-Shirt is unique in that each year a band album cover is used. This year’s shirt was the cover of Joy Division’s debut album ‘Unknown Pleasures.’ 
The race was won by Lewis Jagger of Sheffield Running Club in 30:19; Jo Williams of Lothian AC was the women’s winner in 36:48.

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