Great turnout for coasters

Lee Croft Athletics, Featured, Sport Leave a Comment

On Sunday, (July 30) a group of 17 keen Skegness Coasters headed off to race in the second ever ‘Great Grimsby 10K’.

The event started not far from Grimsby Town Hall.

Along the route, the field of 3000 runners, ventured down Bargate, Scartho Road, Louth Road, onto the New Waltham Bypass, along Peaks Parkway, before heading into Welholme Road to be met with the inflatable finish line and rapturous applause from supporters, in People’s Park.

Each runner was awarded with a medal, brilliantly designed running top and a goody bag.

In the park, there was an array of performers, live music, sports activities, stalls, food and drink to help everybody celebrate.

The event was well organised and the club commented on how volunteers were extremely encouraging and helpful and the Skegness Coasters would like to extend a big thank you to all those involved in making the event happen.

Phaedra Bryant said:

“I would definitely run this 10K again; excellent event!”


Janet Harmston 50:05, Sue Smith 50:25 PB, Neil Stocks 52:44 CPB, Peter Fulwood 57:45 PB, Julie Hawkesford 58:21, Andy Wilkinson 58:54, Nathan Fisher 59:05, Phaedra Bryant 59:08 CPB, Jackie Rhodes 59:41, Michael Hawkesford 1:00:59, Debbie Cussons 1:03:09, Elly Rutherford 1:03:59 CPB, Rachel Shinn 1:10:23, Vicky Lewis 1:15:58 PB, Rebecca Porter 1:22:22 CPB, Beth Ransom 1:22:22 PB, Claire Parker 1:22:23 CPB.

Coaster and music-lover Andy Bailey travelled to Northampton to take part in the ‘Saxons, Vikings and Normans’ Music Legends event, which on this occasion paid homage to ‘Prince’.

Andy Bailey with his epic medal at the ‘Prince’ Music Legends Challenge.

Andy completed five laps of the 3.5 mile route and even dyed his hair purple for the ‘rocking’ event.

On Sunday, July 23, Coaster Janet Harmston ran the Little Cawthorpe 10K.

The event started at The Splash, in Louth, and raised money for the Emma-Jayne Memorial Fund.

Janet finished in 56 minutes and 40 seconds.

Summer Series Updates:

Click’em Inn 5 Miles – Janet Harmston completed the hilly route in a great 43:22.

Bolingbroke Breaker 8 Miles – Sue Smith was the third lady to finish, in an impressive 1 hour 11 minutes.

The Skegness 10K is now open for entries.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday, November 19 and will raise funds for RNLI Skegness.

For more information visit:

The event is in need of marshals on the route and volunteers at race HQ to help on race day.

The next free, C25K course begins on Thursday, September 21.

Coasters in happy spirits at the race start of the Great Grimsby 10K.

For more information visit the Skegness Coasters’ C25K Facebook group or email

Skegness Coasters caters for all abilities and meets every tuesday at 6.30pm at The Welcome Inn, Skegness.