Trio medal haul for Coaster

Lee Croft Athletics, Featured Leave a Comment

Skegness Coasters members were out and about this week facing the searing heat and sunshine to compete in various races.

The Liverpool Rock &Roll Series was attended by Rachel Shinn and Rebecca Porter.

Rachel took part in the 5k race on Saturday along with Rebecca, who also competed in the half marathon the following day.

Rachel finished the 5k in a respectable 34.42 and Rebecca finished in 34.55 which was a new personal best for her at this distance.

Rebecca then took on her second race for the weekend on the Sunday, finishing her very first half marathon in 2.56.36.

She received medals for each event and an extra ‘remix’ medal for competing in both (pictured).

She said of the Half marathon:

“Even though it was tough at times i enjoyed it so much! Met so many lovely people & the atmosphere was amazing! Also it was A LOT hillier than I thought!!”

Rebecca with her medals.

Carl Clark took part in the Nottingham 10k on Sunday in a commendable time of 47.01 – he said he found it difficult due to the heat especially in the final 1.5 miles. He finished in 315th place out of 2249 finishers, coming 53rd in his age category.

Last Wednesday evening saw Coasters turn out for the Covenham 10k, which is part of the local Summer Series race league. Organised by Cleethorpes AC, this is a flat 2 lap course on the roads alongside the Covenham reservoir.

Mark Harvey was first in for the Coasters, finishing in 8th place overall with a time of 39.19, Neil Mitchell came in 15th place with 40.49 and Janet Harmston finished in 53.42.

Janet commented that she found it very difficult in the heat and was hoping to encounter some breeze along the way but it just didn’t happen!

The Skegness Coasters cater for all ability of runner and hold regular couch to 5k beginners courses.

For more info regarding the club, please visit www.skegnesscoasters.org.uk , find us on FB or call 07803436008.