Skegness Coasters complete Lincoln Half Marathon

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* The annual Lincoln Half Marathon took place this weekend. Four Skegness Coasters took part in the 13.1 mile race which starts and finishes at the Lincolnshire Showground. The route passed along the Fossdyke Canal, through the stunning Brayford Wharf, before heading uphill towards historic Lincoln to take in the sights of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, before returning to finish at the showground. It was Elly Rutherford’s very first half marathon.

Elly reflected “it was a wet and windy start to a very well organised race. There was excellent support from the organisers, marshals and residents of Lincoln along the route and some great scenery going through the grounds of Lincoln castle. The brilliant support from spectating members of Skegness coasters made it even better when I crossed the finish line.”

Times: Martin Jessop 1:59:44, Nathan Fisher 2:07:54, Ian Bailey 2:17, Elly Rutherford 2:30:26.

PIC – Elly Rutherford after her first half marathon, with fellow Skegness Coaster Ian Bailey.

* On Sunday 24th September Carole Tumber and Sue Smith ran Nottingham Marathon. It was Sue’s 6th marathon and she finished in an impressive 4 hours and 32 minutes, achieving a new PB! It was Carole’s first marathon event finishing in a brilliant 5 hours, 16 minutes and 41 seconds.

* Nathan Fisher and Rachel Shinn were busy running the Rother Valley 5K/10K event, on the same day. Nathan Fisher finished his 10K race in 57 minutes and 33 seconds, and Rachel Shinn ran through the 5K finish line in 33 minutes and 15 seconds.

PIC – Rachel Shinn and Nathan Fisher with their Rother Valley medals.

* Saturday 30th September saw Benjamin Peel and Jackie Rhodes compete in the Lincolnshire Wolds Tough Ten, organised for the first time by Caistor Running Club, who did a superb job!

Ben stated “I hadn’t run it for a few years and had forgotten just how tough it is. It was very enjoyable with perfect weather for running.” Times: Benjamin Peel 1:36 and Jackie Rhodes 1:42

PIC – Jackie Rhodes and Ben Peel before the ‘Tough Ten’

* Skegness Coaster Danny Evison, known for his adventurous streak, participated in the Airfield Anarchy: The Last Stand. A tough 10K obstacle and mud run which takes place on Winthorpe Airfield in Newark. Danny completed the challenge in 1 hour and 47 minutes.

PIC – Danny during the Airfield Anarchy event.

* The Skegness Coasters free C25K course is now in full swing. Members have just completed week 2 of the course and are progressing brilliantly.

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* The Skegness 10K is now open for entries. This year’s race will take place on Sunday 19th November and will raise funds for RNLI Skegness. For more information please visit: www.skegness10k.com We are in need of marshals on the route and volunteers at race HQ; to help on race day. If you are able to help, please also visit the website.

* Skegness Coasters caters for all abilities and meets every Tuesday at 18.30 at The Welcome Inn, Skegness.