Coasters local running club round-up

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On Sunday, October 8 Phaedra Bryant took on the Royal Parks Half Marathon, which she had never done before.

Finishing in 2:20:58, Phaedra reflected

“I would certainly run this one again. The first part of the route is amazing, taking in Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and Downing Street, before returning back through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The crowd support was fantastic.”

Phaedra with her medal after the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Phaedra ran the 13.1 mile race to raise funds for the National Autistic Society. So far she has raised £335. If you would like to sponsor Phaedra, please visit:

Skegness Coaster Debbie Galloway Cussons also ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon, in London this weekend, in memory of her much-loved brother Terry, on what would have been his 63rd birthday.

Debbie has set up a fundraising page to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. If you would like to sponsor her, please visit:

Debbie said:

“I agree with Phaedra about the fantastic crowd support along the route but I’m not sure I would do it again as Hyde Park seemed to go on forever.” Debbie completed her race in a fantastic 2 hours, 21 minutes and 35 seconds.

Debbie with her medal after the Royal Parks Half Marathon, which she ran in memory of her brother Terry.

Skegness Coaster Andy Bailey took part in the 24 hour race ‘Equinox’, as part of a six member team called ‘Knights of the Unstable’.

His team completed 19 laps of the very challenging 10K course, which takes place at Belvoir Castle. Andy commented

“It was a great weekend with lots of familiar faces from many park runs I have done. It was very well organised with excellent catering facilities. We immensely enjoyed the whole event!”

Andy during a night lap at Equinox

Benjamin Peel ran the Oxford Half Marathon organised by Virgin Sport.

The race started in the city centre and took Ben on a running tour of world-famous museums, universities and parks.

“The Oxford Half was very well organised with lots of support and music all around the route. Even though I was disappointed with my time, there was a great goody bag, medal and t-shirt at the end.”

Ben finished in a great 2 hours and 11 minutes.”

The Perkins Great Eastern Run was attended by two Skegness Coasters.

The 13.1 mile race takes place at Peterborough each year.

The route, which takes in views around the city, starts and finishes at the Embankment which runs alongside the River Nene. Robert Rennie finished in 1 hour and 29 minutes achieving an impressive new personal best and Jackie Rhodes finished in 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Martin Ross took part in the ‘Tennyson 8’ which started and finished at the George and Dragon pub in Hagworthingham.

The 8 mile, multi-terrain race takes participants along local bridleways and footpaths and a short stretch of tarmac, taking in the countryside where Alfred Tennyson was born.

Martin completed the event in 1 hour, 1 minute and 16 seconds.

All proceeds from the race are to be donated to the charity ‘Lives’.

The Skegness 10K is now Full, but organisers are still very much in need of marshals on the route and volunteers at race HQ; to help on race day.

If you are able to help, please visit the website:

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

The Skegness 10k 2017 finishers medal has also now had it’s reveal:

The Skegness 10K will take place on Sunday, November 19.

Runners who complete the course will get a ‘lovely bit of bling’ and proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI.

If you would like to enter, or offer support (much needed) on the day to help this great cause please visit for more information.