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Members of the running club Skegness Coasters competed in the annual Brigg 10K Poppy Race, which raises funds for The Royal British Legion. Over 400 runners, of all shapes, sizes and abilities took part in the popular event.

Starting in Brigg town centre, the route took participants on an out and back route to the village of Cadney, throwing in a couple of gradual inclines along the way, for good measure. Julie Hawkesford commented:

“I really enjoyed the scenery along the course, despite the head wind on the way in.”

Times: Debbie Cussons 57:59 (course PB), Julie Hawkesford 62:06.

Julie and Debbie before Brigg 10K

Coasters Sue Smith, Carole Tumber and Nathan Fisher took part in the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon, which was established in 1982. The course runs largely through Clumber Park, which provides beautiful scenery and is perfect for spectators to support their family and friends along the route. At the finish each runner received a medal and technical running t-shirt.

Sue reflected: “the race was cold and hilly but beautiful….there were stunning autumnal views of Clumber Park.”

Times: Sue Smith 1:59:44, Nathan Fisher 2:09:39, Carole Tumber 2:16:51.

Carole Tumber and Sue Smith post-race.

Danny Evison partook in the ‘Ogre of October’ race, an adventure and obstacle run, organised by Lunacy Runs. The 10K race which is based in the Lincolnshire village of Hatcliffe, took on a range of tough terrains and challenges. The route included fields, woodlands, hills, climbs, ropes, scrambles, carries, netting, jumps, streams and mud.

Danny stated: “it is the hardest obstacle event I have ever done…not to mention freezing cold!” He completed the course in 1:49:50.

Danny Evison with his well-earned ‘Ogre of October’ medal.

* On Sunday 5th November Skegness Coaster Jackie Rhodes took part in the Marlow Striders Half Marathon, with its challenging Chiltern Hills and outstanding natural beauty along country lanes. Jackie completed the 13.1 mile route in 2 hours and 16 minutes. She commented: “It was the hilliest, hardest and ‘hurtiest’ half I have ever done, but it was such a pretty route and I loved it!”

* On Sunday 12th November both Martin Jessop and Carl Clark participated in the Boston Poppy 5 Mile Run, which raises money each year for the Royal British Legion. Martin and Carl both reflected “it was very windy running along the open fields but it was a really enjoyable and very flat course.”

Times: Carl Clark 37:08, Martin Jessop 43:34.

Martin Jessop with his Boston Poppy Run medal.

 * Skegness Coasters Claire Parker and Les Arrowsmith took part in the inaugural, Lovelles Estate Agency Market Rasen 10K race on Remembrance Sunday.

The multi-terrain race took place on roads, fields and forests, and started and finished within Market Rasen Racecourse.

Claire Parker gained an impressive new personal best of 1 hour, 14 minutes and 58 seconds, taking nearly 5 minutes off her previous 10k personal best. Les Arrowsmith finished in a brilliant 1 hour, 16 minutes and 14 seconds.

Claire reflected: “it was a tough course especially in the brutal, strong wind today but there were some beautiful colours in the trees along the course.”

Claire Parker and Les Arrowsmith post-race.

PIC – Claire Parker and Les Arrowsmith post-race.

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