Skegness Coasters tackle Rome 10K

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On New Year’s Day four members of the Skegness Coasters running club took part in the annual Cleethorpes 10K, which is organised by Cleethorpes Athletics Club. The fast, flat race was held around the streets of Cleethorpes and Humberston. Each finisher received a great technical running top for their efforts.

Ben Peel reflected “the course was much improved this year with total road closures for the first time. The unseasonably warm weather made for a great day’s running too.”

Times: David Young 49:15, Janet Harmston 52:06, Ben Peel 54:14, Carole Tumber 1:00:32

Two keen Coasters travelled to Italy to participate in the Rome 10K on New Year’s Eve. The great course took in the Colosseum, Spanish steps, the Trevi Fountain to name a few. Ian Bailey commented “it was a fantastic course and perfect weather. 2700 runners ran and the streets were lined with spectators cheering you on. The only thing I was not keen on was the cobbled streets and endless hills!” Sue Smith and Ian Bailey finished in 57 minutes and 26 seconds and 57 minutes and 57 seconds respectively.

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

Pic: Skegness Coasters David Young, Janet Harmston, Carole Tumber and Ben Peel before the Cleethorpes 10K