2014 News

December:-

The Lincolnshire Runner XC League Match 4
Last weekend was the fourth and final match of The Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League at Hubbards Hills, Louth. The grassed area had been rained on and combined with the hilly terrain it made for typical cross country conditions. Of the 195 runners that turned out on this bracing and wet morning, 12 of them were from Mablethorpe RC, both juniors & seniors.
The results have now been published but unfortunately the distances I haven’t been able to ascertain:

(U11 Girls) – Ellie Rainbow – 10m 39s.
(U15 Girls) – Alice Hockham – 17m 45s.
(U20 & S/V Women) – Janine Stones – 23m 46s. Tammy Rainbow – 24m 35s. Sheryl Hawse – 24m 43s. Sharon Wheatley Margarson – 31m 23s. Elaine Wilson – 32m 38s.
(U11 Boys) – Lewis Leader – 9m 12s. Colby Hawse – 11m 34s.
(U13 Boys) – Archie Rainbow – 11m 08s.
(U20 & S/V Men) – Chris Rainbow – 34m 13s. Roger Blake 40m 10s.

We do know that the Mablethorpe Senior Women won their category in the Lincs League. Pictured below after realising this are (L-R), Sheryl Hawse, Janine Stones and Tammy Rainbow. However, league medals and shields will be awarded after the final race at the County Championships at Riseholme, Lincoln on Sunday 4th January.

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Mablethorpe Running Club’s Annual Presentation Evening
Every year Mablethorpe Running Club hold a presentation evening where we recognise and award our members for their achievements with the results as follows:

Club Person Of The Year: Debbie Kew
(Awarded to Debbie for her dedication and encouragement to coaching many female newcomers to our Club).

Best Newcomer: Debbie Jinks
(Debbie has only been running for 1 year but is extremely keen and has continually improved race upon race. Debbie also was picked out of the ballot box for the Club’s London Marathon 2015 place).

Outstanding Achievement: Rob Hawse
(Rob competed at national level on the track this year in Birmingham coming 4th in both the 1500m and 500m).

Best Female Performance: Sheryl Hawse
(This award was for Sheryl’s Scunthorpe 5km Park Run for which she was the 1st lady with a PB time of 19m 40s).

Best Male Performance: Rob Hawse
(Also at national level, Rob ran a PB 4m 43s mile on the track at Manchester earlier this year).

Most Improved Female: Elaine Wilson
(This went to Elaine for what we understand to be a whopping 18 PB’s in her races from 2013-2014).

Most Improved Male: Roger Blake
(Roger PB’d his marathon, half marathon and 10k race times this year).

Best Female Vet: Tammy Rainbow
(For her sub 3h 30m London Marathon goal and PB and since entering the vet category, Tammy has had many 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in races).

Best Male Vet: Kev Harrison
(Kev has had some outstanding Park Runs this year and also a fantastic time of 1h 33m 56m in his debut half marathon).

The junior members of Mablethorpe Running Club continue to grow from strength to strength with great enthusiasm and we recognised that every one of them achieved something for which they were duly rewarded.

(Pictured below L-R are Tammy Rainbow, Debbie Kew & Sheryl Hawse).

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Market Rasen 10k
Last Sunday 448 athletes, mainly from Lincolnshire, flooded the streets of Market Rasen for the annual 10k road running event.
From Mablethorpe, only Kev Harrison took part finishing 45th in 41m 16s.
The first four to finish were from Lincoln Wellington AC:
1. Shane Robinson (32m 40s)
2. Ronny Wilson (32m 40s)
3. Joe Wilkinson (32m 56s)
4. Ryan Page (33m 56s)
The 1st Female was Rachel Nathan (also of Lincoln Wellington AC) (14h overall) in an impressive 37m 55s.

November:-

The Lincolnshire Runner XC League 2014/2015 Match 3
Match 3 of this popular series took place at Riseholme College, Lincoln last Sunday. This time there were 241 entrants across all age groups, 5 of which were from Mablethorpe RC with the results as follows:

(U15 Girls) – Distance 3100m. Alice Hockham – 16m 48s.
(U20 & S/V Women) – Distance 5200m. Janine Stones – 26m 50s. Tammy Rainbow – 27m 27s.
(U13 Boys) – Distance 2900m. Archie Rainbow – 12m 36s.
(U20 & S/V Men) – Distance 9600m. Nigel Booth – 52m 17s

Clowne Half Marathon
After their run as a duo last month at the Worksop Half Marathon (a race they had done many times before), Roger Blake and Wayne Kew today entered the unknown running the Clowne Half Marathon for the first time.
Situated between Worksop and Chesterfield the race is organised by Clowne Road Runners and is now in its’ 29th year. Starting and finishing in Clowne town centre the course is definitely undulating. It involved over 500 feet of climbing. Leaving Clowne towards Bolsover Moor and a picturesque route through the villages of Whaley, Elmton & Creswell. Then uphill through Whitwell before returning to Clowne for the finish. The course was more or less entirely on the road.
It had been raining heavily throughout the morning but fortunately stopped just before the race began and remained dry and considerably warm for November with many runners just wearing a vest and shorts.
Wayne battled considerable discomfort running with his knee strapped so rather ran to finish rather than as a race but still managed to finish in the top quarter. Roger took Wayne’s advice to push on breaking his half marathon PB for the third time this year.
Roger finished 106th in 1h 33m 40s, Wayne 146th in 1h 37m 01s.
This year there were 630 runners that finished the course.
The event was won by Chris Jordan (Leicester Coritanian AC) in an amazing time of 1h 12m 30s.
The 1st Female was Emily Collinge (Vegetarian Cycling & AC) (3rd overall) in an impressive 1h 15m 02s.
(Pictured below is a picture of Wayne & Roger at the finish).

Vigilantes Cleethorpes Maravan (Marathon)
Vigilantes Running specialise in hosting small sociable marathon events in Lincolnshire. The first ever Cleethorpes Maravan happened this weekend. In their own words “The Maravan is a unique double marathon event run on almost entirely empty roads of a virtually deserted caravan park”. This regulated event was a 7 lap route through Thorpe caravan park and on the paths of the nearby golf course. With one 26.2 mile marathon on the Saturday and the same again on Sunday. Although it could (and was) run by many teams as a relay it was also possible to run just one day individually. For the hardened few, ultra runner Chris Rainbow from Mablethorpe RC decided to do the double marathon as he has a love of “pointless challenges”. Despite heavy rain at times during the weekend, on Saturday Chris finished 2nd in 3h 20m 10s and on Sunday he was again 2nd in 3h 25m 55s. However, he was 1st in the double marathon as the Sat/Sun winners competed on one day only. 7 small teams also took part but as a relay.
For more information on that and other events see: www.vigilantesrunning.co.uk
(Pictured below is Darren Rowe of Vigilantes Running with Chris Rainbow).

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Mablethorpe Running Club members have been to the races in the past 7 days …

Boston Poppy Run 2014
Boston and District Athletics Club’s annual 5 mile Poppy Run first took place in 2003 and has since raised thousands of pounds for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. As the name might suggest, the event took place on Remembrance Sunday and this year attracted 84 runners of which only Debbie Jinks was from Mablethorpe Running Club. On her first timed 5 mile road race, Debbie was pleased to finish 52nd in a time of 43m 45s. The race was won by Iain Bailey (Sleaford Town Runners) in an amazing time of 26m 45s. The 1st Female was Judith Broadbent (Lincoln Wellington AC), 20th overall in only 36m 39s.

Leeds Abbey Dash 10k
Leeds city centre roads on Sunday were transformed as hundreds of cars were replaced by a staggering 12000 runners, many of who had travelled from the length and bredth of the country to take part in this ever popular event which raises money for Age UK. With thousands of supporters also lining the route from Wellington Street to Kirkstall Abbey and back to Leeds Town Hall. From Mablethorpe, Sheryl Hawse is no stranger to the Abbey Dash although it is 2 years since she ran it last. Sheryl was disappointed with her time finishing in 43m 13s (1349th). Sheryl feels that the race is now too large and the sheer number of runners involved makes for an uncomfortable start but this is in hindsight. Andrew Butchart (Central AC) won the race and took just 29m 17s. The 1st Female was Stephanie Twell (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) with a personal best time of 32m 28s (127th overall).

Skegness 10k
This Sunday the inaugural running of a brand new 10k race took place on quiet back roads in the open countryside just outside Skegness. Organised by the Skegness Coasters, the event start and finish was at the Southview Hotel and Leisure Park. 171 runners finished the course of which 4 were from Mablethorpe RC and three achieved personal bests:
Guy Willey/51st/48m 09s (Guy’s best 10k in recent times).
Debbie Jinks/76th/52m 47s (10k personal best).
Andrea Mettam/125th/1h 02m 11s (10k personal best).
Diane Holmes/148th/1h 05m 33s (10k personal best).
The winner was Adam Dalton (Louth AC) in 34m 43s with the Skegness Coaster’s Ben Evison hot on his heels finishing second in 34m 51s. The 1st Female was Beverley Wilson (Cleethorpes and District AC) in 39m 39s.
(Pictured below L-R with their finish medals: Debbie Jinks, Guy Willey, Andrea Mettam, Diane Holmes).

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Nottingham Spooky Sprint 10k
Last weekend being Halloween, the annual Nottingham Spooky Sprint 5 and 10k events took place during the dark and eerie evening with many competitors dressing up for the event.
From Mablethorpe RC, Jane Lammiman has ran this race for many years. This year she produced one of her best 10k times to date finishing in 218th place in a time of 1h 09m 35s.
There were 261 runners of which the winner was David Henderson in 34m 59s and the 1st Female was Kate Porter (4th overall) in 42m 43s.

The Lincolnshire Runner XC League 2014/2015 Match 2
Match 2 of this popular series took place at Castle Dyke, Boston last Sunday. Several of our junior & senior runners were of the 205 across all age groups with the results as follows:

(U11 Girls) – Distance 1420m. Ellie Rainbow – 7m 13s.
(U13 Girls) – Distance 2540m. Ella Hawse – 12m 22s.
(U15 Girls) – Distance 3360m. Alice Hockham – 16m 51s. Emily Hockham – 18m 51s.
(U20 & S/V Women) – Distance 5820m. Janine Stones – 26m 28s. Sheryl Hawse – 26m 49s. Tammy Rainbow – 27m 34s. Julie Martin – 27m 36s. Diane Holmes – 47m 00s. Helen Rice-Mundy – 47m 10s.
(U11 Boys) – Distance 1420m. Colby Hawse – 8m 11s.
(U13 Boys) – Distance 2540m. Archie Rainbow – 10m 35s.
(U15 Boys) – Distance 4480m. Joseph Rice-Mundy – 19m 42s. Liam Hawse – 20m 18s.
(U20 & S/V Men) – Distance 10160m. Chris Rainbow – 41m 12s. Wayne Kew – 45m 04s. Nigel Booth – 46m 47s. Paul Stupple – 49m 29s.

Cleethorpes AC’s Winter 5k Series
This week saw the 1st run of the annual series of winter evening 5k events which take place on the main promenade and are hosted by Cleethorpes AC.154 entered of which 4 were from Mablethorpe with their results as follows:
Malcom Brine: 30th/19m 28s.
Kev Harrison: 39th/19m 58s.
Tammy Rainbow: 62nd/21m 36s.
Elaine Wilson: 106th/25m 23s.
The race was won by Nick Martin (Caistor Running Club) in 16m 03s.
The 1st Female to finish was Natalie Burns (Lincoln Wellington AC) (10th overall) in 17m 51s.
Jamie Carter (Clee AC) was the only wheelchair entrant and made light work of the race finishing in only 14m 47s.

Skegness Duathlon
Skegness Triathlon Club successfully hosted the inaugral Skegness Duathlon which took place on Remembrance Sunday. The event consisted of a 5km run, a 30km bike ride and finishing with a 2.5km run. All events headed South of Skegness town centre and utilised the quiet road to Gibraltar Point.
Of the 16 competitors that finished, 3 were from Mablethorpe Running Club:
Wayne Kew (3rd) Run1: 20m 14s / Bike: 50m 58s / Run2: 10m 48s (Total Time: 1h 26m 12s).
Guy Willey (10th) Run1: 23m 33s / Bike: 1h 01m 48s / Run2: 12m 20s (Total Time: 1h 40m 08s).
Carl Musson (12th) Run1: 24m 40s / Bike: 1h 01m 50s / Run2: 14m 18s (Total Time: 1h 42m 25s).
The event was won by Duncan Warrel (Louth Tri) in 19m 11s/51m 06s/10m 26s (Total: 1h 22m 44s).

Attached below are individual pictures of Wayne, Guy & Carl in action at the Skegness Duathlon.

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October :-

Last weekend was the beginning of the winter XC season (The Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League 2014/2015). As in previous years, many senior and junior members of Mablethorpe Running Club are keen to take part …
The first of these events (Match 1) took place at London Road in Louth last Sunday. Several of our runners were of the 234 competitors across all age groups with results as follows:
(U11 Girls) – Distance 1700m. Ellie Rainbow – 8m 57s.
(U20 & S/V Women) – Distance 5300m. Janine Stones – 24m 15s. Sheryl Hawse – 24m 53s. Julie Martin – 26m 02s. Vanessa Tate – 33m 33s.
(U11 Boys) – Distance 1700m. Colby Hawse – 9m 44s.
(U13 Boys) – Distance 3000m. Archie Rainbow – 14m 06s.
(U15 Boys) – Distance 3700m. Joseph Rice-Mundy – 15m 38s.

(Mablethorpe RC also attended the second of these events which took place at Castledyke in Boston today but the results have not as yet been published so I will report on those next week).

Worksop Halloween Half Marathon

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From Mablethorpe Running Club, Roger Blake and Wayne Kew made their annual attendance to take part in the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon today.
Organised by Worksop Harriers Athletic Club, this is an extremely popular race which was first run in 1982 and continues to attract competitors from all over the UK and many regular entrants from overseas too.
Starting and finishing in Worksop town centre the course is somewhat undulating to say the least with many inclines and declines challenging the runners endurance. At the halfway point it follows the leafy tree-lined paths of Clumber Park before returning to the roads back into Worksop.
Although chilly at first, the morning was exceptionally warmer than previous years with many runners just wearing a vest and shorts. The sun made a brief appearance and their was a light breeze but quite pleasant for October without a doubt.
Wayne ran as a pacemaker for Roger aiming for a sub 1h 35m finish. With Wayne’s vast experience and encouragement they managed to achieve this goal. Roger managed to hang on and keep up breaking his half marathon PB for the second time this year.
Wayne finished 221st in 1h 34m 37s, Roger 222nd in 1h 34m 38s.
This year there were 1705 runners that finished the course.
The event was won by Stuart Spencer (Notts AC) in a staggering time of 1h 10m 18s.
The 1st Female was Lindsy James (Kimberworth Striders) (91st) in an impressive 1h 28m 20s.

Two married Mablethorpe RC couples have taken their rivalry to two different events, both a considerable distance away from home …

Great Yarmouth 10k East Coast Run
Lisa & Carl Musson were in Great Yarmouth this weekend for the 10k East Coast Run hosted by Great Yarmouth Road Runners. The race started from St. George’s Park in the town centre following the banks of the River Yare before heading onto the South Parade seafront for the dash back to the finish also at St. George’s Park.
Of the 378 entrants both Carl and Lisa finished within the hour as they had aimed for.
Carl finished 269th in 55m 26s with Lisa not so far behind finishing 285th in 57m 05s.
The race was won by Scott Greeves in only 33m 38s (City of Norwich AC) and the first Female was Kelly Grant (also City of Norwich AC) in just 37m 38s.

Devizes Half Marathon
Debbie & Wayne Kew were at the other end of the country on Sunday and were of the 374 runners that took part in the Devizes Half Marathon.
Wayne reported that this was a particularly hilly course and with a strong head to contend with both he and Debbie’s times were down on their better half marathons.
However, bearing in mind the conditions, Wayne finished 58th in 1h 36m 33s and Debbie was 246th in 2h 03m 45s.
It was won by Gary Dunstone (Chippenham Harriers) in 1h 17m 11s.
The 1st Female was Natalie Plummer (unaffiliated) (19th) in 1h 29m 11s.

After the full and half marathon last Sunday, many Mablethorpe Running Club runners were out racing again this weekend…

Gruesome Twosome
Saturday was the morning for the third running of this annual challenging multi-terrain half marathon race with a difference to be run in pairs over beautiful countryside on The Lincolnshire Wolds. Starting and finishing in the lovely village of Swallow near Caistor, the course takes on some exceptionally difficult hills. Most of which are off-road through fields and/or on public footpaths although many of them were mud and chalk. Typically the weather is cold, wet and windy which is why the race organisers (Tape2Tape) provide soup & rolls (and an embroided beanie hat) at the finish! This year however was rather sunny and warm. Despite the lovely scenery, this race tests the fitness and stamina of competitors.
4 pairs Mablethorpe RC were up for the challenge:

Roger Blake & Chris Rainbow finished 22nd in 1h 42m 20s
Tammy Rainbow & Sheryl Hawse were 41st in 1h 48m 23s
(Chris & Tammy ran together last year but this year a bit of friendly husband-wife rivalry).
Sharon Wheatley Margarson & Elaine Wilson finished 122nd in 2h 11m 41s
(they competed as the same team in 2013 but were pleased to knock 4 minutes off last year’s time).
Gavin Pickwell & Carl Musson were 138th in 2h 18m 41s
(a 1st off-road half marathon for Gavin and only Carl’s second ever hm, his 1st being at Mablethorpe last week so a great effort for both).
(Pictured below are Mablethorpe’s teams before and after event pictures).

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The event attracted 200 teams so 400 runners.
The winners and 1st Male team were Joe Fowler & Alex Plant (Sheffield Running Club) in a staggering time of 1h 21m 25s.
The 1st Mixed team were 5th overall: Gary Thomas (Wolds Vets) & Natalie Burns (Lincoln Wellington) in just 1h 28m 22s.
The 1st Female team finished 8th overall: Deborah Platts-Fowler & Sue Atkinson (Sheffield Running Club) with their time of 1h 35m 45s.

Spires & Steeples Challenge Marathon
On the other side of the county this Sunday, Leon Hockham was the only Mablethorpe runner that took part in this unique annual event. The Spires & Steeples trail from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys’ Church, Sleaford. The name refers to the Spires of the churches being the landmarks and to the rural sport of Steeple chasing. This is also a tough multi-terrain course much of which is off-road and undulating to say the least. Mainly public footpaths and bridleways passing through and around many villages leaving Lincoln: Washingborough, Branston, Nocton, Metheringham, Blankney, Scopwick, Ruskington and Leasingham Moor before arriving at the finish point in Sleaford.
Leon reports that it was very warm, unusually so but despite this he was absolutely delighted to gain an all-time marathon PB of 3h 33m knocking an incredible 19 minutes off his previous best. To do this on a full trail marathon is amazing and Leon is quite rightly proud of his time.

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Mablethorpe Running Club continue to compete far and not so far away …

Ikano Robin Hood Marathon
Last weekend Andrew Tomlin was the only Mablethorpe runner of 1495 entrants that completed this extremely popular marathon. The course starts with a loop of the city centre, then the tree-lined University Boulevard and through the Trent building courtyard, one of the most iconic buildings in Nottingham. From there towards Trent Bridge, through Colwick Country Park, Holme Pierrepont Country Park before following the river to the finish at Victoria Embankment.
Andi hit “the wall” around 16 miles but battled on to finish in 466th place recording a brilliant time of 3h 53m 56s.
The race was won by Pere Capdevila (Belgrave Harriers AC) in an amazing time of 2h 28m 33s.
The first Female was Kay Walsha (unattached) who finished 16th in just 2h 54m 06s.

Anna Verrico Isle of Axholme Half Marathon
Re-named in memory of Anna Verrico, a Scunthorpe wife and Mother who wanted so badly to complete a HM but was too ill to do so. She sadly lost a courageous battle with breast cancer last year. All proceeds went towards TeamVerrico supporting cancer research at the University of Sheffield. See https://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Verrico1 for her husband Paul’s story.
The Isle of Axholme Half Marathon is a flat scenic route starting in the village of Epworth along country roads to Owston Ferry following the bank of the River Trent to West Butterwick before returning to Epworth for the finish.
For Mablethorpe RC, Roger Blake was one of the 197 runners last Sunday. Roger had one of his better HM runs finishing 43rd in 1h 38m 31s.
The race was won by Michael Sprot (Hallamshire Harriers) in just 1h 17m 52s.
The 1st Female to finish was Becky Walker (Sheffield Running Club) (37th) in 1h 37m 26s.

Mablethorpe Marathon & Half Marathon 2014
Yesterday was the annual running of the Mablethorpe full & half marathon. Organised by the Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation not Mablethorpe Running Club but we were keen to make an appearance and turned out in numbers.

Initially the climate was rather chilly but the sun did break through the clouds and eventually turned into a rather warm day.
As well as many Lincolnshire runners the events attracted entrants from London, Rugby, Bungay, Huntingdon, Harrogate and Northampton to name but only a few places they travelled from.
From Mablethorpe RC in the full marathon just Roger Blake was one of the 199 finishers. Roger amazed himself knocking an incredible 28 minutes off last year’s time completing the course in 3h 32m 40s (a new marathon PB) – 54th position.
The marathon was won by Benjamin Harris (Retford AC) in an amazing time of 2h 43m 20s.
The 1st Female to finish was Emily Mosedale (Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets AC) (26th) in 3h 11m 43s.
In the half marathon there were 366 finishers. Mablethorpe RC had 13 runners taking part – a debut half marathon for many of them so Personal Bests with fantastic results as follows:

Wayne Kew – (28th) – 1h 30m 45s – 2nd V50 male award winner
Kev Harrison – (34th) – 1h 33m 56s – debut HM & PB – 2nd V55 male award winner
Tammy Rainbow – (48th) – 1h 38m 06s – 4th lady & 1st V40 female award winner
Debbie Kew – (197th) – 1h 58m 55s – second best recorded half marathon
Sharon Wheatley Margarson – (208th) – 1h 59m 40s – pacemaker with best friend Elaine
Elaine Wilson – (209th) – 1h 59m 40s – half marathon PB
Debbie Jinks – (211th) – 2h 00m 05s – half marathon PB
Carl Musson – (251st) – 2h 07m 13s – debut HM & PB
Lisa Musson – (262nd) – 2h 09m 30s – debut HM & PB
Diane Holmes – (346th) – 2h 39m 20s – debut HM & PB
Cara Dixon – (351st) – 2h 42m 12s – debut HM & PB
Ellie Norman – (353rd) – 2h 44m 18s – debut HM & PB
Jane Lammiman – (356th) – 2h 45m 09s – second best recorded half marathon

Brilliant results especially for the first timers and smiles all-round for Mablethorpe Running Club.
Attached below are photos from before and after the race which between them include all runners.

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September :-

Louth Sprint Triathlon 2014
Wayne Kew was one of the 139 entrants that took part in the inaugural Louth Triathlon. Starting at the Meridian Leisure Centre for the swim, the race left the picturesque town centre heading North through the villages of Alvington, Yarburgh and Covenham St. Mary before the turn-around heading back on the same route. The race consisted of a 400m swim, 22km bike and a 6km run. Wayne has spent much of 2014 recovering from injury but is now in good form for all athletics as he proved:
Swim: 8m 25s
Bike : 42m 22s
Run : 25m 36s
Wayne finished in 20th position in an impressive time of 1h 18m 03s.
The winner was Ross McGregor (Louth Tri Club) in 1h 04m 22s.

Lincon Wellington Athletics Club Summer Series
Brother & sister Archie & Ellie Rainbow recently completed the Lincoln Wellington Athletics Club Summer Series of races hosted by LWAC at Yarborough near Lincoln. They both excelled and are showing great enthusiasm to follow in their parents athletic footsteps.
Archie (U13 boys) competed in all four 3k races and overall came 1st recording his best time of 12m 25s.
Ellie (U11 girls) also took part in all four 1k races finishing 4th overall recording a best time of 4m 31s.

Tennyson 8 mile trail race
Tennyson 8 is a multi terrain running race that raises money for many charities. Starting and finishing in the village of Hagworthingham, the race runs through the heart of The Lincolnshire Wolds taking in (among other places) Somersby – the birthplace of Lord Alfred Tennyson – hence the name “Tennyson 8”.
From Mablethorpe RC, Nigel Booth and Tammy Rainbow were among the 100 runners that took part this weekend.
Nigel finished 11th in 57m 39s.
Tammy finished 22nd in 1h 02m 13s.
The race was won by Ben Livesy (Notts AC) in 45m 51s.
The 1st female was Kerry Stainton (Louth AC) in 58m 45s (13th overall).

Mablethorpe Running Club are delighted to report the success of this weekend’s East Coast Classic 10k race and a 3k fun run. Starting at the Lifeboat Station at Mablethorpe heading towards Trusthorpe – Sutton-On-Sea – Sandilands Promenade before the 5k turn around point heading back again to finish.
The conditions were cooler than usual which is not so bad and the return half was into a slight headwind. 176 competitors completed the race and whilst many were local, that is to say Mablethorpe, Skegness, Louth, Cleethorpes & Grimsby (among other places), we did have entrants from as far afield as North Wales!
The race was won by Ben Evison (Skegness Coasters) making light work of the course in just 34m 46s.
The 1st Female was Sophie Cowper (Lincoln Wellington AC) completing the 10k in 37m 16s (7th position overall).
Many Mablethorpe RC runners also competed:
Nigel Booth (38th) 43m 19s
Roger Blake (41st) 43m 43s
Debbie Jinks (114th) 53m 48s
Elaine Wilson (117th) 54m 06s
Lisa Musson (133rd) 56m 54s
Matt Davies (135th) 57m 25s
Tayla Anderson (147th) 61m 01s – a particularly good effort as Tayla is just 15yrs old.
Andrea Mettam (157th) 63m 11s
Diane Holmes (169th) 66m 36s
Jane Lammiman (174th) 74m 14s

The Lincolnshire Wolds Tough 10
As the name would suggest, this is an undulating and testing 10 mile race in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds starting and finishing at the village of Swallow near Caistor. A beautiful day for running, 3 Mablethorpe Running Club ladies were among this year’s 321 entrants who took the challenge:
Tammy Rainbow completed the course in a respectable time of 1h 16m 28s (112th).
Running the course together, training partners and best friends Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson were 278th and 279th respecively both crossing the line in 1h 36m 11s.
The winner was Phil Williams (Rochdale Harriers & AC) who ran the hilly course in an amazing time of 56m 59s.
The 1st lady to finish was Emily Ault (Barrow Runners) who finished in 1h 04m 01s (20th overall).

31st Wolds Dash Series
Hosted by Louth AC, the last of this year’s Wolds Dash Series of races was held around the Hubbards Hills area of the town last week. A few members of Mablethorpe Running Club were there with results as follows:
Under 11 Boys (2.21km)
Colby Hawse: 13m 46s
Under 11 Girls (2.21km)
Hope Midgley: 11m 37s
Rebecca Millward: 13m 47s
Under 15 Boys (3.22km)
Liam Hawse: 13m 35s
Under 15 Girls (3.22km)
Paige Midgley: 17m 24s
Veteran Men (7.13km)
Nigel Booth: 29m 59s
Wayne Kew: 30m 02s
Veteran Women (7.13km)
Sharon Wheatley Margarson: 37m 43s
Elaine Wilson: 38m 33s
Jane Lammiman: 54m 23s

Bupa Great North Run 2014
The Bupa Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields is the second largest half marathon in the world (the largest being in Gothenburg, Sweden). This year attracted a record of approximately 57 000 participants.
From Mablethorpe Running Club, Selina Elson was the only one this year and reports that the weather was decidedly warm. Although not a Personal Best, Selina was pleased with her time of 2h 31m 50s
(Pictured below is Selina enjoying a very well deserved beer after the race)!

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East Coast Classic 10k
Mablethorpe Running Club’s East Coast Classic 10k and 3k fun run take place next weekend on Sunday 14th September at 10.30am (09.30am for the fun run).
Race HQ with ample parking is situated at Mablethorpe Athletics Club on Sherwood Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 1HU and will be open from 07.00am. Entries on the day are permitted but please allow plenty of time.
The race starts and finishes at the Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station.

The club meets at Mablethorpe Athletics Club on Sherwood Fields in Mablethorpe at 6.30pm every Monday and Thursday. Anyone, whatever your age or ability, are most welcome to come and run with us.
Visit our website for more information: www.mablethorperunningclub.org.uk

August:-

Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe Park Runs
Mablethorpe Running Club members continue to support Park Run, the popular free-to-enter, casual but timed 5km events held in parks and green areas across the UK staffed entirely by volunteers.
Last weekend Kevin Harrison made his debut at the Cleethorpes event and finished in the top 10 (7th out of 118 competitors) in 20m 02s .
The winner was Martin Laker (Army AA) who finished in only 17m 57s.
The 1st Lady was Delaney Dawson (Epson Allsorts). She was 22nd overall completing the event in 22m 42s.

The same weekend but at the Scunthorpe event, Sheryl Hawse was one of the 257 entrants that took part. Although not a Personal Best Sheryl was the 1st Lady to finish in 20m 43s (22nd overall). Her best time remains at 19m 40s.
The winner was Danny Durose (Goole Viking Striders) in just 16m 33s.
For more information on these events see www.parkrun.org.uk

Humberside League 4 and Trafford Grand Prix
As the track running season draws close to an end Robert Hawse is ever enthusiastic and last week competed in two events:
Humberside League 4 took place at the Costello Stadium in Hull with athletes attending from far and wide.
Rob won the Senior Men 3000m in an amazing time of 9m 36.8s.

Only 3 days later Rob was back on the track at Trafford Grand Prix at Stretford.
Of the 14 runners in the 1500m Rob finished 10th with a new Personal Best in only 4m 20.09s.
(The winner, Lavelle Pierre of Holmfirth AC finished in 4m 12.12s).

Croxby Crawl
Also always enthusiastic, training partners and running fiends Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson once again returned to the Lincolnshire Wolds to continue the 2014 season of The Croxby Crawl events. Hosted by Cleethorpes AC, this is now the 32nd year of a series of runs around the same location and races now total over 125 since it began back in November 1983.
The course takes on 4.44 miles of undulating and uneven terrain made no easier by the beautiful Lincolnshire scenery.
This evening event last week attracted 96 runners:
Sharon finished in 64th place in 39m 22s (17th female).
Elaine finished in 67th place in 40m 02s (19th female).

The Belchford Three Churches 10k
Once again driving rain did not deter the 80 competitors who turned out to run this undulating and unforgiving 10k road race in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds starting and finishing at the village of Belchford near Horncastle. 2 Mablethorpe RC members were among those with Nigel Booth completing the course in 43m 28s (11th) and Guy Willey has returned to running after injury finishing in 53m 48s (43rd).
The winner was Ryan Page (Cleethorpes AC) who ran the course in a mere 36m 22s.
The 1st lady to finish was Jill Ottley (Cleethorpes AC) who finished in 45m 37s.

31st Wolds Dash Series
Hosted by Louth AC and now in their 31st year, the Wolds Dash Series of races are held at and around the beautiful Hubbards Hills area of the town. A few members of Mablethorpe Running Club have joined athletes for the 4th race of this year’s event, with results as follows:
Under 11 Boys (2.21km)
Colby Hawse: 14m 03s
Under 11 Girls (2.21km)
Rebecca Millward: 13m 47s
Hope Midgley: 11m 29s
Under 15 Boys (3.22km)
Liam Hawse: Race 1: 13m 24s (PB)
Under 15 Girls (3.22km)
Paige Midgley: 15m 45s
Veteran Men (10.155km)
Nigel Booth: 45m 00s
Nigel Cross: 46m 06s
Veteran Women (10.155km)
Sharon Wheatley Margarson: 55m 48s
Elaine Wilson: 57m 04s
The final of the Wolds Dash Series of races will be held on the 03rd September.

Clickem Inn 5 Mile Road Race
Last week the second Clickem Inn 5 mile road run was held at Swinhope near Grimsby hosted by Wolds Veterans AC.
Making the most of the last of the light summer evenings three Mablethorpe ladies were among the 87 entrants:
Tammy Rainbow was 29th in 35m 32s.
Sharon Wheatley-Margarson finished 66th in 41m 47s.
Elaine Wilson was 75th in 43m 38s.
As in Race 1, the winner was once again N. Martin (Caistor RC) who finished in 27m 37s.
The 1st Female was also the same as Race 1, again B. Wilson (Cleethorpes AC) 9th overall in 31m 42s

British Masters Athletic Federation Championships
Continuing with his track racing this season, Robert Hawse recently travelled to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to participate in the British Masters AF Championships.
These are very tightly contested positions at National level and Rob did very well at his first with other elite runners.
Rob took part in two races setting PB’s coming 4th in both:
M35 1500m 4m 24.90s – (The winner, Les Newell, ran 4m 07.92s)
M35 5000m 17m 02.30s – (The winner, Luke Humphreys, ran 15m 27.39s)

Sherwood Pines 5 & 10k Trail Runs
Making somewhat of a family day of it Carl, Lisa and Charley-jo Musson last weekend took part in the Sherwood Pines 5 & 10k trail races held at Sherwood Pines near Ollerton hosted by Retford AC.
A key fixture for seasoned runners this event attracts entrants from Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and further afield. The race is set in beautiful surroundings with runners able to discover the delights of trail running on this gently undulating forest and family park course which is traffic-free.
In what can only be described as driving rain the weather did little to dampen the spirits of the 431 competitors in the 10k and 58 in the 5k.
In the 5k event, despite being knocked over by a woman in the crowd, Charley-jo finished the course in a great time of 32m 34s (37th).
The winner was Alex Heron (unaffiliated) in 18m 09s.
In the 10k Carl completed the course in a time of 54m 38s (205th).
Lisa achieved a 10k PB finishing in 58m 15s (269th).
The winner was John Wadelin (Erewash Valley AC) in just 34m 07s.
(Attached below is a picture of (L-R) Charley-Jo, Lisa & Carl at the event).
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Race To The Stones 100km Ultra
Race To The Stones is a 100km ultra event beginning at Chinnor in Buckinghamshire and ending at the Neolithic henge monument of three stone circles, the largest in Europe, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. The Ridgeway trail is certainly not flat but rolls up and down with the maximum overall ascent being approximately 1250m. The course is just over 62 miles and almost entirely off road over a mixture of chalk, clay and sand.
Leon Hockham returned in 2014 to compete in the non-stop event as did 600 runners. Leon finished in the top third in just 14h 27m. The winner (Scott Forbes) completed the trail in 9h 04m. Leon was disappointed having finished the same course last year in 13h 27m (also in the top third). However, this year the conditions varied from up to 30 degrees in the midday sun to torrential rain and bizarrely, hailstones late afternoon. So, an epic feat for Leon nonetheless.

Coast 2 Coast 140 mile Ultra
Last weekend Chris Rainbow took part in the inaugural C2C Ultra. This the only non-stop footrace across the UK. The 140 mile route starts in the north west at Whitehaven Dock and follows the beautiful C2C cycle route. Runners have just 38 hours to complete the route with some heavy off road sections traversing the hills of the Lake District and the Pennines to finally meet the north sea at Tynemouth Castle. The route is a combination of country lanes, steep off road hills and cycle tracks.
So gruelling is the course that entry is by invitation only to qualified ultra runners with a proven minimum of a 100 mile non-stop race finish as a pre-requisite for entry. Only 16 runners qualified and, given the distance and endurance involved, only 6 of those finished! Chris Rainbow finished 2nd in this extraordinary race in a time of 32h 12m.
Although marshalled and sign-posted entrants were required to carry sufficient supplies between stations. Map reading skills were a must as was a headtorch to assist in navigation through the night. Chris reports the remarkable changes in the weather from the start at 7am wearing shorts and a vest but upon reaching various summits he was wearing mountain mitts and a storm jacket to resist the cold, wind and rain.
(Attached below is a picture of Chris at the C2C start at Whitehaven).
All results were as follows:
1st. Martin Terry: 31h 58m
2nd. Chris Rainbow: 32h 12m
3rd. Jon Steele: 35h 55m
4th. Rob Pinnington: 37h 26m
5th. Dave Fawkner: 37h 28m
6th. Riccardo Giusiani: 37h 33m

East Coast Classic 10k 2014
Mablethorpe Running Club have been hosting the East Coast Classic 10k since 2009 and are pleased to say that it will happen again on Sunday 14th September. Our race starts outside the Lifeboat Station on Mablethorpe’s prom and follows the seafront past Sutton-On-Sea and Sandilands before turning back again to finish at the Lifeboat Station.
Entries online via: www.eastcoastclassic10k.co.uk or download an entry form and return to us by post. Entries on the day are permitted but will cost £2 extra if places are available.

July:-

Clickem Inn 5 miler, Race 2
Elaine Wilson and Sharon Wheatley Margarson returned for the second in the series of the Clickem Inn 5 mile road runs held on summer evenings at Swinhope near Grimsby hosted by Wolds Veterans AC.
In hot and humid conditions, 130 runners took part with Sharon coming in 80th in 41m 38s and Elaine was 101st in a time of 44m 02s.
As in Race 1, the winner was N. Martin (Caistor RC) who finished in 27m 54s.
The 1st Female was N. Farrow (Lincoln Wellington AC) 7th overall in a time of 29m 50s.

Cleethorpes Parkrun
Mablethorpe RC members continue to participate in these timed but casual, free-to-enter friendly 5k events held in parks and green areas all over the UK which are staffed entirely by volunteers.
Last week Malcom Brine finished in an impressive 8th position of the 102 runners in a time of 19m 53s
The winner was Anthony Whiteman of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers who finished in an amazing time of 15m 30s.
The 1st Lady to finish was Rachel Love of Wolds Veterans AC. She was 13th overall completing her first ever Cleethorpes park run in 20m 44s.
This weekend Paul Stupple was the only Mablethorpe RC runner of the 92 entrants but he did himself and the Club proud setting a new parkrun PB finishing 22nd in 23m 09s.
The winner was Christopher Wray of Cleethorpes & District AC in a time of 18m 18s.
The 1st Lady was Lisa Foster also of Cleethorpes & District AC in just 21m 44s.
For more information see www.parkrun.org.uk

Heckington Show 10 mile road race
The Heckington Show is the largest village show in England which can trace its’ roots back to 1863 with it being held annually at the same venue since 1867.
The road race is the oldest known in the Midlands with the first being held back in 1965.
The race is hosted by volunteers of the Heckington Show in association with Sleaford Striders Athletics Club.
This year’s event attracted 146 entrants, all of which completed the course despite the temperature being rather uncomfortably hot at around 25 degrees.
From Mablethorpe RC, Tammy Rainbow and Roger Blake.
Tammy finished 44th in 1h 14m 35s (5th lady).
Roger not so far behind, 48th in 1h 17m 06s
As last year, the race was once again won by Aaron Scott (Notts AC) in a staggering time of 52m 56s.
The 1st Female was Nicky Jefferson (Army Athletics) in just 1h 07m 49s.

Undeterred by the continuing hot weather, Mablethorpe Running Club are working up a sweat …

Spilsby Show 6 mile Road Race
The Spilsby Show 6 has been a key event at The Spilsby Show every year since 1998. Originally started as a fun run, it has grown into a fully affiliated race and one of the most popular attractions at The Show. It continues to go from strength to strength.
Of the 129 entrants this year, 14 of them were from Mablethorpe Running Club with the results as follows:
22nd Nigel Booth 41m 23s
24th Wayne Kew 41m.33s
27th Nigel Cross 41m 56s
34th Tammy Rainbow 43m 37s
50th Paul Stupple 45m 51s
74th Alice Hockham 50m 22s
75th Leon Hockham 50m 23s
88th Guy Willey 52m 49s
92nd Debbie Jinks 53m 38s
122nd Louise Willey 1h 04m 45s
123rd Andrea Mettam 1h 04m 50s
124th Sarath Broadbride 1h 05m 20s
125th Diane Holmes 1h 05m 34s
126th Helen Rice-Mundy 1h 08m 38s
The winner was Les Ball in an amazing time of 33m 06s.
The first female was Lucy Taylor in 41m 52s (26th overall).

Cleethorpes Parkrun
Elaine Wilson, Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Paul Stupple were 3 of 90 runners that completed the recent Cleethorpes Parkrun battling the heat and humidity on a Saturday morning.
Paul was a first timer at this event finishing 26th in 23m 18s.
Sharon finished 32nd in 24m 43s, just 10 seconds away from matching her PB.
Elaine was 39th achieving a new PB of 26m 27s.
The race was won by Henry McTernan (unaffiliated) in a time of 18m 05s.
The 1st female was Ellie Kitchen (Warwick University AC) in 20m 57s (11th overall).
Parkruns are free-to-enter easy-going 5km timed runs organised entirely by volunteers and take place in parks and green areas all over the UK. For more information, see their website: www.parkrun.org.uk

Fernwood 5k
Having recently achieved a new 1 mile PB, Rob Hawse was out racing last weekend and again saw him on the podium, this time in 3rd position. Recording a new 5k PB in a mere 16m 46s on a multi-terrain course, Rob was very pleased with the result. Also running, Gavin Pickwell finished 41st in a time of 23m 26s.
Hosted by Fernwood Running Club near Newark, there were 112 entrants of which the winner was Adam Holland (Notfast RC) in a brilliant time of 16m 06s.
The first female was Olivia Maithis (Newark AC) in 18m 26s (7th place overall).

The unusually hot weather we have been experiencing lately has done little to deter Mablethorpe Running Club …

Paul Naylor Memorial Mile
Striving for excellence on the track Rob Hawse recently travelled to Cudworth for this open memorial mile hosted by Barnsley Athletic Club. Of the 7 runners on the track Rob came 2nd recording a new 1 mile PB in a staggering time of 4m 43.2s which saw him on the podium to accept his silver medal.

Scunthorpe 10k
Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson were among the 171 entrants that completed the Scunthorpe 10k on a hot and humid summer evening. Hosted by Scunthorpe & District AC, this is a popular race which has 36ft of incline, most of which is uphill on the final mile.
Sharon finished 96th place in 53m 20s (15th female).
Elaine finished 109th place in 55m 18s (19th female).
Having completed this race before both ladies were more than pleased to have achieved course best times.
The race was won by Simon Saxby (unaffiliated) in an amazing time of 35m 33s.
The 1st female was Cheryl Oakshott (City Of Hull AC) in a time of 42m 13s (23rd overall).

31st Wolds Dash Series
Hosted by Louth AC and now in the 31st year the Wolds Dash Series of runs are held at and around Hubbards Hills in the town. Several Junior and Senior members of Mablethorpe Running Club have joined athletes from far and wide for the 3rd race of this year’s event, the juniors doing particularly well, with results as follows:
Under 9 Boys (1.2km)
Mason Graves: 5m 45s (PB)
Under 11 Boys (2.21km)
Colby Hawse: 12m 33s (PB)
Sam Lowes: 13m 54s
Under 11 Girls (2.21km)
Rebecca Millward: 12m 29s (PB)
Hope Midgley: 10m 59s
Ellie Rainbow: 11m 33s (PB)
Under 13 Girls (2.21km)
Ella Hawse: 10m 12s (PB)
Under 15 Boys (3.22km)
Liam Hawse: Race 1: 13m 28s (PB)
Under 15 Girls (3.22km)
Paige Midgley: 15m 23s
Veteran Men (11.875km)
Nigel Cross: 53m 00s
Nigel Booth: 53m 57s
Veteran Women (11.875km)
Elaine Wilson: 1h 06m 56s (PB)
Sharon Wheatley Margarson: 1h 05m 33s (PB)
Jane Lammiman: 1h 33m 52s
The next Wolds Dash will be held on the 13th August.

Bolingbroke Breaker
The second Bolingbroke Breaker of 2014 hosted by the Skegness Coasters attracted 47 entrants. Nestled on the Lincolnshire Wolds between Horncastle and Spilsby, the race start and finish is in the pleasant village of Bolingbroke. This event was an 8 mile race with the course renowned for being scenic but also challenging due to the hills en route.
Paul Stupple, having struggled with injury during the Seabank Marathon a week earlier, managed an excellent time of 1h 07m 20s finishing in 23rd place. Next in a Mablethorpe vest, Sharon Wheatley Margarson continues to strive finishing 32nd in 1h 12m 20s with Elaine Wilson not so far behind in 34th place in a time of 1h 14m 22s.
The race was won by Paul Jackson of Louth AC in a mere 48m 35s.
The 1st Lady to finish was Lisa Foster of Cleethorpes AC in 58m 12s (9th place overall).

Croxby Crawl
Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson once again returned to the third in the 2014 season of The Croxby Crawl events. Hosted by Cleethorpes AC, this is now the 32nd year of a series of runs around the same location and races now total over 125 since it began back in November 1983. There were 85 competitors at this summer’s evening event.
As can be expected of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the course takes on 8.88 miles of undulating and uneven terrain so, once again, both ladies were happy with their performances.
Sharon finished in 66th place in 1h 22m 29s (12th Lady).
Elaine finished in 69th place in 1h 23m 58s (15th Lady).
The race was won by Paul Jackson (Louth AC) in 54m 21s.
The 1st Female to finish was Lisa Mawer (Wetherby Runners AC) in 59m 57s (14th place).

GB Relay 2014

Several of the regions runners took part in the recent GB relay 2014 “the peoples relay” world record attempt in the early hours of Tuesday 1st July.
The relay started on 1st June in Scarborough and finished in scarborough on 2nd July.
This is a running relay and the runners covered over 7000 kilometres in 594 stages running around the coastline of mainland britain in an attempt to break a world record. It was estimated that up to 2000 runners took part and they all had to carry a specially designed gps baton which recorded the whole distance.
The relay travelled up the coast on the evening of June 30th from Boston to Skegness then onwards towards sutton on sea via chapel st leonards. Janine Stones, a mablethorpe running club member was handed the baton in sutton on sea in the early hours of July 1st, she then proceeded with the baton towards Theddlethorpe where she exchanged the baton with another mablethorpe running club member Chris Rainbow. Chris then headed up the coast towards North Somercotes whereupon he handed the baton to two more mablethorpe running club members Sharon Margarson and Elaine Wilson who headed on towards their destination at North Cotes arriving at 04.45 in the morning. The baton was handed on to members of the Wolds Veterans running club who then headed off towards cleethorpes where the baton was then on its last few legs as the relay was due to end in scarborough that very evening. Carl Musson from Mablethorpe Running club cycled the entire 3 stages of the relay with his fellow club members and Jane Cope of Louth Athletic club with husband Malc cycled the last of the three stages of the mablethorpe running club stages.

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June:-

Ultra Tour of the Peak District
Ultra runners and husband & wife Chris & Tammy Rainbow recently travelled to the Peak District to join scores of runners from all over the UK and some international competitors for a weekend festival of running. All of the races were predominantly trail runs and incorporated hilly terrain. With some routes going through remote areas, navigational skills were also required.
Tammy entered a 12.12 mile course with 633m of ascent so was delighted to be not only the 4th lady but 1st Veteran Female finishing in an amazing 2h 01m 07s (her target time was 2hrs).
Chris competed in a staggering 60 mile course for ultra runners with a proven history. Chris completed this in an astonishing time of 11h 15m 37s. He was 6th overall and 2nd Veteran Male. So, a great feat and weekend for the Rainbows.

Seabank Marathon
Mablethorpe RC entered 2 teams for the relay event of the Boston – Skegness Seabank Marathon. This charitable event is now in its 36th year with all proceeds being split between Macmillan Cancer Support and entrants charities.
127 individuals ran this race as did 14 teams. The team event ran as a controlled relay passing a baton at each checkpoint. Team entries had 8 runners, each running between 2.5 and 4.2 miles.
Mablethorpe A Team were: Louise Willey, Helen Rice-Mundy, Debbie Kew, Selina Elson, Lisa Musson, Debbie Jinks, Diane Holmes and Nigel Cross. They finished in 6th place overall in the team event.
Mablethorpe B Team were: Janine Stones, Nigel Boothe, Gavin Pickwell, Daniel Till, Sheryl Hawse, Andrew Tomlin, Carl Musson and Roger Blake. Mablethorpe B Team won the team event.
Mablethorpe RC’s Paul Stupple entered the event as an individual but was very disappointed to have to pull-out of the race due to injury.
The individual winner was Mark Sands and Emma Humphries was the 1st Female in 10th place overall.

Humber Bridge Half Marathon
Last Sunday 5 Mablethorpe runners were of 1682 that completed this year’s Humber Bridge Half Marathon. The race start and finish was in Hessle meaning that runners had to endure outward and return runs over the almost 1.5 mile long single-span suspension bridge (one of the longest of its type in the world). The course is generally flat but at around 9 miles there is a gentle but long incline often referred to as ‘cardiac hill’. Normally the weather is very warm but this year the rain was relentless although drizzle at times. This did not deter the runners nor the wonderful turn-out of crowd support along the route.
Andrew Tomlin was first back for Mablethorpe setting a new half marathon PB finishing in 1h 34m 12s (144th).
Roger Blake next in a time of 1h 38m 09s (218th).
Andy Elson achieved a sub-2hr time in 1h 55m 59s (798th).
Selina Elson next with her season best HM time finishing in 2h 19m 07s (1413th).
Jane Lammiman completed the course in 2h 56m 07s (1665th).
The race was won by Patrick Gardiner (East Cheshire AC) in an amazing time of 1h 13m 35s.
The 1st Female to finish was Rachel Robinson ( (Aldershot, Farnham & District) in an impressive 1h 23m 16s.

Three Mablethorpe runners were among 120 entrants from many local clubs that recently took part in a friendly but competetive 1 mile road race at Keelby. All finished within the first 20 with Malcolm Brine who was 8th in a 5m 21s. Janine Stones finished 13th in 5m 38s with Sheryl Hawse hot on her heels, she was 15th in 5m 42s.
The winner was M. Jagger (unaffiliated) in a mere 4m 49s.
Janine was the 1st Lady.

Racing more often than not nowadays, friends and training partners Elaine Wilson and Sharon Wheatley Margarson were representing Mablethorpe at the first in the series of the Clickem Inn 5 mile road run held on summer evenings at Swinhope near Grimsby hosted by Wolds Veterans AC.
A very pleasant evening, conditions were ideal. 136 runners took part with Sharon coming in 72nd in 40m 49s and Elaine was 100th in a time of 43m 58s.
The winner was N. Martin (Caistor RC) who finished in 27m 25s.
The 1st Female was B. Wilson (Cleethorpes AC) 15th overall in 31m 27s.

Sharon & Elaine were out racing yet again on Saturday, this time making their debut at the Cleethorpes 5k Park Run. 105 competitors turned out for this timed but casual, free-to-enter friendly event staffed entirely by volunteers.
Considering that this was their first Park Run, both ladies were quite rightly very pleased to be 1st in their relevant age categories: Sharon (1st VW40-44) finished in 29th place overall in 24m 33s. Elaine (1st VW 45-49) finished 43rd in 26m 30s.
The winner was Richard Brown of Lincoln Wellington AC who made light work of the course finishing in 15m 34s.
The 1st Lady to finish was Ellie Kirk of Grimsby Harriers & AC. She was 18th overall completing the event in 22m 12s.
For more information see www.parkrun.org.uk

Janine Stones and Rob Hawse went to the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Nottingham for the Tim Wealthall 1 mile track races held under timed conditions by Notts AC. These were mixed age/male/female races based upon the runners own track record combined with predicted bests …
Both Rob and Janine ended up on the podium finishing third in separate races.
Rob ran a superb 4m 45.1s.
Janine finished in 5m 46.4s.
Pictured below Rob with: Thomas Gostelow (2nd) and Joseph Tuffin (1st)
Janine with : Ian Hewitt (2nd) and Benni Wilson (1st)
The fastest mile run on that track day was by Richard Weir of Derby AC in an amazing 4m 02.0s

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Several Junior and Senior members of Mablethorpe Running Club have joined athletes both local and from further afield taking part in the Wolds Dash Series hosted by Louth AC at Hubbards Hill in the town with some great results being as follows:
Under 9 Boys (1.2km)
Mason Graves: Race 1: 6m 33s. Race 2: 6m 31s
Under 11 Boys (2.21km)
Colby Hawse: Race 1: 13m 24s
Sam Lowes: Race 1: 11m 55s. Race 2: 11m 52s
Under 11 Girls (2.21km)
Rebecca Millward: Race 1: 13m 26s. Race 2: 13m 08s
Hope Midgley: Race 1: 10m 43s. Race 2: 11m 08s
Ellie Rainbow: Race 1: 11m 37s
Under 13 Girls (2.21km)
Ella Hawse: Race 1: 10m 21s
Charley-Jo Musson: Race 1: 11m 10s
Under 15 Boys (3.22km)
Liam Hawse: Race 1: 13m 29s
Andrew Lowes: Race 1: 15m 02s
Under 15 Girls (3.22km)
Paige Midgley: Race 1: 14m 43s. Race 2: 15m 29s
Alice Hockham: Race 1: 16m 04s
Under 17 Girls (4.23km)
Tayla Anderson: Race 1: 22m 40s. Race 2: 24m 06s
Senior Men (7.13km)
Gavin Pickwell: Race 1: 34m 09s
Veteran Men (Race 1 – 7.13km / Race 2 – 11.68km)
Nigel Booth: Race 1: 29m 39s
Carl Musson: Race 1: 37m 38s
Wayne Kew: Race 1: 29m 53s
Nigel Cross: Race 2: 52m 07s
Veteran Women (Race 1 – 7.13km / Race 2 – 11.68km)
Elaine Wilson: Race 1: 38m 50s. Race 2: 1h 07m 27s
Sharon Wheatley Margarson: Race 1: 36m 43s. Race 2: 1h 05m 47s
Jane Lammiman: Race 2: 1h 33m 13s

For three of our members, the fondness for the 5k Park Runs continues as does the rivalry between them! On Saturday a staggering 391 competitors turned out for one of these timed but casual, free-to-enter 5km events organised and staffed entirely by volunteers. This week’s being in Hull, Janine Stones, Sheryl Hawse and Malcolm Brine gave it their all.
Malcolm’s first race on this particular course saw him finish 12th in a time of 19m 16s.
Continuing her success from the previous park run, Sheryl was again 1st lady (15th) and delighted with another sub-20m performance. Not only that but (for the second time in more than 10yrs) beat her friend and training partner Janine to the finish line.
Janine finished 20th in 20 minutes exactly.
The winner of this event was Alec Ryan Gibson (East Hull Harriers & AC) who made most excellent time around the course in 16m 19s (just 1 second away from his PB of 16m 18s).

Relentless in their pursuits, training partners Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson returned to the second running of The Croxby Crawl of 2014. This a tough 4.4 mile course on the undulating Lincolnshire Wolds which they completed a few weeks ago. However, this time it was 8.8 miles, 2 laps of the course. Hosted by Cleethorpes AC this is the 32nd year of this event (part of a series of runs around the same location) and races now total over 125 since it began back in November 1983.
There were 86 competitors at this summer’s evening event.
Given the difficult terrain which is twice trodden, both ladies did extremely well:
Sharon finished in 60th place in 1h 21m 43s (10th Lady).
Elaine finished in 70th place in 1h 24m 51s (16th Lady).
The race was won by Gary Thomas (Wolds Vets) in 53m 17s.
The 1st Female to finish was Kerry Stainton (Louth AC) in 1h 05m 40s (26th overall).
May I extend the gratitude of Cleethorpes AC would like to thank runners Damien Scott and David Scott who both stopped to help a Clee AC athlete who had collapsed 1 mile from the finish and both stayed with him until the emergency services arrived.

Seven Mablethorpe runners were of the 1003 entrants that turned out for the extremely popular Woodhall Spa 10k road race last weekend. A very well organised event, the weather conditions were warm and sunny complementing the beauty of the town and event
Mablethorpe athletes finished as follows:
468th – Carl Musson – 53m 21s
534th – Debbie Jinks – 55m 13s
732th – Lisa Musson – 1h 01m 09s
752nd – Selina Elson – 1h 01m 58s
895th – Louise WIlley – 1h 07m 44s
932nd – Diane Holmes – 1h 11m 25s
976th – Helen Rice-Mundy – 1h 16m 09s
The winner was Thomas Corlett (unaffiliated) who made ease of the course finishing in 32m 47s.
The 1st Female to finish was Philippa Taylor (Nene Valley Harriers) who finished in 38m 24s

May 2014:

Debbie Jinks and Louise Willey were among the 180 runners that took part in the Spalding Tulip 10k run. Hosted by Spalding Triathalon Club, this annual activity is a charitable event with all proceeds split between local Macmillan Cancer Support and Springfields Horticultural Charity.
Debbie finished in 121st place in a time of 54m 59s.
Louise finished in 165th place in a time of 1h 07m 18s.
Both ladies achieved their 10k Personal Best.
The race was won by Thomas Stevens of Cambride & Coleridge AC in 33m 05s.
The 1st Female to finish was Ruth Jone of Nene Valley Harriers (23rd overall) in 41m 29s.

Nigel Booth, Janine Stones, Carl Musson and Lisa Musson recently travelled to Doncaster to take part in the annual Rossington Gallop Trail Run. Organised by Metres To Miles of Epworth, this is a trail run with a difference which attracted 153 entrants this year. Held at and around the Northern Racing College, the course is approximately 6 miles and runners must be ready and willing to tackle jumping hay bales and running through water-filled ditches and streams.
First back for Mablethorpe, veteran runner Nigel finished 15th in 40m 16s.
Janine was 22nd in 43m 13s but was also the 1st Female to finish for which she received a prize.
This was Carl & Lisa’s 1st attempt at the Gallop with Carl finishing the course in 88th position in a time of 53m 41s and Lisa in 127th place in a time of 1h 02m 21s.
The race was won by Jerry McCulla (Gainsborugh & Morton Striders AC) in 34m 31s.

Pictures attached are:
Debbie Jinks (L) & Louise Willey (R) at the Spalding Tulip 10k.
Janine Stones (1st Female at the Rossington Gallop 2014).

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Robert and Sheryl Hawse both travelled to King’s Lynn for the Bespak Grand East Anglia 10k run. They were 2 of a staggering 1750 competitors. Hosted by Norfolk County Council and Ryston Runners AC this is a fast, flat one-lap 10k road race and this year’s event incorporated the British Master’s Championships for which Rob was competing for.
Rob, still working hard to regain full fitness after injury, finished in 65th place in an amazing time of 36m 01s.
Sheryl finished in 262nd place achieving a new 10k PB in a time of 42m 32s.
The race was won by Aaron Scott of Notts AC in 31m 12s.
The 1st Female to finish was Faye Fullerton of Havering Mayersbrook AC (56th overall) in 35m 39s.

This year Roger Blake was the only Mablethorpe runner to take part in the extremely popular North Lincolnshire Half Marathon at Scunthorpe. Starting and finishing with a lap of the stadium of Scunthorpe United FC. Organised by Tape2Tape, enthusiastic runners themselves, this event is now in the third year and was full to capacity of 1120 entrants. The course follows alongside much of the Trent River Bank through the villages of East Butterwick, Althorpe and Gunness, among others. The course is known to be very flat thus very fast.
Roger’s third attempt at this race came as a big suprise as not only a course best but a half marathon personal best finishing in a time of 1h 35m 17s (237th place).
The winner was Jason Cherriman (Leeds City AC) in an incredible time of 1h 10m 36s.
The 1st Female to finish was Pauline Munro (Wetherby AC) in an equally impressive time of 1h 18m 06s.

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Hosted by Cleethorpes Athletic Club, The Croxby Crawl is a tough 4.4 mile one-lap course on the undulating Lincolnshire Wolds. This is the 32nd year of this event (part of a series of runs around the same location) and races now total over 125 since it began back in November 1983.
Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson made their debut at this course last week and were of the 131 competitors at this year’s first running. Given the difficult terrain, both ladies were pleased with their performances:
Sharon finished in 95th place in 39m 38s. Elaine finished in 109th place in 40m 57s.
The race was won by Gary Thomas (Wolds Vets) in 25m 02s.
The 1st Female to finish was Natalie Farrow (Lincoln Wellington AC) in 26m 39s (8th overall).

Today the Hawse family travelled to Grimsby to take part in the 2nd Humberside league at the King George V Stadium. All keen runners, Mum Sheryl today stayed at the sidelines as team manager, nutritionist and chief cheerleader.
First to take to the track was Colby (U11) running 80m finishing in 5th place in 15.02s. Later on and still with a smile on his face and a spring in his step, Colby lined up for 600m finishing in 2m 50s.
Next up Ella (U13) lined up for a 100m sprint finishing strong in 7th place in 17.01s. Within a few minutes Ella took to do two laps of the track again finishing in 7th place in 3m 11s.
Eldest Liam (U15) had an exceptionally good 800m race finishing 2nd in 2m 35s.
Proud Dad Rob (V35) was also competing and although still recovering from injury, achieved a top 30 British Rankings place for V35 category completing 1500m in 4m 30.2s.
They all had a great day out with at least one Personal Best each.

5 members of Mablethorpe RC were of the 50 entrants that took part in the Bolingbroke Breaker on a pleasant summer evening this week. Hosted by Skegness Coasters, this is a tough 10k race starting and finishing in the village of Old Bolingbroke. Despite the lovely scenery this is a hilly, challenging multi-terrain course.
First back for Mablethorpe, Nigel Booth had a strong finish in 6th place (43m 49s).
Paul Stupple finished 18th in (48m 10s).
Sharon Wheatley Margarson managed 36th place (54m 20s) closely followed by Elaine Wilson finishing 42nd (56m 44s) with Guy Willey hot on her heels in 43rd place (57m 27s)
The race was won by Ben Evison of Skegness Coasters undeterred by the hills, he finished in 37m 05s.
The 1st Female to finish was Debbie Simpson of Louth AC who completed the course in 48m 05s (17th overall).

As prevously reported, Mablethorpe RC runners are keen to continue to take part in the many local Park Runs held on Saturdays in parks and green areas around the UK. This week, Sheryl Hawse, Janine Stones and Malcolm Brine were among the 177 entrants that turned out for the very popular Cleethorpes event, for them their first race at this venue.
Malcolm secured 7th position in a time of 19m 27s.
Janine finished 12th in 19m 56s with Sheryl very closely following 13th in 20m 11s.
The winner of this event was Calum Hattersley (unaffilliated) in 18m 10s.
The 1st Female was Beverley Wilson (Cleethorpes & District AC) in 18m 50s.
For more information on these timed but casual, free-to-enter 5km events

On Bank Holiday Monday the Hawse family travelled to Cleethorpes to take part in their open track event which attracted entrants from as far away as Australia.
First to take to the track was Colby (U11) running 80m finishing in 15.04s, just .2 of a second off his best in Grimsby 2 weeks ago.
Eldest Liam (U15) had an exceptionally good 800m race finishing in 2m 36s, 3rd place securing a bronze medal.
Next up Dad, Rob (V35) also achieved a bronze medal being third in the 800m event in a time of 2m 10.1s
Rob reports that this was a most enjoyable and well organised event for one and all.

In what can only be described as driving rain two Mablethorpe RC ladies were of the 53 runners that took part in the Covenham 10k road race on an unseasonally wild wet evening this week.
Sharon Wheatley Margarson was 5th lady in 33rd place (50m 31s).
Elaine Wilson achieved a 10k PB as 10th lady in 42nd place (54m 29s)
As with many local races the winner was Ben Evison (Skegness Coasters) who finished in a fabulous time of 34m 57s.
Also often a winner, the 1st Female to finish was Debbie Simpson (Louth AC) who completed the course in 45m 54s (23rd overall).

Continuing with this season’s 5k Park Runs, on Saturday Janine Stones, Sheryl Hawse and Malcolm Brine were among the 269 competitors that turned out for the increasingly popular Scunthorpe event.
Malcolm again improved his 5k PB finishing 9th in a time of 19m 25s.
For the first time in any race in almost 10 years, Sheryl beat her pal and training partner Janine to the finish.
Sheryl was more than delighted to finish 11th in 19m 40s. Not only did she beat Janine but was 1st lady and a 5k PB too.
The winner of this event was Simon Griffin (unaffilliated) in 17m 22s.

Relentless in their pursuits, training partners Sharon Wheatley Margarson and Elaine Wilson returned to the second running of The Croxby Crawl of 2014. This a tough 4.4 mile course on the undulating Lincolnshire Wolds which they completed a few weeks ago. However, this time it was 8.8 miles, 2 laps of the course. Hosted by Cleethorpes AC this is the 32nd year of this event (part of a series of runs around the same location) and races now total over 125 since it began back in November 1983.
There were 86 competitors at this summer’s evening event.
Given the difficult terrain which is twice trodden, both ladies did extremely well:
Sharon finished in 60th place in 1h 21m 43s (10th Lady).
Elaine finished in 70th place in 1h 24m 51s (16th Lady).
The race was won by Gary Thomas (Wolds Vets) in 53m 17s.
The 1st Female to finish was Kerry Stainton (Louth AC) in 1h 05m 40s (26th overall).
May I extend the gratitude of Cleethorpes AC would like to thank runners Damien Scott and David Scott who both stopped to help a Clee AC athlete who had collapsed 1 mile from the finish and both stayed with him until the emergency services arrived.

Seven Mablethorpe runners were of the 1003 entrants that turned out for the extremely popular Woodhall Spa 10k road race last weekend. A very well organised event, the weather conditions were warm and sunny complementing the beauty of the town and event
Mablethorpe athletes finished as follows:
468th – Carl Musson – 53m 21s
534th – Debbie Jinks – 55m 13s
732th – Lisa Musson – 1h 01m 09s
752nd – Selina Elson – 1h 01m 58s
895th – Louise WIlley – 1h 07m 44s
932nd – Diane Holmes – 1h 11m 25s
976th – Helen Rice-Mundy – 1h 16m 09s
The winner was Thomas Corlett (unaffiliated) who made ease of the course finishing in 32m 47s.
The 1st Female to finish was Philippa Taylor (Nene Valley Harriers) who finished in 38m 24s

April 2014:

Cleethorpes AC are hosts to the annual Colin Moody Memorial 5 mile road race. Held in the resort town, this year’s event attracted 78 participants in a wide age range, the youngest entrant being 14yrs and the oldest 74yrs.
For Mablethorpe there were 3 runners: Janine Stones, Sheryl Hawse and Carl Musson.
Janine finished 25th in 32m 51s.
Sheryl was hot on her heels and was really pleased to achieve her 5 mile personal best finishing 28th in 33m 32s.
Carl finished 60th in 41m 53s.
The race was won by Adam Dalton (Louth AC) in 28m 27s.
The first female back was Natalie Farrow (Lincoln Wellington AC) in 29m 32s – 5th overall position.

In his first 10k since 2011, after recovering from injuries, Robert Hawse joined 4373 runners for the ever popular City Of Lincoln 10k. For this come-back race Rob did superb and came in 57th position overall in a time of 37m 59s.
The winner was Richard Brown of Lincoln Wellington AC in 32m 10s.
The first female to finish was Jo Maddick of City Of Hull AC (30th position overall) in 36m 18s.

Today (Sunday) saw 3 Mablethorpe RC runners among approximately 10000 that participated in this year’s ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon. Entrants travel from all over the UK as this is a very flat course and thus has huge potential for a personal best time, Starting and finishing at Trafford Park the first Manchester Marathon took place in 1908. It had a 10 year absence from 2002 but returned in 2012 and has since well re-established itself as a popular race.
For Elaine Wilson and Sharon Wheatley-Margarson, although seasoned half marathon runners, this was their debut at marathon running and they did very well indeed running together for much of the race.
For their first marathon ever, Sharon finished in a time of 4h 40m 43s, Elaine in 5h 02m 04s.
Andrew Tomlin made his return to the Manchester Marathon and knocked an amazing 22 minutes off last year’s time finishing in a brilliant time of 3h 31m 52s.

Today, four Mablethorpe RC runners joined the +/- 40000 athletes pounding the pavements and roads of the nation’s capital for the 34th London marathon.
Tammy Rainbow knocked off an impressive 7 minutes from her previous marathon personal best completing the course in 3h 29m 10s within her target of 3h 30m.
Andrew Elson, making his debut to marathon running, managed to finish in a very respectable 4h 33m 44s.
Selina Elson was this year running for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity and has so far reached 71% of her target fund raising. If anyone can help Selina to reach that goal please sponsor her at: justgiving.com/Selina-Elson. Selina also achieved a personal best knocking 2 mins off her previous finishing in 5h 01m 19s.
Jane Lammiman, returning to the London marathon once again, showed true grit and determination battling stomach ache from 12 miles to the finish at 26.2 but nevertheless managed a time of 6h 22m 33s.

Last week ultra runner and endurance specialist Chris Rainbow completed a life-long aspiration to run the Pennine Way. This 260 mile trail runs from Edale in Derbyshire through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park ending at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish Border. Along with his good friend Dave Swift, they ran approximately 40 miles per day across what can only be described as difficult terrain, undulating to say the very least. Reportedly, the beautiful scenery made it all worth while. Chris & Dave completed the trail in 7 days with limited support from family but ran the entire way. Not a race and not for charity but out of pure love for running.

Last weekend Robert Hawse, Malcolm Brine and Janine Stones were of 223 that ran the Lincoln 5km Park Run.
Rob finished 4th overall with a new Personal Best in a time of 17m 45s.
Malcolm was 27th also with a Personal Best finishing in 19m 57s.
Janine finished 30th in a time of 20m 03s.

Yesterday, Robert & Sheryl Hawse both produced exceptional performances at the Hull Park Run event. This is a popular location and there were 452 participants.
Rob won this race with a clear 25 second lead and also set a new Personal Best in a time of 17m 02s.
Sheryl also achieved another Personal Best finishing 35th in 20m 37s.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in.
For more information and locations please visit www.parkrun.org.uk

March 2014:

Last weekend 5 Mablethorpe runners were among 587 competitors that turned out for this year’s Sleaford Half Marathon.
Hosted by Sleaford Striders AC, this event attracted a record number of entrants this year. The event started and finished at RAF Cranwell. The course is undulating and has varied terrain for runners to contend with as the course is both on and off road. The weather, although fine, was unfavourably windy and a cold wind at that. However, Mablethorpe adapted and overcame with 2 securing sub 1h 40m times in a difficult race …
Mark Collingwood finished 88th in 1h 36m 09s
Tammy Rainbow finished 119th in 1h 39m 15s
Roger Blake finished 133rd in 1h 40m 31s (course PB)
Sharon Wheatley Margarson finished 363rd in 1h 57m 09s (course PB)
Elaine Wilson finished 502nd in 2h 13m 52s

Chris Rainbow teamed up with ultra-running friends David Terner-Smith, Helen Skelton & Mark Ruscoe to partake in the High Peaks Marathon. This is a 42 mile night time navigation endurance challenge for teams of four. The race starts and finishes in the village of Edale, Derbyshire. The route traverses the Derwent Watershed. Much of the course is a pathless peat bog which must be negotiated in the dark whilst tired and somewhat lost. Make no mistake about it, this is a tough race which tests the entrants to their utmost limits. Organised and run by members of the University Of Sheffield Mountaineering Club, the race is affiliated to the Fell Runners Association.
Of the 41 teams to complete the course, the “Rainbow Worriers” finished in a very impressive 12th position in a fantastic time of 10h 43m 39s.

Meanwhile, Jane Lammiman was one of 1664 runners to take part in the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon 2014. Organised by the Tunbridge Wells Harriers this is a popular event attracting runners from far & wide. The course is hilly & challenging and is particularly known for the lung-busting Spring Hill at 7.5 miles.
Despite the hills and windy conditions, Jane finished in 2h 47m 01s.

Closer to home, two Mablethorpe RC ladies were once again at Cleethorpes AC’s March winter 5k event on the promenade last week.
Of the 105 entrants, Janine Stones finished 38th in 19m 48s (3rd Female) and Sheryl Hawse finished 50th in 20m 32s (5th Female).
Jamie Carter was the only wheelchair entrant this time and finished in a fantastic time of 15m 08s.
The race was won by Richard Brown of Lincoln Wellington AC in 15m 21s.
The first female back was Natalie Farrow also of Lincoln Wellington AC in 17m 44s.

Last weekend 6 Mablethorpe runners were among 351 runners that entered this year’s East Hull 20 mile road race. Organised by the East Hull Harriers AC this race is often referred to as “the ideal warm-up for the London Marathon”. The conditions on the day were contrary to usual for this time of year, rather warm to say the least.
Tammy Rainbow battled stomach cramps and sickness around 10 miles but, despite this, went on to finish in a very respectable time of 2h 41m 18s.
Andy Elson crossed the finish line in 3h 06m 41s.
Sharon Wheatley Margarson achieved a Personal Best finishing the course in 3h 12m 19s.
Elaine Wilson also hit her Personal Best crossing the line in 3h 40m 02s.
Selina Elson achieved a Personal Best finishing in 3h 44m 42s.
Jane Lammiman also got her Personal Best finish time 4h 17m 28s.
The race was won by Will Beauchamp of Sheffield Tri Club in 1h 55m 15s.
Whilst the first female to finish was Nicky Green of Ilkley Harriers AC in 2h 11m 49s.

Otherwise, Roger Blake travelled to Nottinghamshire to take part in the Retford Half Marathon organised by Retford AC. This year the record numbers doubled the 2013 field.
638 runners completed the course. The conditions and indeed the course were ideal. Roger, having never done this race before, was somewhat suprised to achieve an all-time HM Personal Best finishing 121st in 1h 37m 05s.
The race was won by Tom Straw in an outstanding 1h 11m 23s.
The first female to finish was Caroline Wheelhouse of Doncaster AC in 1h 29m 02s (58th position overall).

Last weekend 4 Mablethorpe runners were a few of the 441 that participated in the Grantham Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon. Organised by Grantham AC this race is held annually and is very popular. The race has a fantastic start and finish in the sports stadium. The route is scenic with some wonderful views from the country roads and a lovely run along the canal towpaths. However, there are two particularly challenging hills at mile 6 and mile 11 which test runners to their limits. The sun was shining and it was unusually warm. (At the same race this time last year we had snow!).
Roger Blake finished 77th in 1h 39m 00s
Andrew Elson was 271st in 1h 56m 52s
Debbie Kew finished 294th in 1h 59m 19s
Selina Elson was 409th in 2h 19m 46s
The race was won by Shane Robinson of Lincoln Wellington AC in 1h 15m 10s
The first female back was Emily Foran in 1h 27m 46s (17th position overall).

Janine Stones and Sheryl Hawse were of 246 that ran the free-to-enter Lincoln 5km Park Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of all abilities are welcome to take their first steps or continue their interest in running.
Janine achieved a new Personal Best finishing 22nd in 19m 59s
Sheryl also got a new Personal Best and finished 39th in 21m 05s
For more information and locations please visit www.parkrun.org.uk

Janine Stones, Malcolm Brine and Sheryl Hawse were of 298 that ran this week’s Lincoln 5km Park Run on Saturday. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in.
Janine yet again improved her Personal Best finishing 25th in 19m 55s
Malcolm was hot on her heels with his debut Park Run finishing 26th in 19m 59s
Sheryl also got another Personal Best finishing 43rd in 20m 46s
For more information and locations please visit www.parkrun.org.uk

On Sunday, 8 Mablethorpe runners were of the 140 entrants that took part in the 16th Friskney Half Marathon. Hosted by Boston and District AC this race is just 2 weeks before the London Marathon, an ideal warm-up. The course has high Personal Best potential as it is a totally on the roads and takes in the lovely scenery of the Lincolnshire flatlands. The conditions were perfect, not too hot and not too cold. No rain, indeed it was a dry sunny morning.
Wayne Kew, in his first half marathon in 18 months since he underwent knee surgery, came in a hugely respectable 30th in 1h 32m 42s
Tammy Rainbow pulled-off a HM Personal Best finishing 39th in 1h 36m 34s. This also netted Tammy 3rd overall Lady and a trophy for being the 2nd Female Vet 40.
Roger Blake got a Course Best finishing 47th in 1h 39m 22s
Debbie Kew finished 78th in 1h 51m 47s
Andrew Elson closely followed finishing 84th in 1h 53m 21s
Debbie Jinks made her debut to half marathon running in which she finished 100th in a fantastic time of 2h 01m 58s
Selina Elson came in 127th in 2h 16m 59s
Jane Lammiman achieved a Course Best finishing 137th in 2h 37m 12s
The race was won by Matt Pyatt (Huntindonshire AC) in 1h 14m 17s
The first female back was Jo Isbill (Ryston Runners) in 1h 35m 14s (35th position overall).
Peter Downing was the only wheelchair athlete this year and he made it around the course in a very respectable 1h 39m 02s (44th position).

February 2014:

Last weekend 4 Mablethorpe runners were among 912 participants that travelled to Alsager, near Stoke-On-Trent, to partake in what is said to be one of the fastest 5 mile road races in Britain.
All gave strong performances finishing in the first 25%:
Rob Hawse finished 87th and was on target for a sub-30m time securing 29m 32s. Janine Stones was 199th finishing in 33m 15s. Andrew Tomlin finished 241st in a time of 34m 07s. Sheryl Hawse was 247th in 34m 24s.
The winner was Tom Farrell of Border Harriers AC in a superfast 24m 06s.
The first female back was Helen Clitheroe of Preston Harriers in a time of 26m 51s (27th position overall).

Cleethorpes AC host a series of winter 5k events along the town’s promenade. This week several Mablethorpe RC were racing among the 118 entrants in this one.
After a great performance in the Alsager 5, Andrew Tomlin finished 27th in 20m 16s (Personal Best). He was closely followed by Wayne Kew who was 29th in a time of 20m 21s. Daniel Till finished 33rd in 20m 31s (Personal Best). Tammy Rainbow was 51st in a time of 21m 22s. Gavin Pickwell finished 85th in 24m 03s.
The winner was Charlie Spencer of Clee AC who finished in an amazing time of 16m 59s.
The first female back was Natalie Farrow of Lincoln Wellington AC who finished in 5th position overall in a time of 17m 59s.

January 2014:

As you may know ‘Parkrun’ organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs all around the UK which are staffed by volunteers, open to everyone, are free, safe and easy to take part in. Keeping it in the family Rob, Sheryl and Liam Hawse were among 148 participants that ran the recent Lincoln parkrun. A debutant parkrun for Liam (aged 14) he had a fantastic race finishing 37th in 22m 55s. Sheryl finished 20th in 21m 48s (2nd lady). Rob finished brilliantly, once again in 3rd place in a time of 18m 16s.
The race was won by Dan Hogg of Lincoln Wellington AC in a time of 16m 18s.
For more information about parkrun visit their website at www.parkrun.org.uk

It may well have been a cold and windy (to say the least) New Year’s Day but that did not discourage 433 entrants that turned out for Cleethorpes Athletics Club’s annual (traditional) New Year’s Day 10k. For Mablethorpe, Elaine Wilson was 317th finishing in 57m 12s and Sharon Wheatley Margarson was 207th in 49m 56s securing a pb (for this particular course).
The winner was Richard Brown of Lincoln Wellington AC in 32m 05s whilst the first lady back was Jenny Blizard of Rotherham Harrier AC in 38m 46s (29th position overall).

2 weeks into 2014 and Mablethorpe Running Club have been keeping busy and active …

Mablethorpe reaped excellent results at the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships 2014 at Caythorpe near Grantham last week:
(U13 Girls, 3375m) – Alice Hockham – 7th – 17m 15s
(U15 Girls, 4845m) – Emily Hockham – 20th – 30m 32s
(Sen.Wmn, 8060m) – Janine Stones – 8th – 37m 49s, Tammy Rainbow – 12th – 40m 36s, Sheryl Hawse – 40m 49s.
(U13 Boys, 3375m) – Archie Rainbow – 14th – 16m 27s
(U15 Boys, 4845m) – Joseph Rice-Musson – 10th – 22m 09s
(Vet.Men, 9515m) – Chris Rainbow – 5th – 41m 08s, 17th – Wayne Kew – 45m 07s, Nigel Booth – 20th – 45m 49s
These results won team awards for: Janine, Tammy & Sheryl, Silver (Snr. Wmn) and Chris, Wayne & Nigel won Bronze (Vet. Men).
For the Junior members Ellie Rainbow (U11 Girls) won an award for overall performance in the XC series and Joseph Rice-Musson (U15 Boys) won an award for his performance over the XC season.

10 Mablethorpe Running Club members were among 113 entrants that turned out for Cleethorpes AC’s first Winter 5k of 2014 on the promenade. The first of this monthly series took place in windy, chilly conditions to say the least!
For Mablethorpe, Robert Hawse was just 14 seconds behind the winner securing 3rd place in a time of 17m 43s. Janine Stones finished 29th (3rd Female) in 19m 59s. Wayne Kew closely followed finishing 32nd in 20m 13s. Daniel Till was 42nd in 20m 45s. Sheryl Hawse finished 46th (4th Female) in 21m 04s. Andrew Tomlin was 50th in 21m 40s. Tammy Rainbow finished hot on his heels 51st (5th Female) in 21m 44s. Sharon Wheatley-Margarson was 74th in 23m 41s. Elaine Wilson finished 91st in 26m 36s. Gavin Pickwell was 98th in 27m 45s.
The race was won by Adam Dalton (Louth AC) securing a 17m 29s finish and very close 2nd was Tom Goodie (Clee AC) finishing in 17m 39s.
There were two wheelchair athletes: Jamie Carter (Clee AC) clocked 15m 19s followed closely by his rival Anthony Gotts (Clayton-Le-Moors AC) 15m 30s.

City Of Hull AC have organised a road race around North Ferriby every year since 1954. 33 runners completed the first course back in 1954 but in 2014 there were 613 entrants.
The race took place today and 3 hardy Mablethorpe RC ladies were among those entrants that endured the rain & sleet, snow & gale force winds which made an already difficult race only more challenging. The course is undulating to say the least and there is a much-feared uphill finish so with the harsh conditions also it was tough.
However, Tammy Rainbow secured a 10 mile PB finishing in 187th position in 1h 14m 10s. Also securing a PB, Sharon Wheatley Margarson finished 367th in 1h 24m 13s. Elaine Wilson completed the course in 1h 43m 01s (565th position).
The race was won by Carl Ryde of Doncaster AC who flew around the course in an amazing 56m 56s followed closely by Pumlani Bangani of Salford Harriers AC in 57m 10s.
The first female back was Natalie Farrow of Lincoln Wellington AC who finished in 25th position overall in a time of 1h 03m 10s.

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