‘From couch to 5K’ success for runners

Skegness District Running CLub beginners who completed their first 5K run.
Skegness District Running CLub beginners who completed their first 5K run.
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A group of runners who were strangers to exercise just a few weeks’ ago - have successfully completed their first 5k run.

The Skegness and District Running Club’s beginners group, all from the Skegness and Spilsby area, took part in a ‘couch to 5k’ event on Saturday at Boston ParkRun.

The group of women trained for nine week’s under the leadership of Helena Shelton.

Helena said: “The group met in all weathers every Monday night at our Skegness headquarters at the Crown Hotel.

Their training progressed from just a few minutes’ running in week one to being able to run for 30 to 45 minutes by the end of week nine. They were also given homework to do.”

The club was set up in January and has more than 100 members or various abilities.

Members meet weekly in Skegness, Spilsby and Boston.