Ben Coasts to victory in 10k

The first men home - pictured with Mayor Carl Macey and Jolly - are Chris Baxter, Paul Jackson, Adam Dalton, Ben Evison and David Allworthy. tFeRroCselGF1Db4RSSZ
The first men home - pictured with Mayor Carl Macey and Jolly - are Chris Baxter, Paul Jackson, Adam Dalton, Ben Evison and David Allworthy. tFeRroCselGF1Db4RSSZ

A total of 318 runners took on the second Skegness 10k on Sunday.

Competitors travelled from all over the country, from as far away as Manchester and Essex, to converge on the Southview Leisure Park to compete in the 6.1 mile run.

Bev Wilson was the first lady home.

Bev Wilson was the first lady home.

Following months of preparation by the Skegness Coasters Running Club, the race was hailed a success with positive feedback.

The first man home was Coaster Ben Evison, completing the course in 34 mins 37 secs, followed by Adam Dalton from Louth AC (35.09) and Paul Jackson, also from Louth AC (36.36).

First lady was Bev Wilson of Cleethorpes & District AC in 40.41, followed by Emma Penniston of the Nene Valley Harriers (41.34) and Lucinda Pitcher of Lincoln Wellington RC (41.49).

Other category winners: Female Vet 40 - Jill Ottley, Cleethorpes & District (41.53); Male Vet 40 - Mike McDougall, Wolds Vets (39.30); Female Vet 50 - Sarah O’Dare (49.17); Male Vet 50 - Paul Freeman, Wolds Vets (40.42); Female Vet 60 - Barbara Brown, Wolds Vets (49.05); Male Vet 60 - Kevin Harrison, Mablethorpe RC (42.03); Male Vet 70 - Terry Fone, Eye Community Runners (47.02).

Mayor Carl Macey and the Jolly Fisherman were on hand to set the runners off at 10am, also presenting finishers’ medals and prizes later in the day.

All finishers received a medal featuring the Jolly Fisherman in ​Skegness Coasters running kit and trainers, running along the beach.

The medals were once again sponsored by the Skegness Town Council.

Lincolnshire Co-Op provided 800 bottles of water for the water stations.

Specialist Lincoln running shop, The Lincolnshire Runner, donated vouchers for prizes.

Harry Ralph, from Injury & Sports Therapy, was on hand during the event for advice and massage.

There will be a donation from the proceeds to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Full results are available on www.skegness10k.com