Skegness Coaster bags personal best in Robin Hood 10k

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Skegness Coaster Rebecca Greenham, 21, gained a 10k personal best time on Saturday when she took part in the Robin Hood 10k Trail Race in Sherwood Pines, Notts.

Rebecca is currently studying Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham. She completed the race in a time of 55:46, coming 182 out of 317 runners.

Sherwood Pines also hosted the Evil Sheriff Off Road Dualthlon in which Rich Vincent competed. He is a member of the Coasters and also the Skegness Triathlon Club and was running on this occasion in his Skegness Tri vest.

This event saw the competitors run 5km, cycle 16km and then run another 3.6km. Rich finished in 1:44:50 coming 194 out of 317.

Elsewhere, the Coasters’ Martin Jessop, Clif Abbott and Helena Shelton took part in the Boston & District Athletic Club’s Annual five mile Poppy Race on Sunday.

This fast, flat course saw 84 runners help raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Martin Jessop finished the five mile course in 37:56, Clif in 40:48 and Helena in 56:49

Meanwhile, Steve Bark took part in yet another fell run. This time he completed the Roaches Fell Race in Staffordshire. Steve came in 67th out of 143 in 2:54.

The course was 15.5 miles with 3,700 feet of ascent. In Steve’s word it was perfect weather with ‘a lot of squad and blather!’

Finally, Andy Bailey took part in his second race as an official Skegness Coaster, proudly wearing his Coasters vest at the Remembrance 11k at Fineshades Wood near Corby.

Andy was happy with his time of 1:10:52 given that there was a ‘monster hill in the last kilometre!’

The Skegness Coasters Running Club meets at 6.30pm on Tuesday nights at the Welcome Inn, Burgh Road, Skegness.

The club caters for all abilities from complete beginners to Ultra marathoners.

Fore more information go to www.skegnesscoasters.org.uk.