Skegness Coasters runners take on Brigg Poppy 10k race

Pictured are (from left) Barbara Odlin, Andy Bailey, Debbie Cussons, Julie Hawkesford. Katie Green, Michael Hawkesford.
Pictured are (from left) Barbara Odlin, Andy Bailey, Debbie Cussons, Julie Hawkesford. Katie Green, Michael Hawkesford.

Very windy but fine conditions greeted the six Skegness Coasters members who took on last week’s Brigg Poppy 10k race.

The event, which is organised in aid of the Royal British Legion appeal, attracted over 200 runners and scores of spectators.

The out-and-back course took the runners from the Angel car park in Brigg and out towards Cadney, following the banks of the Old River Ancholme.

There were high crosswinds and headwinds throughout the race, which was mainly run along unsheltered country roads.

Michael Hawkesford was the first Coaster home, finishing the course in 50 minutes. The first lady Coaster was Katie Green in a personal best time of 51:26.

Full Coaster results are - Michael Hawkesford 50:00, Katie Green 51:26 (PB), Julie Hawkesford 53:25, Debbie Cussons 58:01 (PB), Andy Bailey 65:30, Barbara Odlin 76:32.

- Pictured are (from left) Barbara Odlin, Andy Bailey, Debbie Cussons, Julie Hawkesford. Katie Green, Michael Hawkesford.