ATHLETICS: Skegness Coasters enjoy busy weekends

Debbie, Julie, Amy and Mike with their Poppy medals.
Debbie, Julie, Amy and Mike with their Poppy medals.

Skegness Coasters members Amy St Quinton, Julie Hawkesford, Michael Hawkesford and Debbie Cussons competed in the Brigg Poppy 10k last Sunday.

This popular run raises money for the Royal British Legion and incorporates a military challenge as well as the regular 10k.

Martin Jessop with new Tshirt and medal from the Worksop Half.

Martin Jessop with new Tshirt and medal from the Worksop Half.

It was held in perfect conditions and was marshalled and friendly.

Times: Amy 1hr 56min 0sec, Julie 1.56.35, Michael 1.59.40 and Debbie 1.59.55.

n Martin Jessop took part in the Worksop Halloween Half-Marathon on the same day, finishing in a very respectable 1hr 47min 57secs, while Gary Dembrey completed the tough Snowdonian Marathon in a time of 4hr 32mins.

nCoasters Mark Harvey and Neil Mitchell came in first and third respectively at the inaugural Boston Parkrun.

Craig Tarrant and Rebecca Porter also took part.

n James McNamee flew over the Atlantic to run in the famous New York Marathon.

He was surprised at how hilly the course was, but had a fantastic run, finishing in 2hr 57mins.

n Jackie Rhodes completed the country’s third-hilliest half-marathon down in Marlow, and confirmed it was the toughest 13.1-miles she had ever done, but finished in 2.15.

n The Skegness Coasters meet on a Tuesday evening at The Welcome Inn and new members are always welcome. The club offers three free weeks, without obligation, as a taster.

For further information, find them on Facebook or contact the club at skegness10k@gmail.com