Coasters are going the distance

Mark Harvey and Robert Rennie on the Boston route.
Mark Harvey and Robert Rennie on the Boston route.

Eight Skegness Coasters competed in the third Boston Marathon and Half Marathon.

Billed as the flattest UK Marathon course, with a total elevation of just 11 feet, this popular event saw 1,250 atheletes racing on the quiet country roads.

Coasters times were: Marathon - Robert Rennie 3:09.05 (35th), Mark Harvey 3:11.48 (39th), Carole Tumber 4:58, Sue Smith 5:06; half marathon - Janet Harmston 1:56.29, Ian Bailey 2:09.42, Emily Avison 2:12.46 (first half marathon), Jackie Rhodes 2:12.46