First places for runners Hilary and Colin

The team at Spilsby.
The team at Spilsby.

Skegness & District Running Club members have seen action at Spilsby, Caistor and Nottingham.

Eighteen members took part in the annual Spilsby Six Miler, part of the ever-popular Spilsby Show, and some great times were achieved with two club runners picking up trophies.

Hilary and Colin.

Hilary and Colin.

Hilary Depper, from Wainfleet, was the first female veteran 60 finisher and Colin Chambers, from Boston, was the first male veteran 70 runner home.

Over at Caistor, the Sting in the Tail 10k event is known for the last two miles which take you steadily uphill and past the steep hills of the church twice before finishing in the market place.

Five members took up the challenge and were thrilled to conquer the hills of Caistor.

Sarah Burton, from Kirton, who started running little more than a year ago said: “That was my first race with hills, we don’t see many hills in Boston.

“Thankfully, the club has a Tuesday Training Night in Spilsby so we can run on different terrains.”

In Nottingham, the Notts Ladies Day 10k was a very warm race for club runners Amy Lambley, Gemma Wills, Kirsty Dove-­Taylor and Jenny Dodes.

Gemma and Amy were very pleased to cross the line just under the hour with Kirsty and Jenny coming home together in 80 minutes.

If anyone would like to take their running further or find out more about getting started they are more than welcome at any of the club running nights, Spilsby on Tuesdays, Boston on Thursdays and Skegness on Fridays.

Full details can be found at the club’s website at