Stuart won’t be broken on the Bolingbroke trail

Runners line-up at King's Lynn.
Runners line-up at King's Lynn.

The evening running of the Bolingbroke Breaker 10K attracted a new record number of participants.

A total of 118 athletes competed at the race hosted and devised by Skegness & District Running Club.

The race starts and finishes at the Black Horse pub in the centre of Old Bolingbroke and takes the runners out to the scenic hills of the Wolds.

First back was Spilsby’s Stuart Cragg in the black and orange of Skegness & District in a time of 37.10, followed by Paul Jackson of Louth AC in 37.34.

Third home was Leigh Macdonald from Lincoln Wellington Runners in 38.47.

The first female runner home was Jill Ottley from Cleethorpes AC in 41.57.

The race was well supported by club runners from all over Lincolnshire.

The club’s next race is the Bolingbroke Breaker eight-miler on June 29.

Anyone is invited to take on the challenge of the hills.

Further details can be found on the club’s website

Lee Winter kicked off a busy weekend by taking on a personal running challenge - raising funds in memory of friend Greg Mustill and raising awareness of the organ donation scheme along the way.

Skegness and District Running Club member Lee, ran 50 miles from the Buildbase branch in Grimsby back to the store he manages in Boston.

On a cold and windy day, and with some challenging hills during the middle section of the route between Louth and Horncastle, the run was anything but easy.

But with the support of some good friends he determinedly kept going and was welcomed back to Boston at the end of an emotional and exhausting day by family and friends.

At the Great East Anglia Run, SADRC members lined up with more than 2000 other runners for the 11th staging of this popular 10k race.

Fifteen-year-old Logan Graves was first to finish for the club, taking a couple of minutes off his recent trail 10k at Bourne woods he clocked a fast time of 42:06.

Next back was Ian Russell in 45:49 – his fastest time since joining the club.

Mark Simons returned to racing with a time of 47:19 and John Bide rounded off the men’s team finishing in 53:57 in his first 10k of the year.

For the ladies, Sarah Coupland took a good three minutes off her personal best.

Accompanied by Tilly Milverton, Sarah clocked 55:54, with Tilly a couple of seconds ahead on 55:52 as she completed event number six in her 16/16 challenge.

Lynsey Ballans managed a three second PB with 61:18 while Sarah-Jane Eggleton ran her first 10k since joining the club in 62:40.

Sarah Burton had a great run, reducing her personal best by almost seven minutes to finish in 64:11, while Janet Norton improved on her Lincoln 10k time with 68:52 and Kim O’Connell completed her second 10k in a fortnight in a good time of 70:37.

Sanjiv Jain was amongst 8,000 runners taking part in the Great Birmingham 10k.

Part of the Great Run series, the race had a real party atmosphere with music from four different decades blaring out at the start and UB40 sounding the horns to start each wave of runners.

On an undulating course there was no PB this time for Sanjiv, but he flew the flag for SADRC in a big city race and ran well to finish in under 80 minutes, recording a time of 79 minutes and 18 seconds .

Six members competed in the Authorpe 10k fun run, an annual run raising funds for Hedgehog Care based in Authorpe.

The runners enjoyed an undulating course on nice quiet country roads.

Andy Shelton was first club finisher in 10th place in a time of 43:30.

Kerry Bird ran 55:07, Tony Tomlin 55:50 and Hilary Depper 62:17, while there was a 10k debut for Amber Spiers, accompanied by Helena Shelton and Totty the dog.

Amber completed her first 10k in a very good time of 69:06.

Daniel Francis travelled to Milton Keynes for his first attempt at the marathon distance.

The marathon course has been designed to include a bit of everything, with tree lined boulevards, lakes, parks, woodland and a stretchof the Grand Union Canal, followed by a grandstand finish inside Stadium MK – home of MK Dons Football Club.

Dan ran a very even pace up to halfway and, despite suffering with cramp during the second half, he kept up a decent pace to complete his first marathon in an excellent time of 4 hours 36 minutes and 46 seconds.