Mablethorpe runners part of the Great Britain Relay

Members of Mablethorpe Running Club recently took part in the GB Relay 2014. Pictured is: Chris Rainbow, Elaine Wilson, Janine Stones and Carl Musson who accompanied the runners on all three stages on his bike. EMN-140714-091916001
Members of Mablethorpe Running Club recently took part in the GB Relay 2014. Pictured is: Chris Rainbow, Elaine Wilson, Janine Stones and Carl Musson who accompanied the runners on all three stages on his bike. EMN-140714-091916001
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Four members of Mablethorpe Running Club took part in the GB Relay 2014 known as ‘The People’s Relay’ which ran alongside a world record attempt.

The relay started on June 1 in Scarborough and finished back in Scarborough on July 2.

This is a running relay and the runners covered more than 7,000 kilometres in 594 stages running around the coastline of mainland Britain in an attempt to break a world record.

It was estimated that up to 2,000 runners took part and they all had to carry a specially designed GPS baton which recorded the whole distance.

The relay travelled up the coast on the evening of June 30 from Boston to Skegness, then onwards towards Sutton on Sea via Chapel St Leonards.

Janine Stones, a Mablethorpe Running Club member, was handed the baton in Sutton on Sea in the early hours of July 1.

She proceeded with the baton towards Theddlethorpe where she exchanged the baton with another MRC member Chris Rainbow.

Chris then headed up the coast towards North Somercotes where he handed the baton to two more MRC members, Sharon Margarson and Elaine Wilson, who headed on towards their destination at North Cotes arriving at 04.45am.

The baton was handed on to members of the Wolds Veterans Running Club who then headed off towards Cleethorpes where the baton was then on its last few legs as the relay was due to end in Scarborough that very evening.

Carl Musson from Mablethorpe Running Club cycled the entire three stages of the relay with his fellow club members and Jane Cope of Louth Athletic Club, with husband Malc, cycled the last of the three stages of the Mablethorpe Running Club stages.

All runners are now waiting to find out if their world record attempt has been successful as currently all evidence is being studied by the Guinness Book of Records and all runners will be awarded with a certificate and their achievement in the Guinness Book of Records if this is the case.

However this information will take several months to be audited and verified.