Marathon fever races into Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe Marathon 2015. EMN-150510-141143001
Mablethorpe Marathon 2015. EMN-150510-141143001

A spike of marathon fever came to Mablethorpe on Sunday as thousands of runners hit the road to take part in Lincolnshire’s only full marathon.

Runners old and young, men and women headed to the town to run in both the full and half-marathon events which set off and finished from Monks Dyke Tennyson College in the town.

The nationally recognised event, known as ‘The Friendly One’ shows the importance of the venue which is currently being considered for closure, leaving the school site for future event use hanging in the balance.

Participants from across the country and even abroad come to Mablethorpe to take part in the flat course to help achieve their personal best times, raising funds for charity, use as practice run for the London Marathon 2016 and even a Guinness World Record Attempt was undertaken for the fastest man to run the marathon dressed as a whoopee cushion.

Honourary presidents of the marathon committee, Terry Stow said: “We are happy to have yet again received our gold standard and the event was another great success. Everyone had nothing but praise for the event and there were even two people who were running their 100th marathons.

“Big thank you goes out to all the marshalls, sponsors and runners on the day, to LIVES and our partners for this year’s event, The Royal British Legion.”