Excellent third-place finish for Rob at running festival

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A tremendous run by Rob Hawse, of Mablethorpe Running Club, saw him finish in an excellent third spot in the 5km race at the Milton Keynes Festival of Running. In an event which had an impressive 503 finishers on Sunday, Rob romped home in 17mins 46secs.

Club member Roger Blake said: “Rob stated that he was fairly satisfied with his run as he had got a little lost on the course due to a lack of marshalls and signage which may have cost him up to 20 seconds.”

Winner was homegrown Mark Ryall (Milton Keynes AC) in 15.57, with Christopher Westcott (Stevenage & North Herts AC) second in 17.33.

Thousands of runners competed at the event, which also featured a 10km race a half-marathon and a 20-mile road race.

Mablethorpe Running Club’s Nigel Cross, Janine Stones and Malcolm Brine took part in a 5km seafront run at Cleethorpes Promenade.

The event was organised by Cleethorpes Athletics Club and attracted 110 runners from many local clubs and some runners from further afield.

The Mablethorpe contingent all finished within one minute of each other and all came home inside the top 50.

Final times and placings were: Malcolm (33rd) in 20mins 02secs; Janine (36th) in 20.14, who was second fastest female on the day; Nigel (49th) in 21.00.

The winner was Adam Dalton (Louth AC), in 16.34.

The first female to finish was Grace Sullivan (Cleethorpes & District AC) in 19.19 (27th overall).

Mablethorpe RC juniors Joseph Rice-Mundy and Archie Rainbow ran for Lincolnshire in the ESAA (English Schools’ Athletics Association) New Balance English Schools’ Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

The race took place in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham, home to Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Natural History Museum and many other fine buildings.

Joseph and Archie were selected on the back of their exceptional achievements at their school cross country events.

They both attend Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Alford

The windy and muddy cross country conditions did little to deter around 2,500 youngsters and the competition was fierce among all age groups.

Joseph competed in the intermediate boys’ clas and ran 5.7km, finishing 270th in 20.58.

He was one of 335 athletes in his category.

The winner was Matthew Willis of Cheshire in 17.58.

Archie took part in the junior boys’ category.

He ran 4.2k and finished 116th in 16.54.

There were 337 in his event.

The winner was Harris Mier, of Cornwall, in 15.12.

Mablethorpe RC meet at Mablethorpe Athletics Club on the town’s Sherwood Fields at 6.30pm every Monday and Thursday.

Anyone, whatever their age or ability, are welcome to go along and run with club members.

For more informationgo online to the club’s website at www.mablethorperunningclub.org.uk