MABLETHORPE Running Club had a fantastic turnout of 18 members for the popular Lincoln 10K event. The race attracted 4,375 runners and they had perfect conditions which meant that fast times were the order of the day.
The winner was Matthew Bowser of Lincoln Wellington A C in a superb time of 30 minutes and 30 seconds.
There were personal best times for six of the club runners who were led home by Darren Spencer (vet 40 ) in 57th place in a great time of 36 minutes and 52 seconds, just outside his best time but showing that his preparations for the London Marathon are going well.
He was followed by Richard Hallam (vet 45) in 69th position and 37.19. Then there was a great battle between Allan Carr (vet 50) and James McNamee with times of 38.49 and 38.54 respectively. This was Allan’s first race for some years and was a personal best for James.
Kevin Harrison (vet 55) was just outside his best time but had a superb run with 170th position and a time of 39.45. He was just ahead of Janine Stones (vet 40) who had a strong run in 39.54, which saw her finish as 9th lady and 3rd lady in her age group.
There was a close finish between Mark Collingwood (senior) and Mick Casey (vet 60) with times of 40.36 and 40.49 respectively which were close to their personal bests. Mick was second in his age group category.
Daniel Lammiman (junior) who was on leave from the Army had a good run in 408th place with 43.25 and was closely followed by Sheryl Hawse (senior) in 43.25. This was just outside her personal best and she was second in her age group category.
Paul Marriott (vet 40) ran well for 619th place in 44.40, which was his second fastest time and showed he is preparing well for the Paris Marathon next month.
Oliver Lammiman (junior) continued his remarkable improvement of late with a personal best time of 46.33.
There were personal best times for Andy Elson ( vet 50), Debbie Kew (vet 40), and Guy Willey (senior) with 48.20, 49.46 and 50.37.
The club chairman, Wayne Kew (vet 45) had problems with his hamstring but still recorded 51.33 after waiting for his wife, Debbie and running with her to the finish.
Selina Elson (vet 40) ran very well for a new personal best time of 62.18 and she was followed home by Jane Lammiman (vet 40) in 70.27.
The Thorney 10K race attracted a much smaller field of 254 competitors but saw another fine run from Nigel Booth (vet 50) in 26th place with a time of 38 minutes and 49 seconds which won the first prize in his age group category.
Mablethorpe Running Club members were involved in the first running of the Belchford 3 Churches 10K race organised by Louth A C and held on a very hilly course around Tetford. The race was well contested but disappointingly only attracted a small field of 61 competitors.
First back for Mablethorpe was Nigel Booth (vet 50) in 4th place with a time of 41 minutes and 2 seconds and first prize in his age group category. He was followed by Guy Willey (senior) in 37th position in 51.39. Oliver Lammiman who is a member of the junior section ran very well to finish 43rd in 52.27 and next back for the club was his mother, Jane Lammiman (vet 40), in 60th place in 76.53.
Tammy Marshall-Rainbow (vet 40) and Wayne Kew (vet 45) went to Leicestershire to take part in the popular Ashby 20 mile race that attracted 844 competitors, as part of their preparations for the Edinburgh Marathon in May. Wayne ran round with Tammy and encouraged her to produce a great run on her debut over the distance with them finishing together in 343rd place and a time of 2 hours 43 minutes and 28 seconds.
Mick Casey (vet 60) was in Rotherham to take part in the 2nd running of the South Yorkshire Half Marathon. The race saw 379 runners having to complete 2 circuits of a hilly course and Mick had a strong run to finish 66th in 1 hour 30 minutes and 34 seconds which won him the age group prize in his category.
The Newton ’s Fraction Half Marathon Race started and finished at the athletics stadium in Grantham and the 383 competitors had to contend with hot weather as well as the exceptionally steep hills at 6 miles and 10 miles.
Paul Marriott (vet 40) finished 114th in 1.44.38, followed by Emma Marshall-Telfer (vet 40) who was in 250th place in a time of 1.57.44.
There was a great personal best time of 1.57.47 and 252nd position for Debbie Kew (vet 40). Selina Elson (vet 40) ran well to record a time of 2.27.44 in 362ndplace.
The club meets at the Athletic club on Sherwood Fields in Mablethorpe at 6.30 pm every Monday and anyone, whatever their ability, are welcome to come and run.