Mablethorpe Running Club: Lincs Cross Country League; Paula runs through pain barrier

Carl Holmes in the Lincs Cross Country League EMN-150312-161129002
Carl Holmes in the Lincs Cross Country League EMN-150312-161129002

Mablethorpe Running Club member Paula Downing overcame a nasty downhill tumble to complete one of the Uk’s toughest marathons.

The Bolton Hill Marathon route features a total ascent of 2,997 feet around the trails and country roads of the West Pennine Moors with Bolton Mountain Rescue on standby in case of sudden extremes of weather.

Phoebe Willey competes in the Lincs Cross Country League EMN-150312-161118002

Phoebe Willey competes in the Lincs Cross Country League EMN-150312-161118002

Paula was among the 191 finishers despite her fall just a few miles from the finish, refusing medical intervention to reach the line bleeding with bruises to her hands, arms and knees. She was very pleased with her finishing time of 4hr 03min 57secs for 48th place.

Steven Snape (unaffiliated) won in a staggering 3.07.28.

* Mablethorpe RC’s Kev Harrison was first vet 60 runner home at the Skegness 10k in 41min 59secs for 24th overall.

He was followed by Janine Stones in 42.31, who was second vet 40 female, and 47th overall, Debbie Jinks (128th) in a personal best 51.29 and Andrea Mettam who also recorded a 10k PB of 57.17 for 201st.

* Club chairman Wayne Kew returned to the Clowne Half Marathon and ran an incredible time of 1hr 33min 22secs (82nd) in his first half of the year.

The time, which included about 500 feet of climbing, was almost four minutes quicker than his 2014 attempt.

* Mablethorpe RC were well represented at the latest two rounds of the Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League at Boston and Gainsborough.

Mablethorpe times (Boston) – U11 girls: Lana Doles 8min 23secs. U13 girls: Ellie Rainbow 11min 51secs, Phoebe Willey 12.45. U20/senior/veteran women: Diane Holmes 45.53, Helen Rice-Mundy 46.15. U11 boys: Lewis Leader 6min 25secs, Woody Dales 7.35. U15 boys: Archie Rainbow 17.14. U17 men: Joseph Rice-Mundy 24.34. U20/senior/veteran men: Chris Rainbow 41.56, Carl Holmes 50.49, Nigel Booth 54.52.

(Gainsborough Academy) – U13 girls: Ellie Rainbow 17min 13secs, Phoebe Willey 17.33. U20/senior/veteran women: Janine Stones 21.40. U15 boys: Archie Rainbow 16.19. U20/senior/veteran men: Chris Rainbow 34.44, Carl Holmes 41.53.