Paula completes her 67th marathon race

Pictured are Selina with her sister Kerry Horsman-Gray, showing off their Great North Run medals. fLXgxGaC1mmWrTBDfz7U
Pictured are Selina with her sister Kerry Horsman-Gray, showing off their Great North Run medals. fLXgxGaC1mmWrTBDfz7U

Experienced and enthusiastic veteran marathon runner Paula Downing travelled to Ambleside in Cumbria last weekend for her 67th marathon.

Great Langdale Marathon is a road race in the beautiful Langdale Valley.

Phoebe Willey.

Phoebe Willey.

In almost 30 years many thousands of runners of all standards have enjoyed the stunning location despite the exceptionally hilly terrain with some parts of the course climbs being extremely steep.

The marathon features the notable challenge of Blea Tarn, with a view of the tarn and surrounding hills from the top of the climb.

The route took runners from Great Langdale to Little Langdale through to picturesque hamlets of Skelwith Bridge, Chapel Style and Dungeon Ghyll.

Mablethorpe Running Club’s Paula finished in 3 hrs 48 mins 19 secs, for which she was second lady overall and first lady in her age group.

Three junior members of Mablethorpe RC excelled with their school sporting events.

Ellie and Archie Rainbow and Phoebe Willey all attend Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (QEGS) in Alford.

For their school, they all competed in the Children’s SuperTri at Eton Dorney Lake in Berkshire, which was the venue for the 2012 Olympic Rowing.

This event involved a swim in the lake followed by cycling and running around the perimeter of the lake.

Ellie put in a very determined effort, finishing in 35m 52s.

She swam 200m in 9 mins 50 secs, biked 5,300m in 14 mins 27 secs and ran 1,800m in 9 mins 38 secs.

Archie enjoys a challenge and gave it all finishing in 45 mins 08 secs.

He swam 0.4km in 10 mins 21 secs, biked 10.6km in 21 mins 43 secs and ran 2.5km in 11 mins 25 secs.

Phoebe also enjoyed the experience finishing in 51 mins 12 secs.

She swam 300m in 6 mins 39 secs, biked 10,600m in 27 mins 28 secs and ran 2,500m in 14 mins 59 secs.

The fifth and final race of the Wolds Dash Series took place, hosted by Louth AC.

It is a series of off-road runs which take place annually at Hubbards Hills.

Mablethorpe RC results are as follows, with most of the juniors giving their best performance of the series: Under 11 Girls (2.21km) - Willow Van Landeghem 12m 21s; Under 13 Girls (3.22km) - Hope Midgely 16m 22s, Rebecca Millward 19m 28s, Lana Dales 22m 08s; Veteran Women (7.13km) - Debbie Jinks 36m 25s, Jane Dales 38m 04s, Andrea Mettam 43m 48s; Under 11 Boys (2.21km) - Woody Dales 10m 14s; Veteran Men (7.13km) - Nigel Booth 34m 25s.

The Great North Run, a half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields, is the second largest half marathon in the world.

This year’s event attracted a record of approximately 57,000 participants.

From Mablethorpe Running Club Ellie Norman, Selina Elson and Jane Dales took part.

This was Jane’s debut half marathon for which she recorded a fantastic time of 2 hrs 06 mins 08 secs.

Selina is no stranger to the run having completed it two years ago.

She knocked more than 30 seconds over that time, finishing in 2 hrs 31 mins 14 secs.

For Ellie this was a charity run for which she raised over £350 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

She was rightly delighted with her finish time of 3h 04m 04s.

Mablethorpe Running Club successfully hosted the East Coast Classic 10k.

In addition to the 10k there was a 3km fun run.

There were 42 runners in the fun run of mixed abilities and ages.

The first three to cross the line were from Mablethorpe RC: 1 Paige Midgley 12m 44s, 2 Keira Mager 13m 14m, 3 Ella Hawse 13m 38s.

The club meets at Mablethorpe Athletics Club on Sherwood Fields in Mablethorpe at 6.30pm every Monday and Thursday.

Mondays is for both seniors and juniors (aged seven to 16) and Thursdays are for seniors only.

Anyone, of whatever age or ability, is welcome to join in.

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