Skegness runner wins East Coast Classic 10k

Mablethorpe Running Club members after the East Coast Classic 10k EMN-150914-092608002
Mablethorpe Running Club members after the East Coast Classic 10k EMN-150914-092608002

A record entry lined up for this year’s East Coast Classic 10k in warm conditions on Sunday.

The 10k run reached its 300 capacity well before race day, but with no-shows and those who did not finish, 258 runners completed the course.

The race started and finished at Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station before heading towards Trusthorpe, Sutton-on-Sea and Sandilands Promenade before the 5km turn back.

Most of the field hailed from Mablethorpe, Skegness, Louth, Cleethorpes and Grimsby, but there were entrants from further afield with an ages spanning 15 through to a veteran runner in his eighties who had completed many races around the world.

Ben Evison (Skegness Coasters) made light work of the course to win in just 33min 37secs, while first female home was Lucy Holt (City of Stoke AC) in 38.28 for 19th overall.

Janine Stones was the first Mablethorpe Running Club member across the line in 44th in a time of 41.56.

Other Mablethorpe RC times: 53 Roger Blake 43.07, 117 Debbie Jinks 49.55, 187 Tayla Anderson 59.50, 190 Carl Musson 59.53, 204 Andrea Mettam 1hr 01min 52secs, 221 Ellie Norman 1.05.26, 233 Diane Holmes 1.09.07, 243 Helen Rice-Mundy 1.13.53, 244 Loey Hewson 1.14.14.

The club wish to thank all of the runners, supporters, sponsors and suppliers.

* Sharon Wheatley-Margarson and Elaine Wilson returned for the finale of the Croxby Crawl series.

Only 45 runners completed the Croxby Crippler Half-Marathon with Sharon and Elaine running the race together and finishing 38th and 39th in a great time of 2hr 10min 59secs (ninth and 10th female respectively).

* Mablethorpe RC had a great turnout at the fifth and final race of the Wolds Dash Series.

Mablethorpe RC results – U13 girls: Hope Midgley 18min 12secs, Phoebe Willey 18.42, Rebecca Millward 20.30. U15 girls: Alice Hockham 23.38. U17 girls: Paige Midgley 26.07, Emily Hockham 32.07, Tayla Anderson 34.34. Veteran men: Leon Hockham 31.05, Carl Musson 39.05. Senior women: Ellie Norman 42.00. Veteran women: Debbie Jinks 35.59, Sharon Wheatley-Margarson 36.11, Elaine Wilson 38.20, Lisa Musson 43.03, Andrea Mettam 45.35, Diane Holmes 48.25, Loey Hewson 49.19, Louise Willey 50.14, Helen Rice-Mundy 50.14.

Overall after the five races, Mablethorpe’s Alice Hockham was second in the under 15 girls’ class, while Paige Midgley and Emily Hockham were first and second respectively in the U17 girls’. Debbie Jinks also won a trophy as the third-placed veteran woman finisher.