ATHLETICS: Sleaford Town Runners stretch their legs near and far

Three Sleaford Town Runners made the journey to the Worksop Half Marathon last Sunday.

With a slightly altered route from the previous years, complete with an increased entry with more than 2,400 finishers. Despite the changes, it remained an undulating course though competitors were blessed with some unusually warm temperatures for this annual autumn event.

Angie Freemantle finished in 1hr 47min 33sec, Simon Lunn 1.49.17 and Jayne MacArthur 2.03.08

n Sarah Whatton and Shaun Louth travelled up to the Humber Bridge for Helloween On The Humber.

This was a six hour event where a hundred or so runners and walkers from across the country descend on Humber Bridge to test themselves in running, walking, shuffling, and crawling. For this six hours they try to complete as many four-mile laps as possible in that time. All that is asked is that participants complete a minimum of one four-mile lap every three hours. How hard could it be?

The run started at 6pm on the Saturday evening and finished at midnight. Conditions on the bridge were absolutely perfect for running.

Sarah completed seven laps, while Shaun completed two laps before stopping his run to assist with an incident on the bridge.

n Five club members took part in the the Three Rivers Challenge at South Kyme.

The low key 15-mile event has nearly all of its route along the riverbanks of the Slea, the Witham and the Skirth, passing through North Kyme, Billinghay, Tattershall Bridge, Chapel Hill and back to South Kyme.

Leading the way for the club was Jayne MacArthur and Louise McCauley, followed by Paul Freemantle and Libby Fincham, and finally Shaun Louth.

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