Boston runners shine despite the rain

The popular North Lincolnshire event still managed to draw the crowds even though the weather was not on their side.
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The weather has been rather dyer for events in the last month and it was hardly surprising that the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon and 10k would see incessant rain fall on the near 1500 strong field that included five intrepid members of Boston Community Runners. They made the journey to Quibell Park Stadium in Scunthorpe for the event held on the last Sunday before the Spring equinox, March 17th. Undeterred by the inclement weather, the BCR runners posted some superb performances.

First held back in 2012, the Tape2Tape hosted North Lincolnshire Half Marathon makes full use of the flat terrain that Lincolnshire is famous for with only two road bridges spoiling a near flat elevation profile. The relative lack of shelter at the race HQ made for a somewhat chilly experience pre and post-race given the conditions but during the race it seemed relatively mild and for a change and not overly windy.

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With the already saturated land and the volume of rain that had fallen, roads were surprisingly free of deep puddles with only an area in the closing stages that had runners splashing their way towards the finish line on the stadium running track.

Boston Runners at ScunthorpeBoston Runners at Scunthorpe
Boston Runners at Scunthorpe

Finishers were rewarded with a large St Patrick’s Day themed medal for their efforts that went down very well. First home for the black and yellow stripes was Steve Roberts who loved the course and fast run saw him back in 1.28.26. Steves wife Elektra was next home finishing in 1.57.36 just ahead of Nick Turner who also grabbed a sub 2hr with a time of 1.58.10. Clare Teesdale took on the 10k along with Mary Turner. Clare finished in 1.05.37 with Mary not far off in 1.08.13.