Mablethorpe RC runners feel the heat at North Lincs Half Marathon

The popular North Lincolnshire Half-Marathon brought runners to Scunthorpe from all over the country, including eight Mablethorpe Running Club members and friends.

The Mablethorpe finishers at a sweltering North Lincs Half EMN-180514-110053002

The course was flat and on mainly closed roads alongside much of the Trent River Bank, but temperatures in the mid-20s made for very uncomfortable running.

It was not a day for personal bests as the heat certainly slowed many of the 1,561 finishers a little.

Roger Blake was first back for the club in 1hr 49min 57secs for 475th place, followed by Zoe Parkes (1.59.20 – 728th), and Debbie Jinks (2.03.09 – 821st).

They were followed home by Andrea Mettam in 2.13.29 (1,054th), Lisa Musson (2.24.45 – 1,272nd), Ellie Norman (Skegness Tri Club) in 2.26.16 (1,304th), Sarah Stevenson (unaffiliated) in 2.27.41 (1328th), and Cara Dixon (2.49.12 – 1,515th).