Virtual race trend attracting Boston Community Runners

Marathons and 10ks completed....

Janet and Fi.

Boston Community Runners have been taking part in virtual events over the last couple of weeks.

With many races still being cancelled, organisers have taken to the virtual world of running that allows competitors to do the race on a day and route of their choice.

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It works both ways by giving runners a target to aim for and also allows these events to still go ahead.

Kerry and Steve.

Three such events took place, the first being the popular Grimsby 10k.

Nicholas Turner ran a time of 49.15 over his 10k route with wife Mary covering the distance in 1.14.48.

Also taking on the challenge was Janet Edwards who, coming back from and injury, decided to cover the distance as a run/walk with her partner Fiona Martin-Edwards.

The ladies finished their 10k in 1hr 19 minutes.

Nicholas and Mary.

The London 10k should also have been a spectacular event and another that went virtual.

Gary Beck-Sykes, Daniel Simpson and Sarah Clarke all took on the run and ran together on their 10k route.

A relaxed run saw them cover the distance in 1hr and 3 minutes.

Finally, less than a month after the virtual London Marathon it was the turn of the Manchester Marathon.

Steve Langford and Kerry McCrainor once again hit their route around Witham Country Way to complete their second marathon within a few weeks.

They covered the 26.2 miles in a time of 6hrs 22 minutes giving Kerry a new personal best time.