Let us Shine!
It was yet another very warm and sunny day for the annual Woodhall Spa 10k and Boston Community Runners had 30 runners representing the club for the scenic 6 mile road race with youngsters taking part in the 5k fun run too.
With two very welcome water stations on route the runners headed out of Woodhall Spa into the countryside to the back of Stixwould, round the edge of the village and back down Monument Road entering Jubilee Park to a crowd lined finish straight. The heat and humidity made the runners choose the steadier option rather than chasing a hard running PB but even with that in mind everyone finished with good times and a smile! The times for the community runners were Rob Cross 41.03, Martin Tebbs 42.57, Jake Fountain 44.16, John Burton 44.58, Simon Pickwell 46.06, Rachel Mason 48.37, Andy Butler 50.02, Anthony Bretton 51.04, Tanya Knight 51.10, Beckie Dawson 53.43, Fran Mills 53.44, Stephen Cornwell 54.18, Dan Simpson 55.16, Oliver Tunnard 55.54, Matt Tunnard 55.55, Sarah Clarke 1.01.34, Kim Pittam 1.01.34, Linda Rands 1.02.18, Sarah Burton 1.05.17, Graham English 1.05.40, Lesley Buswell 1.05.54, Sharon English 1.06.51, Claire Tunnard 1.06.52, Nicola Housam 1.06.58 (PB), Dawn Cobb 1.08.55 (PB), Anita Young 1.08.57 (PB), Carole Page 1.11.36, Debra Petley 1.18.01 (PB), Samantha Cross 1.18.29, Dawn Skinner 1.36.12 (PB) Maria Baker 1.36.14 (PB)
A picnic and ice creams followed to round the event off and the downpours that had almost threatened the event the day before were nowhere to be seen on what is one of the most popular 10k events in the running calendar.
In a totally different atmosphere Ian Satchwell was at Blenheim Palace to attempt to complete as many Sprint Triathlons as possible over the weekend raiding money for Bloodwise, the blood cancer charity. Ian surpassed both his targets managing to complete 5 full Sprint Triathlons and raising over £350 for the charity.