It was an exciting weekend for us! At a busy Boston parkrun Saturday morning Dawn was spotted volunteering, Maria and Angela took part in their first parkrun after doing our beginner sessions, Dan bagged himself a new PB, Anita ran her 16th parkrun and Sam and Sarah ran round together in readiness for West Pinchbeck 10K. Paul was just 14 seconds outside a new PB stretching his legs in readiness for the Boston to Lincoln and back to Boston cycle event for the Butterfly Hospice Trust on Sunday 24th. Tanya was back with a great time after an ankle injury and Rachel had a good turn of speed on her 48th parkrun. John got round in a consistant 23 minutes and Rob was back in just over 20 minutes. A super way to start the weekend to meet up, chat, run and chill out at the end! Here's a few pictures taken by Fiona Wrisberg, you can find her page on facebook PhotograFi
The West Pinchbeck 10K Road race is renowned for being flat, fast and very warm!! Sundays run was no exception with the sun beating down as over 150 runners set off on this local jaunt through the Fenlands
Boston Community Runners were well represented, the group who are steadily growing in numbers had six members set off on this 6.2mile run. Daniel Clark was the first club runner back in 42:25 and 13th position, having paced fellow clubmate Rob Cross round the course. Rob crossed the line in 17th position in 42:47 just outside his personal best time. Not far behind Rob came Ian Ruddock in 44:33 taking 24th place and in 26th was Jake Fountain just three seconds behind in 44:36 The lads were able to partake in the refreshments of tea, coffee and BBQ provided by Spalding Tri Club who hosted the event whilst they waited for Sarah Burton and Samantha Cross to finish in just over the hour in 1:03:53
This is always a very friendly event which grows in popularity every year and being a local event is one that the Boston runners like to support.
Boston Runners were on hand once again to help make a team up to take part in this adventure. The Equinox24 is a 24 hour mixed terrain race around a 10k loop against the clock and can be run in teams or solo. The 10km loop is within the stunning grounds of the Belvoir Castle Estate. Belvoir Castle, standing high on a hill overlooking 1,600 acres of woodland, is a breathtaking backdrop for this event.
Bostons Kimberley Pittam and Gary Beck-Sykes helped make numbers up for one team to compete. Gary and Kimberley both completed 5 laps of the course, over 30 miles! “It's an adventure!”, exclaimed Gary. “Running through the day and night is a massive experience. I'm looking forward to next year and getting a full Boston Community Runners team here”. After the finish and a well earned rest and something to eat with family and friends it was back to Boston. Another successful outing for the Boston Community Runners.
Paul Maddison swapped his running shoes for clip ons to help raise funds for Bostons Butterfly Hospice Trust. Paul took part in the big one! Boston to Lincoln and back to Boston again with his regular cycling friends and many more along the Witham Water Railway. “It was a head wind all the way back”, Paul reported. “Very challenging, but hopefully we've helped raise a lot of money”. Paul covered the 66 miles in just under 4 hours burning 4000 calories!! Needless to say cake and tea were welcome after that!!