Poppy Runner Skegness & District

Running To Remember

Runners headed to the coast to remember our fallen heroes at the weekend's Skegness Poppy Run...

The Poppy Run Skegness on Sunday (14 November) saw close to 60 runners enjoy a day at the seaside as they ran to honour our fallen heroes around the streets of Friskney in Lincolnshire.  

Organised by Boston & District AC, the Poppy Run is a popular and long-standing event that first appeared on the race calendar back in 2003. Since then it has been held annually on a date close to Remembrance Sunday. All profits are in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. 

Starting and Finishing at Friskney Village Hall the 10K race loops around the flat Lincolnshire countryside and is a great PB course, offering runners the chance to bag some fast times. 

And fast times were the order of the day on Sunday. The race was won by Kimberworth Strider, Owen James, in a fantastic time of 34:56. He was followed by unattached runner Jeremy Jones in 36:34 and in third place Steven Dowse came home in 38:28. 

In the women’s category, first home was Lorna Astley in 44.23 while second place pleased the home crowds as it went to Boston & District runner, Emma Penson in 48:50. Third female home was Karen Hindle in 53:15. 

A number of runners from local club, Skegness and District attended the event and first to cross the line for the ‘orange and blacks’ was Leo Weaver in a time of 42.08, closely followed by dad Phillip in 42.11. First lady for the club was Janine Baker who was happy with her time of 54.31. 

You can view all the results from Sunday's race via runABC North's race listing page

More information about the race can be found at the Boston & District AC website

Image: Boston & District AC

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