Racing into the New Year at Cleethorpes 10K
Lewis Jagger and Becky Briggs got their year off to a flying start.
Around 350 runners blew away the cobwebs from the previous night’s celebrations at the Cleethorpes AC New Year’s Day 10K (Saturday 1 January) in unseasonably mild conditions. They rang out the old and ran in the new at this fast and flat race and, for many, started the year with a PB.
Old acquaintances were caught up with and new ones made at this well organised, annual event from Cleethorpes AC that kick starts the season. The 10.30am start allowed enough time to wake up, try and come to life then hopefully get rid of the hangover. It was running vests and shorts for this race despite it being midwinter.
Runners headed off from Cleethorpes AC and lapped up the course that consisted of two small loops and one larger one as they sped around roads in Cleethorpes and Humberston. They were helped on their way by cheerful, enthusiastic marshals and applause from spectators.
It was a satisfying win for Lewis Jagger from City of Sheffield and Dearne AC who was first home in 30:47. Matthew Bowser of Lincoln Wellington AC flew into second place in 31:14 and Adam Dalton of Cleethorpes AC third in 33:00.
A powerful display of running from City of Hull AC’s Becky Briggs saw her win the women’s race in 35:34. Sophie Wallis of Lincoln Wellington AC finished second in 36:30 with Rebecca Gallop of Newark AC third in 37:02.
The last runner finished in 01:28:22. A complete set of results is available via the runABC Midlands Race Listings page.
It was then off to celebrate that PB with a hair of the dog...
Image courtesy of Dan Gelder.