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Bombing along at the Woodhall Spa 10K

Woodhall Spa 10K Back On Course Again

A successful return for this race from Curly’s Athletes and Jubilee Park...

Over 900 runners flew around the fast, flat route in soaring temperatures at Sunday’s (11 June) Woodhall Spa 10K. This popular Lincolnshire race with strong PB-potential made a winning comeback...

A four year absence for the Woodhall Spa 10K ended at 10am on Sunday as runners of all abilities put wings on their feet around the quick course and were rewarded with a bespoke medal and cake. Their support for this event also helps Jubilee Park - a joint organiser along with Curly’s Athletes, to continue to provide a variety of activities for the local community.

The weekend saw the hottest days of the year so far and the heat plus humidity made it hard going at times. For those hoping for a PB, the conditions may have caused one or two to rethink this and settle for complete rather than compete.

At the sharp end of the race it was victory for William Strangeway in 31:21 with Matthew Bowser second in 31:51. Paul Lyons was third in 33:21.

Sophie Wallis was the women’s winner in 33:48 and 6th overall.  Sophie George the second home in 38:11 with Sylvia Parkinson third in 39:51.

A full set of results can be viewed via the runABC Midlands Race Listing page.

The area is known for its RAF station that was home to 617 squadron ‘the Dambusters’. Its influence was seen in the race as one runner completed the distance in his own Lancaster bomber along with a friend wearing an elephant costume for the RAF Benevolent Fund charity.

The Woodhall Spa 10K will be flying again in 2024. Join the waiting list via the Curly’s Athletes website.

Next up is the Normanby Hall 10K on 9 July.

Image courtesy of Brendon Buckley.

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