The heat is on as Jackson takes top spot on the coast
THE sun certainly shone on Louth AC, Cleethorpes AC and Wolds Veteran runners at the East Coast Classic 10K road race at Mablethorpe on Sunday.
This year's event boasted a record field, with more than 200 runners signing up to take part.
The flat course took runners on an 'out and back' route from Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station on the promenade towards Sandilands and back again.
Conditions were hot and sunny, which, coupled with a significant wind, made things tricky for competitors. The conditions were reflected in finishing times, which were not as quick as usual.
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Although official results were not available at time of going to press, Louth AC's Paul Jackson took the win in around 36 minutes and 30 seconds.
He broke away from second-placed Jose Ferriera (Boston AC) in the final kilometre to take top spot.
Cleethorpes AC's Kevin Green was third, with club-mate Trevor Green fourth and Louth's Stuart Cragg fifth.
With Martin Formstone also not too far off the pace, the Clee AC trio took the men's team prize.
Clee also scooped the ladies' team prize with Beverley Wilson, Pirjo Kivelainen and Emily Palmer doing the business. Wilson was also first lady overall.
Among the many Wolds Veterans who did well in the age categories were Ian Martinson and Chris Bromfield.