Race Date: Sunday 15th May 2016
The North Lincolnshire Half Marathon is a fast, flat race ideal for PB hunters. Most of the course is on wide, open Lincolnshire farmland near Scunthorpe, so there would be potential for issues with the wind – but the still, sunny conditions on Sunday were ideal for all concerned. A stark contrast to the rain in 2015! It was on the warm side however, as a certain Strider discovered. She gave us a scare at the end, but still has a time in the official stats!
The winner was Tim Hartley of Notts AC in a time of 1:09:31. The winning lady was Jane Potter of Charnwood AC, in a time of 1:14:38. 1694 runners finished the race, of which 31 were Striders.
There were some incredible times posted, as well as a clutch of new PBs for a fair few – some by significant margins! The times speak for themselves really, but particular congratulations are due to Robert Foster and James Rose for dipping as far as they did under 80 minutes, Michael Richardson and Nick Burns for going sub 90 for the first time, and Emma Portus for dipping below 130 minutes for the first time. Well done to everyone concerned, and commiserations if you didn’t quite get the time you were after – you still did really well!
A few of us just before the start:
Full results can be found here: http://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/1ff
Photo courtesy of the Scunthorpe Telegraph.