Report by Matt Connell
Race Date: 22nd September 2018
Who said Lincolnshire was flat? The ‘Tough 10’ takes you through an undulating square route of villages on the northern tip of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It’s a beautiful course and thoroughly well organised event. The promise of a free beer and sausage rolls at the finish line make the hill climbs worthwhile. Us Sheffield folk have the benefit of good hill climbing legs and I’m not sure this would be called ‘tough’ back home in Yorkshire. That said, the course offers a total climb of 557 feet over the course, so still plenty of hard work!
Having grown up in the area I thought I’d pay homage and make the most of a rare Saturday race before the Sheffield 10k on Sunday. I highly recommend to anyone fancying a challenging 10 miler and for the clubs’ women, this race is thoroughly winnable and a generous first place prize of £100 may make it worth the journey.
First place male was William Strangeway of Lincoln Wellington AC in 54:10
First place female was Beverley Wilson of Cleethorps & District AC in 1:09:11
First Strider (by default!) myself, 15th Place in 1:06:48
Link to full results here.