It was party time at Sunday’s (2 April) Lincoln 10K with thousands of runners celebrating its 21st year. The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is one of the UK’s oldest running events, boasting a fast, flat course that passes several historic landmarks including the Roman Walls and the Cathedral.
Happy 21st For Lincoln
Joe Wilkinson of Lincoln Wellington AC was first across the line in 30:23, closely followed by teammate Matthew Bowser in 30:31. Another teammate, Shane Robinson, was third in 30:39 making it a clean sweep for Lincoln Wellington AC who took eight out of the top 10 places.
Claire Martin of Telford AC won the women’s race in 35:10, followed by Sarah Lowery of Sheffield RC in 35:44 and Abbie Donnelly of Lincoln Wellington AC in 36:22. Mark Conway won the wheelchair race in 25:00 and the UK’s number one ranked T11 (visually impaired) athlete, Rebecca Brightmore, finished in 54:13.
The event proved that age is no barrier with regular entrant 86-year old Gladys Tingle power walking her way to fundraise for the Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance. She wasn’t the oldest runner, though. That accolade was reserved for 94-year old Elsie Illingsworth who was pushed round the course by a team of five to raise funds for Age UK Lincoln and Kesteven. Elsie finished in 1:28:53.
It was a successful day for everyone concerned with many local causes benefitting as a result. The Lincoln 10K is one of several events organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All. With 10ks, half marathons, a marathon and mini/junior and family fun runs, there is something to appeal to every runner, irrespective of age or ability.
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