2 Aug

Running up to speed at Lincoln 5K Series

Runners At The Lincoln Wellington 5K Series

There were fast performances on Tuesday evening (30 July) at the Lincoln Wellington 5K Series Event 3 as runners young and old pushed to their limits for a PB. 

This was the third race in the Lincoln Wellington 5K Series, a popular annual fixture that attracts elite athletes and everyday road runners alike. They are drawn to the fast, flat course at Yarborough Leisure Centre – the base for host club Lincoln Wellington AC, one of the biggest track and field clubs in the area.
The 5K series is held on four separate Tuesdays - 28 May, 25 June, 30 July and 27 August and also includes 1K and 3K races. New for this year was the Memory Mile with £1 from each entry fee donated to the Alzheimer’s Society. Entrants must complete at least three races to in the series win a prize. 
Start times were 6.30pm for the 1K and 3K races – open to youngsters, the Memory Mile at 7pm followed by the 5K at 7.30pm. There have been good turnouts at Events 1 and 2 and the organisers hoped for the same at Event 3. They were not disappointed. 
The weather was fine and dry as the runners warmed up ready for a mad dash at the start. They were in a fiercely competitive mood as they completed this penultimate race: there is only one more to go before cash prizes are awarded to the 5K series 1st/2nd/3rd male and female, vets age category winners and the Memory Mile and 3K series 1st/2nd/3rd male and female.  
Results from Event 1 and 2 are available on the Lincoln Wellington AC website. Those from Event 3 will appear shortly. 
Image courtesy of Thomas George.