Runners brave the cold for Seabank Marathon

Boston. Sunday 20th May 2012.'Boston to Skegness Seabank Marathon.'Start - Runners
Boston. Sunday 20th May 2012.'Boston to Skegness Seabank Marathon.'Start - Runners

ORGANISERS of the Seabank Marathon have said this years event to raise money for charity was the coldest race on record.

Macmillan Cancer Support event chairman Simeon Disley thanked all who took part.

He said: “The Macmillan Seabank Marathon is always a challenging event, and this year’s was the coldest race day on record and it felt more like a cold day in February than early summer.

“That combined with the rain at the start of the day meant there were slightly fewer entrants than normal.”

A total of 212 people took part in the event with more than 90 per cent of whose who started managing to finish the event.

Mr Disley said he believed the fastest time was around two hours and 15 minutes but was unable to confirm who won.

He added that although he could not currently give a total figure raised he was certain Macmillan and other charities would benefit and noted that participants from Pelo Salon alone had raised more than £1,000.

He said: “Finally, on behalf of Macmillan, I would like to say that we were pleased with how the day went.”

Volunteers who took part included the Sea Scouts, the Air Cadets, Raynet communications, Pilgrim Radio Hospital, the Red Cross and the volunteer Doctors and other medical staff.

Mr Disley complimented the medical staff and said: “The few entrants who did need medical assistance were dealt with in a prompt and professional manner.”

He added: “Thanks again to the farmers and land owners who allow the race to take place, whilst some of the course is on public footpaths and highway, a large section is on private land and their support each year is very kind.”

He also thanked all of the sponsors.

This event follows last year’s Seabank Marathon which was saved by the Boston Standard and Boston and District Athletic Club after it was pulled at the last minute by the organisers.