Marathon man Sands is first home at Seabank contest

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Boston’s Mark Sands won the Seabank Marathon.

He clocked a time of exactly three hours on the rugged terrain between Boston and Skegness on Sunday.

Mark Sands (right) won the Seabank Marathon.

Mark Sands (right) won the Seabank Marathon.

There was also some success for Boston-area members of Skegness & District Running Club over the 27.9-mile course.

Boston’s John Burton joined Andy Shelton, Alan Wheeler, Stuart Cragg, Pete Pocklington and Chris Halligan to claim first place in the team relay event.

Meanwhile, Bostonians also made up part of the Skegness club’s women’s team who came sixth overal, as well as being the first female team to cross the finish line.

Meanwhile, Boston’s Clif Abbott - also a Skegness club member - took his dog Paddy along for the event.

Paddy was the first dog home.

The weather was kind for the marathon, although the wind was very strong in places.

Skegness & District Running Club welcome all abilities from beginner upwards to any of their training nights in Skegness, Spilsby and Boston.

For further details visit www.sadrc.co.uk