Strava puts Lincolnshire on the map

The app Strava is making it easier for people around Lincolnshire to exercise together – or against each other. Strava allows people to record their runs or bike rides through GPS, and upload their workouts to the website. This allows others to view and even compete against them.   Over 110 different clubs or groups…

Comment: Lincolnshire park-run figures not a surprise

The news that 5k park-runs are now at their most popular in terms of attendance doesn’t surprise me one bit. For anyone involved in running or the running community, the Saturday park-run is a term which is spoken about over and over again. For me it began the moment I started to take up running….

Winning the Lincoln 10K: “My greatest achievement”

Over 5000 people pounded the cobbled streets of Lincoln on April 2nd, from the start on Nettleham Road to the city’s iconic Cathedral. For many of those runners, it was their first race or a charity event. However, for the elite group at the front, it was the culmination of months of hard work. The…

Clare Martin wins women’s Lincoln 10K

2221 women completed the Lincoln 10K. However, only one of them could cross the finish line first, and that person was Claire Martin from Telford Athletics Club, with a chip time of 35:10. Sporting Lincolnshire spoke to her about her running career to date and defending her title next year. How long have you been running…

The gruelling but rewarding Grantham Cup 10K

It’s hard to think of two races more different than the Lincoln and Grantham 10K’s. Their only similarity is they took place on the same Sunday morning on 2nd April. Whereas Lincoln regularly attracts over 5000 runners – and has a steep entry price – the Grantham race is a bargain at just £12, but…

Walking 10,000 steps for charity will change your life

In the summer of 2016, I took up the challenge of walking 10,000 steps (the equivalent of around five miles) every day, after purchasing a Fitbit and seeing the unhealthy number of steps I had been doing. Almost 12 months later, and the habit has stuck. The motivation may have been to walk more, but…

Record turnout at Park Runs

Park Runs in Lincolnshire have just had their most popular weekend yet. The weekly 5km runs are held in parks around the country. They are completely free to enter and cater to runners of all abilities. Janet Inman said: “Park Runs are a huge success, and they’ve just had their largest weekend ever. Three years…

Lincoln comes second in cross country

If you heard the phrases ‘Lincoln’ and ‘giant killers’, cross country might not be the first sport to come to mind – however the runners of Lincoln Wellington Athletics Club have proved they’re even better than the football team at punching above their weight. The junior women from Wellington have brought their excellent season to a…