Runners’ thanks for support of 10k run

Editor – On behalf of Caistor Running Club, I am writing to thank the Caistor community for their support of our first Sealord Sting in the Tail 10k.

The club has received very positive feedback from both runners and supporters. The positive feedback has focused on three main areas – great support, good organisation and the run being a fun, community event.

We are grateful for the support the club received on the day from our volunteer marshals and also the first aid provided by Caistor First Responders and Grimsby firemen.

We are also grateful for the support we received from our sponsors – including Sealord, West Lindsey District Council, Knauf, RGS, The Lottery, Jewson, Spar, East Rans, Lincs Co-op, and Metres to Miles.

Equally, we are grateful to the Caistor and Nettleton community for coming out and supporting and cheering the runners, which gave us all a massive boost, especially when tackling the hills. Lots of finishers commented on how enthusiastic and vocal the support was.

With regards to race organisation, the club is especially grateful to four of its own members, in particular Mark Hodson and Rod Burton, and also Graeme Hamill and Andy Knowles, who all put in a huge amount of time in organising the event, entrants and sponsors.

We are also grateful for the support from the Caistor Goes team, including Brenda Harthill and Alan Caine, as well as our starter and race referee, John Jaines; our timekeepers, Carol Holmes of Cleethorpes AC, Dot Bontoft and Steve Hislop of Scunthorpe AC, and Claire Cadle from Caistor Running Club; Scunthorpe and District AC as our promoter; Steve Green for measuring the course and Ed Cook of Caistor Grammar School – all of whom helped to ensure a well-organised event.

Third, we have been told the race was a fun, community event, even if quite tough. This makes us especially pleased – firstly, we deliberately ensured that the race route would take in our regenerated town centre, of which Caistor can rightly be proud, and, secondly, as ever since we were founded, the club has had an ethos that we “Run for Fun”.

We hope lots of your readers will take the opportunity to come along and try us out – we cater for all standards, from elite athlete to beginner, and we guarantee that no-one will ever run further or faster than they want to.

More details can be found at caistorrunningclub.com .

Finally, may the club thank the Market Rasen Mail for the positive publicity you have given the club since our formation, which has very much helped to promote the club and our activities.

We are hoping that we will be able to organise a similar but bigger race next year, which is very much thanks to the people named in this letter and the very many others who also gave us valued assistance.

Very many thanks go to you all!

Chris Robey