After having successfully completed the 197-mile Viking Way challenge in 12 stages during 2011, the Lincoln Wellington Roadrunners have taken up the challenge of running the nine sections of The Lindsey Loop.
The Lindsey Loop is a 96 mile long-distance route largely set in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking the market towns of Market Rasen, Caistor, Louth, Alford, Spilsby and Horncastle.
And the runners set off for their first stage on Sunday in glorious sunshine from Market Rasen Market Place.
The runners will take on the route, which is more than 50 per cent off road, one stage per month, meaning they will see Lincolnshire during a range of seasons, weather types and watch the countryside change during the farming calendar.
These are sociable runs, where the aim is to run together and then enjoy some refreshment.
And after completing Sunday’s 10½ mile stage, the runners tucked into a well-deserved bowl of hot soup and hot salted chips at The Settlement in Caistor Market Place.
In December, the runners will face stage two – Caistor to East Ravendale.