Three members of Lincoln Diesels completed the 10K Lincoln Charity Run on Sunday 1st July

Snow and ice give way to blazing sunshine

Michael Robinson, Phil Thorner and Andy Bellamy Lincoln Diesel’s MD (together with Andy’s son Dan), all completed the 10K Lincoln Charity Run. The magnificent Lincoln cathedral and castle greeted the runners as they crossed the finish line in blazing sunshine. Many competitors abandoned their plans to wear costumes in an effort to stay cool, as Sunday’s heat was so strong. A gorilla holding a man in a cage, and a woman dressed as a giant banana, however, were spotted throughout the circuits, adding to the amusement.

The ‘Beast from the East’ had caused the race to be rescheduled from March 2018 due to snow and ice, and now scorching temperatures replaced arctic conditions. The soaring heat may have sapped the energy of competitors, but besides that, the party atmosphere was alive and kicking. A big thankyou to everyone who sponsored the guys and helped them raise over £500 for the St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln.

Route

The Lincoln Charity Run started at Yarborough leisure centre and finished at the famous cathedral. The event is one of Lincolnshire’s favourite charity road run events with a fast and flat route. Runners can enjoy an array of scenery and historic landmarks including Lincoln cathedral, university campus and roman walls.

Current favourite Joe Wilkinson defended his crown after winning last year’s event. Michael Robinson took winning place for Lincoln Diesels with a time of 47:39 whilst Philip Thorner took second place with 1.03:16, Andy Bellamy came third with 1.08:43. Andy was happy with his result: ”I was hoping to complete the run in just over an hour but it was so hot on the day, I was very pleased with my time”. The heat from Europe and Africa caused Northern Ireland to put into place a hosepipe ban, but the weather did not engulf the runners from Lincoln Diesels.  They have finished the race and I’m sure with a nice tan!

 

Lincoln 10K 2019

The boys look forward to competing again next year and hope that other staff will join them.