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Lincs Ladies Running Club keeps up morale in coronavirus lockdown with activities in Bourne

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From taking a ‘selfie’ with a post box to achieving 70,000 steps, members of the Lincs Ladies Running Club have been keeping entertained during the coronavirus lockdown.

Due to social distancing restrictions banning members of separate households from exercising together, they have been adapting to ways in which they can run as a group.

Debbie Lawday, leader of Lincs Ladies, said: “Like many other clubs, we had to think on our feet.

Kerry Poberezniuk taking part in the postbox challenge
Kerry Poberezniuk taking part in the postbox challenge

“We wanted to keep the motivation up, keeping people out and fulfilled so we decided on some challenges for people to do.”

So far members of the group - and their families - have been completing a range of fun and active challenges.

They have been tasked with taking selfies with as many red post boxes as possible, walking five kilometres three times, and make an artistic picture en route as well as a challenge - similar to the annual London Landmarks Half Marathon - which saw them take photos of Bourne landmarks.

Sarah Cooper with a postbox
Sarah Cooper with a postbox

“People are achieving ‘personal bests’ in lockdown because they are pushing themselves and getting support from others,” said Debbie.

“It makes them get up, get dressed and go do it.”

The challenges are announced on Facebook on Sundays and a winner is announced the following week.

Members of the group have also been leaving laminated messages outside each others’ homes to keep up morale and make fellow members smile.

Helen taking part in the Bourne and Villages Landmark challenge
Helen taking part in the Bourne and Villages Landmark challenge

“Everyone is really chuffed and encouraging,” said Debbie.

“That’s what Lincs Ladies is all about - everyone encouraging one another and supporting each other.”

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