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Not one to miss out on a chance to travel and do a race with a little difference, Daniel Jenkins took the blue and white flag to the East coast town of Filey this weekend for a dabble at this little seaside gem. Set up by Sam Cross, the President of Filey Lions Club over 11 years ago. The club is well known in the local area for its community service and support to many great causes including local clubs, societies and individuals in need. The 10k event was intended to be a booster for Filey’s tourist appeal. This year’s race started and finished at the sailing club near Filey Country Park where runners heralded south along the beach to Humanby Gap before returning to the sailing club on the sandy beach to the finish line. The race had only 42 entrants with the first 3 kilometres  starting out on nice flat runnable sand but then underfoot conditions change to an uncomfortable soft wet and wrinkly beach terrain until returning to the starting conditions (out and back) for the final 3 km’s with an uphill incline and the welcoming finish line, here runners received a beer and a Lyons thermos mug as a race souvenir. Dan sailed past the finish line in 49:16  Great running Dan, well done!