Saturday, September 30, 2017


Just a reminder that the Brigg Community Cinema has its premiere tonight (Saturday, September 30).
Get to the Angel Suite for 7pm if you want to enjoy the film The Lost City (Certificate 15), starting at 7.30pm.
Pay £3.50p admission at the door - refreshments of various kinds available, including drinks from the bar.
This is a new venture in the town and will bring back memories of the old Grand Cinema, on Wrawby Street, which serves us well until its closure in the mid-1960s.


Older Brigg Blog followers may recall decades ago when  Smith & Sons traded as ironmongers in the Market Place.
The premises were near where Ladbroke's is today - on the left of the picture above. 

The extensive range of items provided by Smith's included metal manhole covers.
The survivor pictured below can still be seen today on Market Lane - literally a stone's throw from the place that supplied it, possibly to Brigg Urban District Council.

The Smith & Sons lettering is still readable despite being open to the elements for many years, close to the later Smith Parkinson garage, which became Grimley-Smith's offices and now house the HQ of Brown & Co.



Hands up if you remember the glorious years Brigg Band when, after re-forming circa 1964, it enjoyed prize-winning successes.
Here's a picture from the early 1970s to bring back a few memories.
Why band members were performing in the Recreation Ground car park we can't recall.
Many local folk enjoy music of this type, so we were interested to see that long-established Barnetby Silver Band has a concert of note coming up.
This will be a joint venture with the West Yorkshire Brass Band.
It will take place at Barnetby Village Hall, Silver Street, on Saturday, October 21, starting at 7.30pm.
Barnetby Junior Band will also feature at the event.
Tickets cost £6, refreshments included, with free admission for children under 12.
For further information, call 01652 688535, 01652 688885 or 07742 499457.



Could you include the following in your blog for me, please.
The next meeting of Brigg & District Gardening Club will be on Thursday, 5th October at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Brigg. 

The speaker will be Gail Summerfield, who will give a talk on grasses. 
Admission is  free to members, guests £2.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Market Rasen Racecourse ambassador Sean Bowen and his brother James are targeting a big race double in the richest jumps races in Britain this month.
It’s Prelude day at the Lincolnshire track tomorrow (Saturday, September 30) and there’s £85,000 in prize-money up for grabs in the two feature races.
Sean, who turned 20 this month, and younger sibling James – a conditional jockey – each have rides in the Prelude Handicap Chase with Wadswick Court and Guitar Pete respectively.
In the Prelude Handicap Hurdle, James partners Red Tornado for Midlands handler and Britain’s leading jumps trainer this season, Dan Skelton. The horse won the 2016 Summer Hurdle at the track but the five-year-old couldn’t manage the double last year, losing in the Prelude Hurdle, but he returns to try again.
Dan Skelton also has an excellent chance in the feature chase with Work In Progress, who is seeking a hat-trick of victories at the Lincolnshire track and will have the assistance of the trainer’s brother Harry in the saddle.
Also among the 13 runners in the two mile five furlong contest is the veteran Brave Spartacus, the winner of the Summer Plate two years ago, while Cloonacool, the winner of the Prelude Hurdle in 2015, bids to make up for an unfortunate fall in the corresponding race 12 months ago by regaining the title.
To mark 188Bet Prelude Raceday, the racecourse is teaming up with Fiskerton’s Ferry Ales Brewery to offer visitors a special treat. The Brocklesby Lawn will host a Beer Festival, including real ales.
More details can be found about the racecourse can be found at
Racing starts at 2.10pm, with gates open two hours before.
Adult tickets are from £9 in advance, with accompanied children admitted free of charge.


An area of Brigg continues to be excluded from the official crime figures released through
But we can now reveal that 48 have been committed at this location.
The official "stats" issued for Brigg through show the number of offences reported to Humberside Police.
However, the town's railway station comes under the remit of British Transport Police - a national force.
So any crimes committed at  the station are logged by the Transport Police and not Humberside.
Rail campaigner Paul Johnson - thorough as ever - put in a Freedom of Information Request to British Transport Police to find out how many incidents they have recorded at Brigg railway station.
The reply he received reveals:

  • During 2015: 9 incidents recorded at Brigg railway station.
  • During 2016: 27 incidents recorded.
  • During 2017 (so far): 12 incidents recorded.
Paul Johnson tells us: "Whilst the crime numbers are smaller this year, the criminal damage is on a worse scale."
And he suggests: "Crimes on the station area, which comes under North Lincolnshire Council's remit, should be recorded on the local crime database."
Click here to view the latest Brigg crime statistics recorded by Humberside Police


Fundraising is undertaken in Brigg and district to help pay for the operation and upkeep of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance which can be sent to our part of the county to assist those in need.
Brigg Blog has carried stories in the past about local fundraising for this worthy cause.
There are so many ways to help the Air Ambulance, or Ambucopter, save lives.
Together we can keep this vital lifesaving service operating for many years to come.
Go to
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is  NOT government funded and relies on the support of local communities to raise the £2.5million  needed this year to keep the helicopter flying, saving lives and improving outcomes for patients 365 days a year.
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance carries out an average of 3 missions a day. Each costs the charity approximately £2,500.


When preparing for the arrival of our new AgustaWestland 169 helicopter Earlier this year there was one question on everyone’s lips – what would we call it?
Most people know that the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance helicopter is affectionately known as our Ambucopter, but this name refers to all of the helicopters that we have flown over the years. Our outgoing MD 902 Explorer helicopter was called Hector, so what could we call our new helicopter?
To help us choose a suitable name, we appealed to some very special people – the children of Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire. We knew that they would be able to come up with some fantastic names and they didn’t disappoint!
Among all of the great suggestions, one really stood out. Eight-year-old George Howden, from Skellingthorpe, said that he thought the helicopter should be called Horace – after his beloved “pet tortoise who watches Helicopter Heroes” with him. We loved this suggestion – and so did our judging panel - so we decided that our new helicopter will be called Horace!
George, his sister Jessica, mum Jo, grandmother Joyce, and of course, Horace the tortoise, were invited to the Charity’s operational base at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire to see the new helicopter for themselves.
Pilot Tim Taylor, said: “It was great to meet George and his family, and of course Horace. It was the very first time that we have ever had a visit from an animal at our airbase and it caused quite a commotion amongst the crew, who were able to meet George and Horace in between life-saving missions.”
During his visit, George met pilot Tim Taylor, co-pilot Llewis Ingamells, paramedics Roger Linnell and John McKenzie and Doctor
Chris Gough, who showed him some of the training aids that the crew use, including their interactive SIM-man training dummy, Elvis, and a full body skeleton showing not only bones but also muscles and major arteries.
George was also able to wave to the crew as the helicopter leapt into the air to attend another patient in need of our care.
George said: “When I found out I had won the competition, I was so excited and even though you couldn’t really tell, I know that Horace was too.  I had an amazing day meeting Horace the helicopter and all of the crew, and I’m really proud that I can say that the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is named the same as my tortoise.  I really love helicopters, so it was really cool to see the air ambulance and learn about all the equipment and what the crew do every day when they save lives.”
The Charity’s new AW169 helicopter was launched in June 2017. It is the Charity’s fourth helicopter since 1994 and will continue to save lives every day in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. On average it is called to three potentially life-saving missions every day of the year!
Every year its costs £2.5million to keep our Ambucopter in the skies – something only possible thanks to the continued support of the people in the communities we serve who help to raise this money.  We regularly get involved with local schools, teachers and students who can all help us fundraise and raise awareness of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.  If you would like to arrange a fundraising event at your school, please get in touch with us today via or visit our website to download a fundraising pack. 

Alternatively to help save a life today – you can donate through our website – every penny really does count.

PICTURED ABOVE: Jessica, George, Horace the tortoise, and mum Jo meet pilot Tim Taylor, left, and co-pilot Llewis Ingamells.
Click here to view our story from May about retiring Brigg Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley presenting a bumper cheque to the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance representative and local man Trevor Cherry - pictured below.


Having taken a good away point at Rossington in their last outing in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League First Division, historic Brigg Town FC - founded way back in 1864 - host Retford United at the Hawthorns this Saturday (September 30), kicking off at 3pm.
Brigg and Retford are both in the lower reaches of the table so this is a real six-pointer.

As it's possible to get a direct train from North Nottinghamshire to Brigg on Saturdays, we will be interested to see how many Retford fans choose that form of transport to pay us a visit.
Looking at the train times, they will have time to look round the town, if they wish.
In the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District  League, Briggensians will be playing Keadby WMC in round one of the Tortank Barton Brotherhood Cup.
That tie kicks off at 2.30pm at Sir John Nelthorpe School.
In the same competition, Barnetby United Reserves  visit New Holland Villa.
Saturday, September 30 sees Barnetby United hosting Shape Changers at the Silver Street ground in round one of the Carousel Hospital Cup (2.30pm).

There will also be Brigg hockey matches to watch on the "Blue Astro" at the town's Recreation Ground at various times on Saturday afternoon.
If you are going to the nearby Hawthorns, why not take a look at the hockey on your way?



Outline planning permission is being sought to build a home on part of one of the Brigg area's best-known commercial sites of the not too distant past.
The detached dwelling is proposed for an area at the former Sargent's ice cream factory off Brigg Road, Hibaldstow.
A report sent to North Lincolnshire Council in support of the application says it is proposed to demolish single-storey buildings and clear that area to enable the property to be erected.
"There is sufficient area for a four-bedroom house, garage and garden," the statement suggests.
The application is now under consideration by council planners.


You can try many, many different beers in Brigg bars across town any day of the week.
Sometimes there's just one barrel of a particular ale at a particular pub  and it never re-appears.
Sometimes a beer will be stocked for a few months.
A few stay on - year in, year out.
Chestnut Dark Mild, pictured here, was popular before the Black Bull, on Wrawby Street, became Dexters.
It seemed well suited to the Bull's circa 1820 underground cellar.
You don't see that much mild about these days.
It seems to be regarded as an old man's drink, which may explain this post!
However, if you are in Scunthorpe anytime, pop in for a top pint at the historic Talbot, off Cemetery Road.
They have M&B Mild and we can give it our personal recommendation.

PICTURED: The mild pump at the Black Bull a few years ago.


Everyone will be welcome at the St John's Church Harvest Festival in Brigg on Sunday, October 1 (10.30am).
Later there will be a 'bring and share' lunch.
For further details, call 01652 655352.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


During a meeting in the Angel Suite this week, former Brigg Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley expressed some concerns about local crime levels.
She suggested more than 100 crimes across the Brigg & Wolds area did not compare well with monthly figures from the past she recalled being in the mid-30s.
Her comments came during Brigg Town Council's latest meeting when "Police Matters" were debated.
Coun Chris Dyson queried why local crime figures were no longer given to town councillors.
He was told that they were reported by the local press (Brigg Blog included) and that information was made available at meetings of the Brigg Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT).
Brigg Town Council has representation at those meetings; the press and public do not have an automatic right to attend.
Brigg Town Council has also been told that although police officers are unable to attend parish and town council meetings, the force is represented at NAT sessions.
Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall said she was sure Brigg Town Council's representative would pass on the views expressed to the NAT.
Coun Deb Dunderdale indicated that a meeting was coming up in the near future.

N.F. ADDS: Brigg Blog extracts its crime statistics each month from the website which is now the forum  through which they are made public.
Stats were once revealed, and analysed in detail, by the local police inspector during public forums held in the Angel Suite, with an opportunity for those attending to question him.
However, Humberside Police decided to discontinue these sessions some years ago.
Perhaps the new Chief Constable, Lee Freeman, will review this.
Brigg Blog always brings its followers crime stats for Brigg - within a one-mile radius of the town centre; Coun Eardley was making reference to Brigg & Wolds, which covers not only our town but various local villages as far as South Ferriby. 
The local Neighbourhood Action team comprises members of the police, local councils and social landlord Ongo.


Following the success of its colourful flowers in the town centre during the warmer months of the year, the Brigg in Bloom Committee has now drawn up an autumn and winter planting scheme.
Wrawby Street tubs: Dwarf wallflowers, Mixed viola, Mixed pansies, Ivy, Cordyline.
Methodist Church, Barnard Avenue/Wesley Road: Cordyline, Wallflowers, Pansies (large tubs), Violas (small tubs).
Top of Albert Street: Wallflowers, Primula, Miniature daffodils.
Women's Institute bed: Wallflowers, Primulas, Miniature daffodils.
Hewson House: Primulas, Miniature daffodils.
Old Courts Road raised planters: Wallflowers, Tulips.
Near Sherwood's, Bridge Street: Wallflowers, Daffodils, Pansies.
The committee has decided that baskets/tubs on the railings and bridges will not be planted over the winter, and that the containers should be removed, due to the risk of frost damage, potential vandalism and watering being required.


An historic Brigg hostelry which serves food and drink and offers accommodation is to be refurbished in the near future - and a couple are being sought to run it.
The Old Mill Brewery, which is based in Snaith, is advertising for a live-in management couple - closing date September 30 - to run its Lord Nelson Hotel in the Market Place.

Long-serving mine host Jim Swanson, pictured below by Ken Harrison of Brigg Matters Magazine, is retiring.
Jim has met many famous showbiz stars over the years, revealed in an interview with  Nick Cole - The Bar Fly - in an illustrated Scunthorpe Telegraph and article.

Follow this link to read Nick's report...

Those interested in applying for the Lord Nelson vacancy can find details through this link...

The Lord Nelson Hotel in Brigg Market Place
The Lord Nelson in Brigg Market Place.


Many people from the Brigg area enjoy attending race meetings held at Lincolnshire's  Market Rasen course.
Others have a flutter on Rasen races with our Brigg town centre bookmakers.
There's a big meeting coming up at the end of this month which has added interest for real ale lovers - of which Brigg has many (us included, of course!)

Market Rasen Racecourse is getting ready to stage the jump racing meeting that traditionally marks the annual finale to summer jumping in Britain and the beginning of the winter season.
To mark the occasion – 188Bet Prelude Raceday on Saturday, 30th September – the Lincolnshire track is teaming up with Fiskerton’s Ferry Ales Brewery to offer visitors a special treat.
The Brocklesby Lawn will host a Beer Festival, including real ales.
The racing highlights are the £50,000 Listed 188Bet Prelude Steeple Chase and the £35,000 Listed 188Bet Prelude Hurdle on what is the most valuable jump racing card in Britain during September.
The top jumps training yards always target these valuable races as National Hunt racing steps up a gear for the autumn and winter.
Nadia Powell, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “Spectators at the racecourse on 188Bet Prelude Raceday get the best of both worlds. There is an exciting jump racing card, indeed the richest in Britain during September. We are also delighted to have created a partnership with Lincolnshire’s Ferry Ales Brewery to stage a beer festival. It’s a great way to say goodbye to the summer jumping season as we look forward to the sporting delights of the months ahead.”
A special advance only ticket promotion is being offered – two Tattersalls admission badges for £26 (£18 each on the day). 

The code to use online or by telephone on the tickets hotline, 0344 579 3009, is BEER17.
More details can be found about racing and tickets bought in advance at

Racing starts at 2.10pm on Saturday, 30th September, with gates open two hours before.  Adult tickets are from £9 in advance, with accompanied children admitted free of charge.

Real ale fans can find out more about Ferry Ales Brewery and its FAB beers through this link. 


White undertaking a spot of much-needed digital housekeeping of images in our archive the other day, Brigg Blog came across this picture taken at the town's railway station a couple of years ago.
It shows the new footbridge and the Victorian cast iron structure it replaced - by then removed from the platforms.
At the time we thought the old footbridge  was going for scrap but later heard a suggestion it had been safely removed to a one of the heritage railways, with a view to restoration and re-use.
Heritage lines rely on volunteer labour when it comes to restoring rolling stock and trackside features, and restoration work is often a very lengthy process.
But it would be good to know whether they have yet started on this piece of Brigg railway heritage, thought to date back to the 1890s.
Hopefully one day it will be possible to visit the heritage railway and use the former Brigg footbridge to board a steam-hauled train.

A freight train passing under the original footbridge at Brigg station in 2011

The footbridge in 2012

The new footbridge at Brigg railway station



Figures from the North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership reveal that the number of road casualties in our area has fallen compared to this time last year.
Thirty-six less casualties were recorded between January and August 2017 than in the same time in 2016 and one less person has been killed or seriously injured on our roads compared to last year.
Tragically, two children were seriously injured and one killed on North Lincolnshire’s roads this year, although thankfully, this is one less than last year.
The new figures also show that with 340 reported casualties, the partnership is well on target to achieve road casualty numbers significantly lower than their target for 2017 of 666.
Since the Road Safety Partnership began recording all road casualty figures in 1996, the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads has more than halved from 180 in 1996 to 84 in 2016.
Cllr Richard Hannigan, Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “North Lincolnshire has significantly safer roads than our neighbouring authorities and it is very promising to see road casualty numbers in our area continuing to fall. We work hard with our partners to make our roads safer for all roads users and we will continue to do so.
“Speed is a factor in a large portion of accidents on our roads. Through our comprehensive speed management strategy, we can monitor and successfully cut speeds at over 300 sites across North Lincolnshire.
“We also look to promote road safety amongst our residents, starting with our school education programme. We work with pupils across the area throughout their school lives to build up their knowledge about road safety and start good habits and best practices from a young age.
“Although we are pleased with these figures, we know we still have work to do to further reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads and the heartache that these can cause in our communities.”
The North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is made up of North Lincolnshire Council, Safer Roads Humber, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Coroner’s Office and British Steel. 

N.F. ADDS: This is very welcome news for motorists and pedestrians in the Brigg area and elsewhere across the district. But there's no room for complacency. We all need to be vigilant all the time, whether behind the wheel or on foot. Coun Hannigan, from Kirmington, is spot on when he says: “Speed is a factor in a large portion of accidents on our roads."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Although based in Grimsby, I used to work regularly in Brigg for a large telecoms company.
Now retired I must make an effort to visit the town on the Saturdays-only train (diabolical service!) with some friends for a few pints and a meal.
However, attached is a scan of a beer mat I found whilst rummaging.
I must have picked it up when supping in "Kingy's" - a pub in Corporation Road, Grimsby.
This pub used to sell Sergeant's bitter before it closed down many years ago but I believe it had been brewed by Hewitts for some time by then.
That didn't really matter as it was a damned site better than Hewitt's own efforts!
Pity about the train service, though, as I know a lot of people local to me would like to visit on a more regular basis for a pint and a pie without the inconvenience of driving!  

N.F. ADDS: Back in 2010 we reported how a Lincolnshire brewery had striven to reproduce a batch of Sergeant's bitter. They had some on sale in Brigg's Black Bull. Read the story through this link...

Our correspondent is correct about Sergeant's (with apostrophe) being taken over by Hewitts (no punctuation mark) as this picture shows. This was the last batch to leave the noted Brigg brewery circa 1967.


Twelve streets in Brigg are to have new LED lights installed next month (October). So far no dates have been given for specific locations.
Ancholme Way, Barnard Avenue (pictured above),  Wrawby Road and Bridge Street are all on on the busy A18, prompting us to inquire about possible driver delays here and in other parts of North Lincolnshire where LEDs are being installed.

A spokesman for North Lincolnshire Council, the highway authority, replied to say:  "The locations of the works will cause minimal disruption and will be very quick. However, some may involve traffic signals and traffic management but this will be kept to a minimum with work taking place outside of peak hours. Due to the nature of the work and the various factors affecting when we can upgrade certain roads, we won't be able to publish a more specific timetable than our monthly list of streets.
"As and when we need to publish road notices, they will appear on - for example, you will see the lane closure listed at Frodingham Grange roundabout (Scunthorpe)."

The other Brigg streets to get new lights during October are:

  • Ash Grove
  • Atherton Way
  • Bigby Street
  • Cary Lane
  • Grammar School Road
  • Old Courts Road
  • Wesley Road
  • Wrawby Street
Also to be upgraded during October will be three streets in Wrawby - Brigg Road and Melton Road (both on the A18) and Vicarage Road.
Kirton Road, Greetwell, is also included in next month's programme.
The council will also be installing LED lights during October at various streets in Messingham, South Ferriby Scunthorpe, Barton, Bottesford, Crowle, Ulceby, Killingholme and Winterton.

View the full list of roads where LED lights will be installed in North Lincolnshire during October through this link...


Train campaigner and enthusiast, Paul Johnson, pictured at our station, reports a now-rare happening on the railway at Brigg in the latest update to his Blog.
He also reveals why drivers at the A1084 level crossing on Bigby High Road recently experienced a lengthy wait at the gates.
Paul offers more information about ticket prices and praises the "pro-active Brigg Town Business Partnership" which is working with the Friends of the Brigg Line to encourage more people to use the Saturday-only passenger train service.
Read the latest Brigg Line Blog update through this link...


Speed monitoring is expected to be carried out in an area of Brigg in the not too distant future, the Town Council heard at its latest meeting.
Coun James Truepenny said residents were concerned about some drivers using  Woobine Avenue and Central Square as a "rat run" shortcut across town to and from the A18.
That's despite the presence of some speed humps.
Coun Rob Waltham, who is Leader of North Lincolnshire Council - the local highway authority - suggested the next step was to monitor the situation.
This area of the town is also to get a new litter bin, costing in the region of £300.
Coun Jane Kitching explained that a team of local volunteers went round collecting litter but was having to use a skip in someone's garden to deposit what had been picked up.
North Lincolnshire Council will empty the new litter bin.


There will be more live music to enjoy in Brigg this weekend.
On Saturday, September 30, Trigg Dowse - singer/guitarist/songwriter, pictured above - will be performing at the Nelthorpe Arms, Bridge Street, from 9pm.
Trigg comes from Barnetby.

View more about him and his music through this link..

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Some time ago a Brigg post box was damaged - possibly by a vehicle.
A replacement was erected not long after.  But, as this picture shows, the letter-posting slot has remained blocked off, meaning it cannot yet be used by the public.
We can't imagine for a minute that an official unveiling ceremony is awaited. So this remains a bit of a Brigg mystery.
With  far fewer letters being posted these days because of the spread of email, social media messaging and document sharing like Dropbox, folk in this part of Brigg will be pleased that the company concerned has installed a new box.
But why the wait?
It will be something of a red letter day when they finally open the box.



The first Lincs Lotto draw will take place on Saturday 30 September, 2017.

Have you got your tickets yet?
Each Lincs Lotto player has a one in 50 chance of winning a prize with a jackpot up for grabs of a whopping £25,000. For the first draw, one lucky ticket-holder will also win an iPad!
Lincs Lotto tickets cost just £1 each and 60 pence from every ticket sold goes directly to helping good causes across North Lincolnshire.
Lincs Lotto players can choose which good local cause they want to support when they purchase their tickets and 50 pence from every ticket bought will go directly to their chosen cause. A further 10 pence from each ticket sold supports good causes through the council’s Community Grant Fund.
The remaining 40 pence from each ticket sold is split between the running costs of the lottery, the prize fund and VAT.
With the first draw now just days away, don’t forget to buy your tickets to be in with a chance of winning.
Buying your tickets is easy; simply visit
Cllr Carl Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds), Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: We launched Lincs Lotto to provide a unique way of supporting local good causes and it has the added bonus of giving our residents a fantastic opportunity to win real cash prizes! Over 1,400 tickets have already been sold, meaning a cash injection of over £45,000 per year for local groups.
“We have had nearly 100 good causes apply to benefit from Lincs Lotto, including charities, community groups and sports clubs. If you are a good cause in North Lincolnshire and want to get involved, visit our website to find out how to apply.”
In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, North Lincolnshire Council has appointed an external lottery manager, Gatherwell Ltd, who run Lincs Lotto on our behalf.

PICTURED: Brigg's Coun Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, supporting the Lincs Lotto.


Provisional results of the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2017 held on Sunday, September 24 show some good performances by competitors from our district.
Brigg's Phil Gibbs came fourth, Sheehan Quirke fifth, Chris Gibbs eighth and Will Hartley 13th.
There were 208 competitors in total, who swam, ran and cycled.
The  overall winner was Thompson Finley, from Cleethorpes.
The highest placed lady was Amy Grocock (Lincolnshire) in 10th place.
The 5k running race to Cadney and back was won by Martin Nick, from Caistor.
View all the provisional results from Lincsquad through this link...

PICTURED: Two competitors on the Brigg to Cadney 5k run with the Old River Ancholme in view.


Here are 50+ Brigg Blog pictures of lady runners on Cadney Road and Elwes Street in the town during the  5k  section of the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2017 on Sunday,  September 24.
The sunny early autumn weather was perfect for spectators at this event organised by the local Lincsquad group, but perhaps a little too warm for the competitors.
They were glad of some shade along the lovely tree-lined section of Cadney Road beside the Old River Ancholme.
Competitors also did a swim in the pool at Ancholme Leisure Centre and there was a 20k cycling section along local roads.
Pictures of male runners to come on Brigg Blog.
Ladies' first, naturally!
View more pictures of the race - featuring male and female runners -  that we supplied to through this link...
A selection of pictures will also feature in the next edition of the Scunthorpe Telegraph on sale from Thursday, September 28.

  • Runners - High resolution 2MB copies of all the pictures seen here are available at very reasonable rates by emailing

Lady runners' 5k section 5k of  the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2017 on Sunday,  September 24

Lady runners' 5k section 5k of  the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2017 on Sunday,  September 24

Lady runners' 5k section 5k of  the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2017 on Sunday,  September 24

Lady runners' 5k section 5k of  the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2017 on Sunday,  September 24