Run­ning for fun and help­ing lo­cal causes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

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Rr r lz r x xr . gv ag . J . The Club House at Deep­ings Rugby Club was buzzing with ex­cite­ment on Sun­day, May 20 when Deep­ings Ro­tary Club held their 26th Char­ity Run.

With a 3k Fun Run and a 10k Race there was some­thing for ev­ery­one. The 10K was an AAA mea­sured, fast, flat, 1 lap course.

This year’s event at­tracted a record en­try of 310 run­ners. 104 opted for 3k and 206 tack­led the more chal­leng­ing 10k. The weather out­side was a bit dull and over­cast - good for run­ning I was told!

The 3K at­tracted a mixed en­try from 3 - 62 years of age. The win­ner, 16-yearold Joe How­ells, com­pleted in a time of 10.26mins. The first fe­male run­ner was 12-year-old Cather­ine Hem­ming­way who fin­ished 9th in a time of 12.15mins. It was a great fun event and some promis­ing fu­ture run­ners were in con­tention.

Then came the large en­try of 10k run­ners, lo­cal and from fur­ther afield. Pos­si­bly a gru­elling and painful episode but, with the cheer­ing of the crowd, ev­ery­one was off to an en­thu­si­as­tic start.

This race al­ways pro­vides some ex­cel­lent run­ners with John Pike from Ne­wham & Es­sex Bea­gles romp­ing home in a fast time of 32.48mins, with, in 6th place the first male vet., Jim Mor­ris from Stam­ford Strid­ers Mon­key busi­ness: Prov­ing the run was fun. in a time of 35.41mins. The first fe­male across the line, in 29th po­si­tion, was Ruth Jones, from Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers in a time of 39.51mins, fol­lowed in 34th place by first fe­male vet., Tracy Mccart­ney from Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers in a time of 40.15mins.

A great run was had by all. Deep­ings Ro­tary Club greatly ap­pre­ci­ated all the sup­port given for one of their ma­jor Char­ity Events. Pres­i­dent Joe Piercy thanked Race Spon­sors, Bent­ley Charles In­sur­ance Ser­vices (10k) and Gray­tones Print­ers (3K), Gary Bent­ley, all Ro­tar­i­ans, In­ner Wheel, Deep­ings First Re­spon­ders and all who had a hand in mak­ing this an­other suc­cess­ful event.

Af­ter the pre­sen­ta­tion of prizes, ev­ery­one went home for a well earned rest, some de­served it more than oth­ers…..

Missed out? Ram­sey Ro­tary Club has a Fun Run to­mor­row at 10.00 – 11.00am. Go along to the Ram­sey Ru­ral Mu­seum, you can en­ter on the day. Get some spon­sors and choose a char­ity (which gets 90%). Ro­tary keeps 10% for char­i­ties they sup­port. Each en­trant gets a certificate and a spe­cial Ju­bilee medal. Op­tional Fancy Dress - Prize for the best dressed “Royal”

Fancy a dif­fer­ent sport? To­mor­row at 11.00am you can watch a Grand Vic­to­rian Cricket Tour­na­ment on Stam­ford Mead­ows. En­try is free.

You can also en­joy a Ju­niors KWIK Cricket Knock­out. With teams from lo­cal ho­tels and guest ap­pear­ance of Derek Ran­dall (Eng­land & Not­ting­hamshire) you are guar­an­teed a fun day. To add to the en­joy­ment visit the fun­fair, trade stands, lis­ten to Stam­ford Town Band and (weather per­mit­ting) watch a fly past by the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Me­mo­rial Flight and The Red Ar­rows. This ex­cit­ing event is or­gan­ised by Stam­ford Burgh­ley Ro­tary Club.

FIRST FE­MALE: Ruth Jones.

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