Running for fun and helping local causes
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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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