Paul runs too fast as club takes on Belvoir challenge

Five of the Rutland runners who raced at Belvoir. From left, Zoe Smith, Rachel Leckey, Dave Summers, Saya Sheriden, Paul Rogerson
Five of the Rutland runners who raced at Belvoir. From left, Zoe Smith, Rachel Leckey, Dave Summers, Saya Sheriden, Paul Rogerson

Six members of Rutland Running and Triathlon Club ran the 30th Belvoir Half Marathon on Sunday.

The course is a great race for runners recording personal bests as well as a good warm up for runners competing in the upcoming marathons.

Paul Rogerson, who is due to run the Boston Marathon, tried in vain to slow his speed and use the race as a training run but finished ahead of his predicted time in 1h50m16.

Zoe Smith was the first club member back in 1.33.28, which placed her fourth in her age group.

She was followed by John McCrone in 1.39.48 and a disappointed Rachel Leckey, who was aiming for a sub 1h40, but finished in 1.43.43. Next home was Saya Sheriden with Dave Summer not far behind in 1.45.49 and fifth in his age category.