RUNNING: Rutlanders set superb times

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RUTLAND Running and Triathlon Club members were out in force at the weekend, competing in the North and the Midlands.

Saya Sheridan, Chris Jones and Dave Summers travelled to Kettering for the Cransley Hospice half 
marathon with Saya coming home first for the club and taking the ladies’ 4th place and 43rd overall. Her time of 1h37m51 was a new personal best for the mother-of-two.

Dave Summers was next across the line in 1.40.14 with Chris Jones continuing his excellent season with a time of 1.43.21, taking 11 minutes off his personal best.

Four club members tackled wind, rain and 50,000 runners at the Great North Run.

First across the finish line for the club, in an impressive time of 2.06.06, was Peter Rose. He was followed by Rachel Luke in 2.16.31. Club President, and annual Great North Runner, Paul Rogerson ran in support of fellow member Celia Bloor in a time of 3.57.14.

Rachel and Celia, both from Belton, were running for the British Heart Foundation, and along with others from the village, have raised £1,000.