Winner Robinson comes within 90 seconds of smashing 10-year-old course record
Helpston Harriers produced a dominant display after taking the top four spots in the annual Rotary Club of The Deepings’ 10k on Sunday.
Steve Robinson surged to victory in the event after posting a time of 33mins 50secs – which was just 90 seconds off beating the course record which was established 10 years ago - to finish ahead of team-mate Phil Martin (34.18) in second spot.
Michael Moore took third place in 34.30 with Jim Morris completing the Helpston quartet with 36.56 for fourth spot.
Leading lady Karen Smith of St Bees Triers was only three minutes outside the ladies’ record time.
The ladies team prize was won by Sadie Boor, Emily Douse and Roz Hamlyn of Werrington Joggers, and the men’s accolade went to Robinson, Martin, Moore and Morris of Helpston Harriers
Tom Comben was the first Bourne Town Harrier home after completing the course in 39.57 for 12th place.
He was followed by club colleagues by James May (42.47) and Chris Ward (43.09) in 25th and 26th places respectively.
Jim Grant led home the contingent of Stamford Striders in 45.18 for 39th place with John Gilligan (47.38) and John Holland (48.28) also making the top 50.
The event, in its 33rd year, attracted more than 300 runners with a 3k also being staged in conjunction with the 10k race.
Organiser Joe Piercy explained: “The Deepings is the third of the local ‘Spring Treble’ of 10 kilometre races following similar events at Langtoft and Eye in the two previous weeks.
“All of these races are particularly popular with both local runners and ones from further afield because they all have fast level courses, giving serious runners the chance to put up personal best times which several runners did on Sunday.
“We were particularly grateful to Piper Physiotherapy of Market Deeping and the Spinroom Studio of Deeping St James for sponsoring the races once again, to the Deepings Leisure Centre for making their excellent changing facilities available to the runners and to both the ladies of the local Inner Wheel club and the Rugby Club for providing refreshments and glasses of something long and cool for both runners and spectators.
“We will keep our fingers crossed for good weather next year on May 17 too.”
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