Organisers looking for record effort at 29th Whissendine 6ix race

Whissendine 6ix road race organiser Ian Arnold EMN-140107-151946001
Whissendine 6ix road race organiser Ian Arnold EMN-140107-151946001
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This year sees the 29th running of the Whissendine 6ix running race and organiser Ian Arnold is looking for someone to smash the course record and get into the 29 minutes bracket.

Local Whissendine runner Andy Hart has certainly won the race a number of times, and improved the course record in doing so and only just over the 30-minute time, despite one year taking a nasty tumble in the sprint to the line.

This year the challenge has been set to see if anyone can complete the six-mile, naturally undulating, course round the scenic roads of Rutland, starting on Melton Road at the top of the village and finishing with a downhill sprint to the village green, in a quicker time.

Over the years there have been many memorable races, including runners from the Team GB junior squad but runners of all abilities are welcome, with every finisher receiving both a commemorative glass and a free bottle of ale from race sponsors The Grainstore Brewery of Oakham. There are awards across a number of age categories.

The race is held on Friday July 11, with on the night entries needing to be completed by 7pm, but entries can be made in advance via the Grainstore Brewery website.