Runners turn up the heat at race circuit

Zoe Smith (left) and Lara Kristiansen
Zoe Smith (left) and Lara Kristiansen
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SIXTEEN members of Rutland Running Club joined 240 other athletes at the aptly-named Brass Monkey six mile race at Rockingham Speedway in freezing conditions on Sunday.

The course consisted of four laps of the main speedway track and first home for the club was Craig Rata, finishing in 37m41s and in 13th place overall.

Zoe Smith finished next for the club in an excellent 38:52 followed closely by Lara Kristiansen in 39:34.

Zoe and Lara finished second and third women overall and were presented with ‘brass monkey’ trophies.

John McCrone (organiser of this year’s club championships of which this was the first race) finished in 43:36 followed by Peter Golden (44:26), Andy Cleverdon (45:29), Paul Rogerson (46:45), Chris Jones (47:02), Mary Hardwick (47:39), Mark Coleman (47:46), Celia Bloor (51:46), Charlotte Fionda (52:24), Rachel Luke (55:37), Jane Hales (56:08), Lucy Finnie (60:52) and Emma Lupton (61:59).

l RUTLAND Running Club welcomes new members of all running abilities.

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