2017 Club Championship #1: Brass Monkey 10k

What a fantastic club turnout for the first race of the season. 19 club mates toed the start line for last Sunday’s Brass Monkey 10k at Rockingham Motor Speedway at Corby. The conditions first thing that morning were very icy but I’m sure by the time the race got underway the weak winter sunshine had made the conditions not too bad … at least it wasn’t howling a wintry gale and lashing with rain as in past years 🙂

First home for the club was Sean McAuliffe in 41:43. Sean’s showing some great form recently at the parkruns so its great to see that its translating to excellent times at the longer distance. Not far behind Sean was Lara Kristiansen finishing 3rd lady overall in a time of 42:18 – Congratulations both.

Well done everyone. There were some great performances but I do want to mention Jenny Pearson who had a great running weekend, bagging a 10k PB at the Brass Monkey after having achieved a parkrun PB the day before – brilliant stuff 🙂

The rest of the results in age graded Club Championship order were:



The updated Championship tables can be viewed here: Championship Tables

The next Championship race is The Clough Taylor People’s Run at Holme Pierrepont Nottingham on Sunday 26th February. Details here:
The Clough/Taylor People’s Run

Club Championship

Congratulations to our 2016 Club Championship Winners:
Jo Smith & Paul Rogerson


Each year the club runs separate championship competitions for Male & Female members with the winners receiving a trophy engraved with their name, which they keep for the following 12 months. Each month between January and December, a local race is designated as a championship qualifying race.

Results are Age Graded and based upon these age graded results you are awarded points (1 point for the winner, 2 points for second etc). If you do not run a race you are automatically awarded 25 points! The runner in each championship with the least number of points at the end of the year is crowned Champion. You must enter at least 3 races to compete and your best 6 results count.

The races for 2017 will be listed in the following table:

Date Race Details URL
Sun 29th Jan Brass Monkey 10K Rockingham Raceway, Corby. Starts 11am http://www.lakelandshospice.org.uk/fundraising/events/633-brass-monkey-10k-run-2017
Sun 26th Feb The Clough Taylor People’s Run Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 https://www.clough-taylor-run.com
Sun 26th Mar Thorney 10k Bedford Hall, Thorney, PE9 0QE  http://www.thorneyrunningclub.co.uk/news.php?s=thorney-10k-and-3k
Sun 9th Apr Belvoir Half Marathon Hose Village Hall, Hose, LE14 4JR http://hosevillage.org.uk/bhm.htm/td>
Sun 14th May The Wymeswold Waddle Wymeswold  http://www.wymeswold.com/organisations/running-club/waddle-and-fun-run-2016.html
Fri 16th Jun Beacon Solstice Run Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves, LE12 8TA http://www.jackrabbitevents.co.uk/beacon-solstice-run

RR&TC Racer: The “Frosty” Edition #138

Hi Rutlanders

Temperatures have plummeted this last week with frosty and misty conditions in the mornings and evenings. I managed to do a 12 mile run home from Rutland Water last Sunday and ran into some newborn lambs in a couple of fields near Great Casterton … so Spring must be round the corner 🙂

Here is this week’s news …

RR&TC Racer – Edition #138

Happy Swimming, Cycling, Running

RR&TC Racer: The “New Year” Edition: #135

Hi Rutlanders

Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a fabulous end of year and are all raring to go with your new plans for 2017. Last year there were some fantastic achievements by our members (old and new) and so looking forward to hearing about your exploits planned for this year … bring it on 🙂

Here is this week’s news …

RR&TC Racer – Edition #135

Happy Swimming, Cycling, Running