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Determined runners conquer the course

A group of the Sleaford Striders who took part in the Caythorpe Canter.

A group of the Sleaford Striders who took part in the Caythorpe Canter.

Despite poor weather conditions and muddy tracks, more than 100 people took part in the second Caythorpe Dash on Sunday, February 8.

This is an off-road half-marathon event for teams of two men and two women, as well as individuals, over tricky rough terrains.

Starting at Caythorpe playing field, the course went through Stubton, Gelston, Hough-on-the-Hill and back into Caythorpe to finish at the playing field again.

The weather was very cold with a fine drizzle which never let up.

This made the course very muddy and slippery, and especially over the various wooden stiles the competitors had to negotiate which lead to few falls, cuts and bruises but despite the tumbles, all competitors finished the run.

The winning team was the Sleaford Striders’ Tortoises United, made up of Sasha Oliver, Alan Oliver, Emily Foran and Dave Burton with a team from 4 Life Tri Club in Lincoln coming in second.

Event organiser David Dorey said: “Considering the weather I have to say a special thank you to the 19 people who entered on the day, there must have been a great desire to run in such weather and over not a very easy course.”

 
 
 

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