It should be a ripper of a race this year at Rauceby

The start of the 2014 Rauceby Ripper. EMN-151201-114852001
The start of the 2014 Rauceby Ripper. EMN-151201-114852001

Sleaford Town Runners are once again hosting their popular race The Rauceby Ripper on Saturday, February 7.

The nine-mile multi-terrain race will start from the village of South Rauceby, and it is now an established favourite on the regional race calendar with its scenic but testing course.

Now in its fifth year, this increasingly popular annual event sold out last year before race day and many entries had to be turned away. The race will commence at 10.30am for runners and 9am for walkers. Due to the high demand of last year’s race, all entries are now postal or online with entries on the day only available if the 250 maximum is not reached.

Last year’s weather made the course even more interesting with many runners finishing covered in mud.

The parish council will again serve refreshments in the village hall, and the running club thanks landowners Richard Ward, David Bratley, Tim Dean, Mr and Mrs Todd and Gillian Hoare for permitting the race to be run across some of the most beautiful countryside in the county.

Runners and walkers (no dogs) must be 17 years or over, with prizes for first male, female and veteran categories, plus race mementos to all finishers.

You can enter online or download an entry form from www.sleafordtownrunners.com or visit the Facebook page ‘The Rauceby Ripper’.