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The fourth annual Caythorpe Dash takes place on February 1.

The trail and road half-marathon challenge event is open to teams of four (two male, two female) or can be entered by individual runners. Medals will be awarded for fastest male and female, as well as the winning team.

The challenging course is fully marshalled and signposted, with three manned water stations. There will be small sections of road but it is mainly trail, footpaths, bridleways, across fields, uphill and over stiles.

The event begins at 11am and starts and finishes at Caythorpe Playing Field. At the end will be hot soup, Lincolnshire sausage hot dogs and cakes.

All teams must be pre-entered, although a maximum of 50 individual on-the-day runners will be accepted.

For further details and entry form contact event organiser, c/o Hammond Pavilion, Old Lincoln Road, Caythorpe, Lincs NG32 3FD or download at www.caythorpe.org

Rauceby Ripper coming up

The next Rauceby Ripper will take place on February 7. Hosted by Sleaford Town Runners, entries are now being taken with chip timing new for 2015.

The Ripper is an eight-and-a-half to nine mile multi-terrain course, over trail, edges of fields and some road sections, starting within the grounds of Rauceby Hall, South Rauceby, and finishing again back in South Rauceby near to the Village Hall. Walkers start at 9.30am, runners at 10.30am. Parts of the course are private property, therefore runners are asked to respect landowners and avoid training on the course prior to the event. The route takes competitors over public and private land, thanks to landowners Richard Ward, David Bratley, Tim Dean and Gillian Hoare. Entry forms are available online at http://theraucebyripper.webnode.com/