1 Dec

Community Pride At Caythorpe

start of the Caythorpe 10K

Late autumn sunshine was the perfect accompaniment to the public-spirited Caythorpe 10K (Sunday 27 November). The 10K is one of four races held by the Caythorpe Playing Field Committee, joining their Dash, Canter and Chase events as a fundraiser for the local community. The committee uses the funds to improve local amenities such as the playing field for the benefit of present and future generations.

A field of 60 runners including a few, four-legged entrants lined up ready for an 11am start of this demanding race. They followed a hilly, muddy route from Caythorpe to Fulbeck and back again, on a mixture of trails and roads that tested their strength of mind and their legs. 
Jason Williams of Hermitage Harriers RC was first across the line, winning in 35:12. James Rastall of Newark Striders was over a minute and half behind the winner, taking second place in 36:55. Josh Pocklington (and his canine partner) of Canicross Midlands came third in 39:26. Josh and partner not only managed a podium place but were the first Canicross pair to finish. 
Eleanor George won the women’s race in 43:26 followed by Ellie Pocock in 44:15. Annabel Prow of Holme Pierrepont RC took third place in 45:26.
The field closed on 1:15:56. 
There were medals for all finishers followed by refreshments at the Caythorpe & Frieston Sports and Social Club with the latter proving to be especially welcome.
Entries are now open for the 2017 Caythorpe 10K. Visit the website for more details. 
Photo courtesy of Caythorpe Playing Field Committee.