Over 900 runners put a spurt on at yesterday's (Sunday 11 December) Keyworth Turkey Trot Half Marathon. This race is a fundraiser for the 1st Keyworth Scout Group and has been a major contributor since 1984 when the first Turkey Trot was held. Monies raised from this event have enabled the Scout Group to provide a wide range of activities to children in the area who have benefitted as a result.
The race started at 10.30am from Keyworth village with runners following an out and back, scenic route, passing through villages and countryside in the South Nottinghamshire Wolds. The course included several tough hills that contributed to its reputation of being a challenging but worthwhile half marathon!
Several runners got into the festive spirit, wearing a range of costumes that included Santas, elves, Christmas trees and last but not least, a turkey.
Andrew Peat of Long Eaton RC was first across the line in 1:10:13 followed by Tim Hartley in 1:10:52. Rob Keal of Notts AC came third in 1:12:13.
Victoria Nealon of Rugby & Northampton AC won the women’s race in 1:25:08. Amy Sarkies was second in 1:25:35 with Lisa Deacon of Notts AC coming third in 1:26:10.
The midpoint runner was Andrew Ritchie in 1:48:10.
All finishers received an unusual, multi-functional medal and enjoyed post-race refreshments at the Keyworth Tavern, one of several sponsors of this event.
Photo courtesy of Roland Malkin.