Runners rewarded

Ilkeston Running Club hosted the second Race in the Booths Decorators Road Race League from the Ilkeston Rugby Club Grounds with 360 plus members from twelve different clubs at the event.

The age ranges of competitors are from fourteen years old to seventy years plus and the second Race of the Summer Season was a five mile event along the Nutbrook Trail to Straws Bridge and back.

Chairman of the Road Race League, Louis Booth says: “I would like to send a big thank you to Jayne and her staff at the Stute for opening the bar and the changing facilities, Belfield Furnishings for the use of their car park and Ilkeston Running Club members for their continued voluntary work and organisational skills and all round support. I want to mention Mr Don Peckitt, who acted as referee and time keeper at the event, enabling all the results to be collated and shared within hours of completion of the race. Anyone interested in joining our local Running Club can go along on any Tuesday or Thursday to the Rutland Sports Park at 7pm for a prompt start – where a warm welcome is assured and it’s not all about competitive running, there is ample opportunity for joggers and social runners who want to improve their technique and run with some company rather than alone.”

Photo: Some of the Cross Country winners, team and individual trophies being awarded on the evening by Louis Booth, who has been sponsor of the League for nearly twenty years.


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