Records broken as Corby charity run raises more than £7,000

Runners take on the famous oval circuit.
Runners take on the famous oval circuit.
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Records tumbled at the annual Brass Monkeys charity run as more than 500 runners braved the elements.

On a sunny but icy morning at Rockingham Speedway many of the runners went on to record some of their best times over the distance.

Runners take on the famous oval circuit.

Runners take on the famous oval circuit.

A record turnout of 540 runners turned out in the 10k, fun run and wheelchair races to complete four laps of the famous oval before finishing underneath the grandstand.

The event raised £7,389, with some sponsor money still to be counted.

Fundraising manager and race organiser Paul Marlow said: “The event was a great success with something for everyone, a fast flat course for the serious runners and a friendly lively atmosphere for the fun runners and children.

“We are also very proud to accommodate the wheelchair race which saw some very fast times this year.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who turned out to help make the event run smoothly.

“This year’s event broke all records for number of runners with more than 540 taking part.

“The support and atmosphere as every runner finished was tremendous.

“I would also like to say a special thank you to the event sponsor Aircare Compressor Services who provided the bespoke medals for the event.”

Mr Marlow also thanked Weetabix, Tayto, Asda Corby and Anytime Fitness for their support with the goody bags given out to runners.

All proceeds raised from the run will go directly to providing specialist palliative care to patients living with cancer, heart failure and other life limiting illnesses at Lakelands Hospice.