Slideshow: Brass Monkey 10km run

0
Have your say

Hundreds of people braved pouring rain and heavy winds as they took part in the annual Brass Monkey 10km run.

All proceeds from the event, which was held at the Rockingham Motor Speedway last Sunday, go to Corby’s Lakelands Hospice.

Brass Monkeys :Corby: Lakelands Hospice Brass Monkeys 10km run and 1 mile fun run 'The 10km action- runners, volunteers and spectators get very wet in the torrential rain 'Sunday 26th  January 2014

Brass Monkeys :Corby: Lakelands Hospice Brass Monkeys 10km run and 1 mile fun run 'The 10km action- runners, volunteers and spectators get very wet in the torrential rain 'Sunday 26th January 2014

More than 400 people took part in the 10km and a shorter fun run, the biggest attendance in the event’s five-year history.

“We were very unlucky with the weather,” organiser Paul Marlow said. “We didn’t think it could be any worse than last year, but it was absolutely atrocious – attritional.

“The feedback has been really good, despite the conditions. We were very pleased – we had a record number of runners over the two races.”

He said he hoped the event raised more than £4,500.

One of those who took part in the 10km run, Alex Bywater, 24, said: “The wind and driving rain made running extremely difficult but I was pleased with my time of 53 minutes, especially given the conditions.

“It was great to hear there were a record number of entries and hopefully that will make a huge difference to Lakelands Hospice.

“I would definitely do the event again, I just hope the weather will be a bit kinder next time.”