Record falls at Old Dalby Day Hill Race

The Old Dalby Hill Race got under way in soggy conditions EMN-150209-122705002

The Old Dalby Hill Race got under way in soggy conditions EMN-150209-122705002

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A hardy field of 46 runners turned out in appalling conditions to tackle the gruelling Old Dalby Day Hill Race on Monday.

Despite incessant heavy rain, a new record for the four-and-a-half-mile multi-terrain course was set as Ed Toone won in an impressive 30min 42secs.

He was pushed most of the way by Stilton Strider Jason Barton who continued his good form with second spot, just 22 seconds behind the winner.

Andy Simpson completed the top three in 31.54, ahead of Strider Jim Hatherley (32.44).

Fellow Strider Mike Bryan was first local home, finishing eighth overall in 34 minutes flat, while Lee Quinn took the second local prize, 14th overall in 35.26.

Katie Hateley was the lady winner and also took home the local lady prize, finishing 20th in 39.07, just ahead of Andrea Winkless (39.42) and Kate Collins (40.19) who were the next two across the finish line.