Amazing achievement from Rutland Running and Triathlon Club’s Helen Duncan at the Equinox 24 event held at Belvoir Castle
Rutland Running and Triathlon Club's Helen Duncan produced an awesome record-breaking performance at the Equinox 24 event held at Belvoir Castle.
The event invites solo runners, pairs and teams to see how many laps of the 10km course they can complete in 24 hours.
And Helen was the absolute star of the show after setting a new Equinox ladies course record with a magnificent 20 laps - and of course first place in the women's solo category.
Even by her exceptionally high standards running in excess of 120 miles won't be forgotten for a very long time.
Twenty-six club members had taken part across the various formats.
Of the teams, Martin's Midnight Runners did the most laps with 23, Rutland Puddles were close behind with 22 and Rutland Horseshoes (with a man down) managed 18.
In the pairs category, the Langham Layabouts (Chris Jones and Clare Dorman) completed nine laps and Bobbing Along (Nikki and Kev Loomes) completed five.
Other solo performances saw Sarah Reeves do six laps while Helen Graves completed 10 even after a hamstring went part way through the event.
Yvonne and Neil Spencer finished 13 and five laps respectively, Ben Claridge also completed 13 laps and Rob Wright went one further with 14.
Three runners - Mikki Coates, Sharon Carr and Jo Shore - also completed 10 laps.
It was a fantastic effort by everyone from the Rutland club and a great event to be part of, especially with Helen’s performance setting a new record.
Stamford Strider Vicky Linfoot finished third woman by completing 17 solo laps (170km) in 25hr 1min while Tony Anderson ran for 22hr 28mins completing 10 laps and being placed 14th overall.
Louise Lee is a veteran of this event and clocked an awe-inspiring run of nine laps in 25hr 31mins while Scott Linfoot knocked out eight laps (80km) in 22hr 57mins.