ATHLETICS: Shed weight in Ropsley Raid

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ROPSLEY Road Runners will be offering the chance to run off a few pounds of Christmas indulgence in the New Year.

The Ropsley Raid takes place on Sunday, January 16, and competitors have the choice of either a 13 or six-mile route. The courses will take in a mixture of footpaths, tracks, roads and bridleways.

There will be feed stations en route and food and a hot drink at the finish. There will also be a free hat and gloves for all finishers.

Event headquarters are at Ropsley village hall and start time is 10am and 9am for walkers. Entry is £11 for the 13-mile distance and £9 for the shorter route.

For further details and to enter call Steve Thacker on 07951 897386 or e-mail