Aaron Scott came within seconds of breaking the 21-year-old course record as he led home the Langtoft 10k field on Sunday.
Just a week after finishing 22nd in the London Marathon, Scott won in a time of 31:43 – six seconds outside Andrew Aked’s record set in 1994.
Stamford-based Scott finished ahead of William Strangeway (34:00), while Nadine Lewycky (38:10) led home the women, with Claire Steels (39:46) the second woman home.
Sunday was another success for the Langtoft Road Race committee as the 253 runners in the 10k represented a record number for the event, which was sponsored by Market Deeping-based Empire Gym.
The youngest runner was aged 15 and the oldest 75.
There were also more than 200 runners in the 3k fun run, despite heavy rain both before and during the event.
The 3k was won by 14-year-old Aaron Hunt, with 12-year-old Elin James the first girl home.
Bourne Westfield Academy won the primary schools challenge.
There was also a nice prize double for the Preston family as year three pupil Thomas was the first Langtoft Primary School male pupil home in the 3k and dad Andy was the first Langtoft resident to finish the 10k. Maisie Fuller was the first Langtoft Primary girl home.
Race secretary Sue Archer said: “The weather was dreadful while we were setting up and during the 3k so to still get a record number of runners for the 10k was fantastic.
“We would like to thank all the runners, spectators, volunteers and sponsors for supporting us and making our 26th event a great success despite the weather.”