Spring ~ Tractor and Classic Vehicle Run ~ Autumn

Middle Rasen Tractor Run

SUNDAY 21st July 2019

in aid of

Cancer Research UK


Nags Head PH, Middle Rasen

Opens 9.30 am ~ Tractor Run departs 10.00 am


Entry - £10 per Tractor

With hot food included on return.

Enquiries please to John Branston on 07860 791254

Success for the JANUARY 2019 run.

January 13th saw the Middle Rasen biannual Charity Tractor Run leave the Nags Head at 10 am sharp, to raise a total of £1044 for Cancer Research UK.

John Branston, Sheila Hazell and Maggie Branston run the event twice a year and, with the support of regular sponsors and competitors from across Lincolnshire and Notts, they have broken through the £1k barrier for the first time. Sheila Hazell who has collected for the charity since 1972, is pleased to get regular support. She mentions Henry Ashton (Action Veg) and Tom Ashton (event auctioneer) from Boston and the many others who attend with a variety of tractors, both ancient and modern. Attendees also provide the actionable lots up for bids after the event and the attractive prizes for the post run draw. Sheila gives the example of typical gift/prize, a pair of young person's Try Dives (BSAC) sub aqua training sessions, which made £60 at auction.

The run route went out through the back of Middle Rasen, through Osgodby, Kirkby, Owersby and north toward Thornton le Moor. It then crossed to Holton le Moor and onward to Claxby on Pelham Road. The parade came back to Middle passing Ten Acres on the Top Road and returned to the start a few hours later, where a piping hot stew was provided by Mandy at the Nags Head.


Photographs, thanks to Market Rasen Mail (Dianne Tuckett).

In 2011 - the Tractor Run featured in Radio Lincolnshires "Pirate Gold" competition!

As a result of some very good publicity about the 2011Autumn Tractor Run, Radio Lincolnshire got is touch with us to ask if they could use the event as part of the clues for their Sunday morning Pirate Gold competition! We were clue 3, so to keep up with the hunt for the “pirate gold” we took a radio to the hall and tuned in. They started off at Tealby and went to the Three Sister's vineyard at Claxby. Then on to us, asking people along the way for information about a Tractor run or Car boot sale. They managed to find someone who knew about our run and they pointed them in our direction, thank you. In burst Amanda Thompson, from Look North, all bouncy and wanting the loo, running down the hall in her high heels. Everyone was in hysterics of at such a funny sight. We had “hidden” clue no 3 outside, on the trailer that has 2 stationary engines to drive lots of puppets, making them come to life. Amanda soon found the clue and from that she ran around asking for information about the next village, where to find coins? That of course was Minting.Eighteen tractors came for the morning run which once again the sun finally shone. Everyone said that they enjoyed the drive and the refreshments after the run, and of course they were well entertained. The event raised £250 towards the village hall funds. Carole Sellars