There were 26 NOTFAST members at Parkruns this week, taking in Pontefract, Belton House, Rising Sun, Colby, Barnstaple, Sherwood Pines and Newark. PBs this week for Peter Lane, Simon Eccleston, Chantelle Hallam, and Charlotte Sutton
Adam Holland completed the Dartmoor 50 on Monday, which is a 50 mile trail run, across the highest ground in southern England. Despite issues with his shoes, bladder pack and very steep hills, Adam finished 2nd (and 1st male), in a time of 9:45. He also took part in the Run Exe Summer 5k on Tuesday, and wasn’t sure how he would fare on tired legs. After the first mile, he was 4th, and going well, but after a great sprint finish, managed to come in 2nd in a time of 16:10, with 2nd, 3rd and 4th separated by only 3 seconds! Also on Saturday, Adam completed the Something Wild Marathon, a trail marathon through the Dartmoor countryside. With 4347ft of ascent, Adam came first in the event, completing it in 4:23. To round off the week, he also completed the Something Wild 10k on Sunday across a similar trail course. Adam also came first, with official time pending, but just under 47 minutes.
On Sunday, NOTFAST had 9 runners at the Great North Run. This half marathon is the biggest running event in the country, and goes from Newcastle to South Sheilds. First back for NOTFAST was Adrian Dix in 1:29:34, followed by Steve Needham (2:01:04), Kimberley Etherington-Bates (2:04:10), Richard Borrill (2:07:15), Kirsty Watson (2:22:46 and new PB) Sue Needham (2:29:38), Peter Middleton (2:35:27), Karen Borrill (2:37:47), and Dianne Kennett (2:40:49)
Jonathan Van-Tam was in Riga, and entered the Riga 10k as a last minute entry. It was a nice flat route, with a great atmosphere, and Jonathan completed the course in 69 minutes.