It was a weekend for the Half-Marathoners of Notfast:
The McDonnells went to Norwich for their opportunity to get buffeted by the wind on the East Coast. A flattish, two-lap event that is centred about the Showground saw Chris finish in a decent 1.36.28 and Lyn cross the line with an “acceptable time” of 2.05.02.
The Clowne Half Marathon is a different story altogether..Derbyshire, so , by definition ….Hilly ! Also not that comfy to run in any conditions, given that there are sections of ‘open road running’, so traffic can be a worry. Kate Fisher reported on a “Well organised and marshalled event with plenty of water..(much of it on the roads). On a bright, cold and windy morning Kate was baffled as to how a circular course could have ” More ups than downs”. Five tough Notfasts slogged it round,..this is how they fared:
Darren Wilkinson 1 58 10
Noel Henderson 1 59 18
Darren Appleton 2 02 04
Kate fisher 2 04 33
Colin Green 2 29 38
Its good to see Colin back on the road after a period of injury. Club members might also remember that last year the Clowne event was where George Combes ran his 100th ‘Half’…a superb accomplishment for a man in his 77th year, who had only taken up running at the age of 59 !!