Training and Events

Notfast Running Club – Training Plan

Tuesday training options include effort and steady sessions. Thursdays will have effort and steady options. The steady option will use the same route each week. Trainers will rotate around the sessions to give them some variety too!

All training sessions are suitable for runners of all abilities – you don’t need to be a fast runner to join any of the groups. The aim of the “efforts/speed” sessions is for everyone to increase his/her own effort over usual steady pace, so your speed relative to other runners is not important – you won’t be left on your own.

Please let Rachel have your feedback (positive and negative!) and any suggestions for training sessions so that future training can be tailored to suit everyone in the club:

Please note: – Training sessions shown in red start from where they say.

Otherwise, Tuesday sessions will start at Tom Mann Pavilion for efforts and steady options and J&P, and bottom of Beacon Hill for the hill work.

Thursday sessions will be from Flowserve.

Tuesday evening training plan:

Thursday evening training plan:

THE BRAMLEY CHALLENGE – Thursday 13th September, Caythorpe, Nr Lowdham. A friendly inter-club 5-miler organised by Southwell Running Club

Here is your invitation to this year’s Bramley Challenge!
This is an inter-club event organised by Southwell RC for runners from Southwell RC, Newark Striders, NOTFAST RC and Holme Pierrepont RC. It will be held on Thursday 13th September from Caythorpe Cricket club, Nottinghamshire. The run is approximately 5 miles and starts at 6pm sharp.

The principle changes this year will be:
1. Earlier start time. This will ensure that runners are finishing in good light.
2. Dedicated first aid team known to marshals on the course
3. Increased marshalling presence on the course and signs on the course to warn road
users of the event.

We intend this to remain a fun, friendly, end of summer event where we can get together, have a run, some beer and chips, and hopefully declare someone other than Holme Pierrepont the winners at the end of it!
Please let Kate know as soon as possible if you will be taking part. It is hoped that runners can be registered before the night and numbers will be ready for collection on
arrival, hopefully saving time. There will still be registrations on the day but the organisers want this to be as few as possible. If later you decide you cannot run please let me know so I can submit an accurate list. Please submit names to Kate no later than 4th September: or add your name to the Facebook thread on the NOTFAST RC group page.

Cross-Country Relays
The British Masters Athletics Federation Open Cross Country Relays (Sponsored by The
Derby Runner) are being held for the fourth time at West Park, Long Eaton on 27thOctober, on behalf of and under UKA & BMAF rules. So far we have had good support from our neighbouring clubs from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, but many clubs have not yet taken part. The event has gained in popularity and participation since Derby C & AC rescued it. There will be clubs from all parts of the UK, and some very high class competition. The West Park course has remained the same, so strong individual and team records have been established.

They are open to all athletes who are: a) 35 years or over, and
b) have a valid EA registration number. Also, the club must be affiliated to UKA.

Team Details:
Men V35-44 & V45-54 – 5 legs
Men V55-64 – 4 legs
Men’s teams over V65 in 10 year age bands – 3 legs
All Women’s teams in 10 year bands from V35-44 – 3 legs

The course is a flat & fast 3k mainly over grass, with some trail and woodland. Only one leg per runner. Down-ageing is allowed. Cost is £6 per runner, i.e. 3, 4 or 5 x £6/team as applicable. Entry by age group/squad lists with names allowed on more than one list to allow for last minute re-arranging of teams prior to declarations.
The course route allows for maximum supporting of runners by fellow team members and families.

Naturally, The Derby Runner will be in attendance, c/w stall for many excellent discount purchases. They have been good enough to sponsor the event for the fourth
Entries are to be submitted via the on-line entries system found

at: “Fixtures”, under National Fixtures. Closing date – 14 Oct 18.

Long Eaton Running Club invites you all to enter at least one team of men and women, to enjoy this event.
Rob Fox
Event Organiser

NOTFAST Grand Prix 2018

New: Grand Prix 2018 PDF download:   Grand prix list 2018

To encourage participation in local events, the club has set a Grand Prix Challenge. To qualify for an award, you need to run at least 12 of the listed events. For members over 65, 7 of the listed events are required. Note that for Summer League and winter cross country any 2018 events qualify, but each can only amount to 1 “event” i.e. 4 Summer Leagues isn’t 2 qualifying events. For Nottinghamshire County Championship races don’t forget to tick the box when entering, if eligible (residence 9 months or birth in county). 

Please keep your own record of your Grand Prix events for the committee to verify at the end of the year.


LDWA (Long Distance Walking Association)

A reminder that we are affiliated to The LDWA and as such receive discounted rates to any of their Challenge Walks, most of which are open to runners.

Information on events, social walks, long distance paths, clothing, publications, etc. can be found at

For more challenge walks follow the link below:

Events for 2018,,,,,,

Other non GP events:
3rd Aug – Castle Rock 10k-
1st/2nd Sept – Thunder Run Steel City (24h) –
9th Sept – Cotgrave Trail Run (10k) – notts/running/distance-running-races/cotgrave-trail-run- 2018?int=
16th Sept – Muskham Fun Run (5k & 10k) –
14th Oct – Leicester Marathon (County Champs event) –
18th Oct – Light The Night 5k –
27th Oct – BMAF Cross Country relays –
2nd Nov – The Night Trail (5 miles) –