Parkrun PB’s this week for Netty Stevens at Long Eaton, and Cath Hare, Ady Dix, Claire Simmonds, Gill Oxley, Breeze Rowlands, and Kathryn Lile at Newark.

Richard Hallam and his Bernese Mountain Dog Chelsey did their first cani-cross event on Sunday at Carnfield Hall in Alfreton. It was a 5K trail race, mostly across fields but with a very muddy and narrow wooded section, which Chelsey found very easy, Richard not so easy, especially when she charged ahead and he slid over! Overall great fun and Richard was very pleased that Chelsey did so well and got them both round in 21:39!

Peter Lane was in the Lake District, running the Coniston Trail Race. It was a tough, steep 15k off road course (although the Garmin had it closer to 16k!). Peter was pleased to finish in 1hr 41mins, over 10 minutes faster than when he ran it 5 years ago.

NOTFAST were out in force at the Syerston 10k on a beautiful morning. The course took them around Syerston, along the River Trent, then through East Stoke and Elston. Runners enjoyed sitting in the sunshine drinking tea and coffee and eating cake at the finish. 23 NOTFAST members took part; Martin Dickenson 50:30, Fay Parker 53:12, Clifford Robinson 53.22, Kate Fisher 54:17, Annette Taylor 59:24, Kirsty Jackson 59:16, Adam Jackson 59:18, Angela Brown 1:01:00, David Gill 1:02:00, Faye Hemingway 1:02:26,Rachel Sheldrake 1:04:35, Kerry Robinson 1:04:35, Cathy Clarke 1:05:09, Colin Green 1:05:06, Kathryn Lile 1:05:06, Ernie Clarke 1:06:47, Fay Paterson 1:06:52, Kirsty Watson 1:07:02, Peter Tatton 1:08:00, Maria Brambles 1:09:41, Julie Mumby 1:17:57, Gill Goode 1:17:57, Madaleine Combie 1:21:36.

Several of our members took on another half marathon this weekend, this time in Lincoln. The weather was beautiful, and the well-supported course was good, apart from a sneaky hill at around 8 miles (Beacon Hill training came in handy there!). Jeremy tells me there was alcohol free beer after the race for finishers, or 2 for those that snuck back into the queue! Half marathon PB’s for Jeremy Reichelt (01:47:02), Emily Baker-Gaunt (02:28:33), Andy Rowlands (01:54:50), and Simon Lock (01:48:54). Other runners were, Stu Chase (01:50:31 – missed PB by 19 s!), Jim Lovett (01:50:46), Lisa Leach (02:24:19), Claire Wood (01:56:39), Steve & Sue Needham (02:27:39)

Finally, Adam Holland set off on his 262 challenge 2016 on Sunday – running 262 miles (i.e. 10 marathons) from the Humber Bridge to central London in just 5 days. Adam will visit Oasis Academies across the country, and will be joined by hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and supporters, who will accompany him on legs of the run.

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