Lots of results to report from a generally cold and windy weekend:
A fantastic achievement for Lisa Leach this weekend, as she completed her first half marathon in Weymouth in 2:02:57. This event was particularly special for Lisa as she was running in memory of her daughter Megan, and to raise money for the University of Nottingham – Children’s Brain Tumour Research. Lisa has raised over £600 on-line, and more through other donations. Well done Lisa!
Adam Holland ran the Red Rose Ultra 40 miler starting from Castleshaw in the Pennines. The varied route takes in everything from moorland to canal paths and includes over 1600m of ascent. Adam ended up running around 50 miles, as the route is not always obvious, which prevented him from winning, but he finished in 8h28 and said he felt good afterwards!
Stuart Ashley has walked two marathons this weekend! Firstly he walked the Charnwood marathon in a time of 7h58. The hilly route, which is a bit longer than 26 miles in a very scenic part of Leicestershire, was also run by David Watt and Liz Walton in 6h18. Stuart then went down to Suffolk with Edward Casebourne for the Daffodil Dawdle, starting from Stradbroke and running along the Suffolk/Norfolk border. They completed the route in 7h50, very pleased to be below Edward’s target of 8 hours.
Sue and Steve Needham took part in the Clumber Park Duathlon on Saturday. Steve completed the Standard distance (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run) in 3h08, while Sue did the Sprint distance (5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run) in 1h44.
Rachel Sheldrake was in Cumbria for the Coniston 14, a 14 mile hilly but very scenic route around Coniston water, where she bumped into ex-NOTFAST member Kevin Lakey among the 1200 entrants. Rachel finished in a good time of 2h26.
Julie Mumby and Annette Taylor ran in the Guide Dogs fun run events in Kelham on Sunday, apparently a very laid back affair on a beautiful morning! Julie ran the 5k with her 11 year old son Callum in 39:48, while Annette ran the 10k in 1h04, although both routes were slightly longer than advertised.