Parkrun PB’s this week for Maria Brambles, Breeze Rowlands, Claire Simmonds, Chris Mumby, and Simon Lock at Newark, and Vicky Heath at Sherwood Pines.

The Dave Lewis Memorial Challenge was held on Saturday, an event organised by Newark AC in memory of a former secretary of the club, starting in Kelham. Stuart Ashley walked the longer course, unfortunately getting drenched in the 20 minute downpour in the middle of the day. However, Stuart completed the 27 mile course in 7 hours 50 minutes. Madaleine Combie and husband John ran the shorter course, listed as 10.5 miles but measured as 10.02 on Madaleine’s Garmin (!) in 2:46:55.

Fay Paterson ran the EDF Power Surge 10k on Sunday, a scenic cross-country route that involves slippery bridges to cross and several stiles to climb, which she completed in 1:08:08.

Twelve NOTFAST members went to the Thoresby Estate for the Thoresby 10 trail run. The scenic courses included 5k, 10k, and 10 mile routes, with a few steady hills and some mud to contend with. Breeze Rowlands and Britta Barnett ran the 5k with Breeze and Andy’s girls. Britta and Jessica finished in 50:07, with Breeze and Abigail not far behind in 50:58. Madaleine Combie, doing her second event of the weekend, finished in 37:56, and James Grand-Scrutton in 41:23. Richard Hallam did the 5k Cani-cross with Chelsey in 21:49, coming 2nd in Cani-cross, and 3rd overall for the 5k. Fay Parker ran the 10k distance in 55:00, followed by Nick Rayns in 1:00:28, and Chris Redhead in 1:02:23. Running the 10 mile route were Ady Dix, who came 2nd in 1:06:18, Simon Lock 1:23:48, Andy Rowlands 1:28:53, and Stu Chase 1:32:12.

Piotr Dura was in Leicester for the Leicester Marathon – not as flat as you might think, with over 200m of ascent, but the temperature was nice and cool, and Piotr finished in a great time of 3:39:35.

On Friday Adam Holland started a challenge to run 1000 km in 10 days – each day he is running 10 x 10k in aid of Run for Peace, the Kenya Peace Torch Relay raising funds to build a school in Kenya, and he is being joined by runners and supporters on every leg of his journey. If you would like to support Adam please go to

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