Due to a NOTFAST takeover at Newark Parkrun, there were only 25 members actually running in Parkruns this week, both at Rushcliffe and Newark. At Newark, most of the roles were filled by volunteers from NOTFAST. PBs this week for Camilla Grant and Lynn Hare.

Also taken over this week was the 3rd Nottinghamshire Summer League of 2017. Peter Tatton and NOTFAST stepped in to host the event when it looked as though it may have to be cancelled. This was very successful, and nearly all the club were involved in either marshalling, water stops (very much needed), car parking, or running. A very hot and humid evening, the course went from Flowserve in Newark, out to Cotham village and back again. 

On Friday evening, it was the Summer Solstice 10k at Long Bennington, hosted by Grantham running club. This is a well organised event, which has always been well supported by NOTFAST, and again there was a huge turnout of 68 members! First back for the yellow army was Damian Davies in 38:37 in 31st place and new PB, followed by Richard Hallam (41:04), Diana Wakefield (44:27 and new PB), Simon Lock (46:33 and new PB), Andrew Rowlands (47:05 and new PB), Gill Oxley (47:17), Matt Gascoigne (47:52), Jeremy Reichelt (48:20), Claire Wood (48:59 and new PB), Martin Dickenson (49:06), Cliff Robinson (50:15 and new PB), Adam Jackson (51;36), Richard Borrill (51:37), Jim Lovett (51:37), Stuart Chase (51:44), Caroline Upton (51:45), Kimberley Etherington-Bates (52:06 and new course PB), Marilyn Hatherley (53:23), Richard Lamb (53:41), Kate Fisher (53:56), Alan Fisher (54:03), Janet Davies (54:28), Cindy Berridge (54:41 and new PB), Peter Lane (54:42), Nick Rayns (55:13), Paul Zemontas (55:22), Chris Redhead (55:31 and new PB), Peter Middleton (55:31), Mike Manley (55:55), Rachel Sheldrake (56:12), Andy Pritchett (56:52), Val Dethick (57:08), Angela Brown (58:16 and new course PB), Amy Borrill (58:20 and new PB), Kirsty Jackson (58:23 and new course PB), Sue Stott (58:32), Melanie Watson (58:32), Joanna Gray (58:51 and new PB), Lyn Gascoigne (59:00 and new PB), Amy Lanham (59:06 and new PB), Jonathan Van-Tam (1:00:14), Andy Floyd (1:00:33 and new PB), Breeze Rowlands (1:00:26 and new PB), Chantelle Hallam (1:00:38), Kirsty Watson (1:00:44 and new PB), Kerry Robinson (1:01:15 and new PB), Lisa Leach (1:02:00), Fay Paterson (1:02:26 and new PB), Colin Green (1:04:03), Ernie Clarke (1:04:35), Cathy Clarke (1:04:35), John Miller (1:05:43), Faye Hemingway (1:05:59), Cath Hare (1:06:05), Suzanne Catley (1:06:46), Cheryl Kempster (1:06:46), Andrew Jenkinson (1:07:17), Karen Borrill (1:07:23 and new PB), Jacqui Walton (1:07:28), Victoria Heath (1:08:43), Sam Moyses (1:14:06 and new PB), Gill Goode (1:14:33), Kath Ashley (1:16:48), Madaleine Combie (1:21:02), Zoe Smith (1:27:30 and new PB), Beth Webster (1:37:23), and Julie Mumby (1:37:24)

On Sunday, there were members at the Grimsthorpe 10, a multi distance trail run through the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne in Lincolnshire, with a great medal. In the 10-mile event, Adrian Dix came 5th overall in 1:07:33, followed by Andy Rowlands (1:21:25), Simon Lock (1:24:25), Nick Rayns (1:37:51), Chris Redhead (1:38:11), and Breeze Rowlands (1:46:51). In the 10K event, Ernie Clarke finished in 1:10:03, and 1st in his age category, and Cathy Clarke in 1:10:04, and 2nd in her age category. In the 5k event, Madaleine Combie finished in 47:24, and 1st in her age category.

Janet Davies, Damian Davies and Caroline Upton ran the Round Sheffield Run on Sunday, which was basically a half marathon in stages, where walking between the stages (or run if u like) the time between the stages doesn’t count. The run was around Sheffield’s many parks with the walk between the parks. The total distance registered was 14.77 miles. Janet and Damian ran as a pair, and finished in 1:50:53. Caroline ran as a soloist and her time was 2:02. 

Also on Sunday was the Collingham Canter, a 5K road race around the Collingham area, that is traditionally a mainstay for the NOTFAST group, and this year was no exception. First back for NOTFAST, and also first vet lady overall was Diana Wakefield in 21:51, followed by Jim Lovett (23:30), Richard Borrill (23:31), Simon Eccleston (24:24), Mandy Eccleston (25:18 and new PB), Peter Middleton (25:33), Kate Fisher (26:30), Claire Wood (29:49), Joanna Gray (30:18), Fay Paterson (31:30), Cath Hare (31:37), Jacqui Walton (33:18), Victoria Heath (34:25), Karen Borrill (35:00), Kate Blair (35:00), Sam Moyses (37:00), Lynn Hare (37:34), Zoe Smith (41:17), and Julie Mumby (41:18)

Steven White and Richard Lamb were at the monthly Clumber 10 event this Sunday in Clumber Park. Steven finished in 50:56, and Richard in 56:24.

Adam Holland was in Prague this weekend for a stag do, and managed to find an event to take part in while there. This was called Divoka Sarka (Prague Park Race), a 14k multi-terrain course and very hilly, but beautiful scenery. With a 7.5 mile warm up to get to the event, Adam came in 5th overall with a time of 1:00:32.

Finally, Steve Needham and Sue Needham were at the Race to the King Ultra-Marathon this weekend. This goes from Arundel to Winchester across the South Downs Way. It was a very scenic but hilly route with plenty of pit stops, and fortunately for them, the weather was kind. Running together, they completed 24 miles on Saturday in 7:08, and 30 miles on Sunday in a time of 8:54.

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