NOTFAST results 25/09/2016

Parkrun PB’s this week for Breeze Rowlands, Chris Redhead, Peter Lane, and Chris Mumby at Newark, Jacqui Walton and Vicky Heath at Belton, and Cindy Berridge in Brighton.

David Watt and Liz Walton completed the RAB two-day mountain marathon this weekend at Mallerstang in the Yorkshire Dales, which involves visiting as many checkpoints as possible and collecting points, then getting back to the start within the allowed time. They were pleased to achieve a good score with no penalties.

Madaleine Combie ran the West Pinchbeck 10k in 1h12, very pleased that she knocked over 10 minutes off her time from last year.

Janet & Damian Davies were in Scotland for their first marathon, the Loch Ness Marathon, after warming up at Inverness Parkrun the day before. The marathon was a very well organised, picturesque and enjoyable event. They were both really happy with their times, Damian finishing in a fabulous time of 3h05, making him 54th out of 3400, and Janet – on her birthday – in 4h05! (Would have been quicker if the toilet queues weren’t so long….)

Amy Lawrence was in Paris for the Disneyland 5k, a very early 7am start, but an enjoyable event with lots of photo opportunities with the Disney characters, and an awesome medal!

Even further afield, Steve Needham competed in Ironman Mallorca, comprising a 2.4 mile swim in the sea, 112 mile bike ride (in torrential rain!), and 26.2 mile run. Steve was very pleased to finish the course (last year he had to pull out after a mechanical problem with his bike) and completed it in 15h35. Well done Steve!

Several of our runners took part in the Nottingham Robin Hood marathon and half marathon. The course was changed from last year, and was a lot hillier at the start. Adam Holland won the marathon in 2h37, which also made him the outright winner of the County Championships. Very unusually, he crossed the finish line with the CC medal, having been handed it around ½ mile from the finish by Peter Tatton!

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Ady Dix also ran well in the marathon, coming 67th out of 1192 and getting the CC bronze medal for his age group in a time of 3h16. Our half marathon runners were Kira Green (happy to get under 3h in 2h56, and running the last mile quicker than any of the others!), Julie Mumby (very happy to smash her 3 hr predicted time in 2h39), Adi Mumby (2h56 after returning from injury sustained at last years’ event), Faye Hemingway (tapering before her first marathon & taking it steady in 2h29), and Piotr Dura (1h32, his best time for this event).

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