RESULTS 12TH MARCH

Grantham ACs “Newtons Fraction” Half Marathon saw 10 from the Club take part in, for most, near perfect conditions. The course takes in the lovely flat Grantham Canal section, quiet country roads and generally ‘comfortable’ gradients.  This all lulls the uninitiated into a sense of complacency because the second half of the race is ‘Challenging’ to say the least. With the ‘Leg Lashing’  Woolsthorpe hill to contend with, followed by Casthorpe hill any interest in scenery is lost . With a bucket full of lactic acid in each leg, at this point the game plan is to survive and get across the line in one piece.  The final few flat metres around the Meres Sport Centre lift the spirits of many, often encouraging very energetic sprints for the line. This is how the Notfast Yellow Army fared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Lee Crossland and Steve Needham both I believe in their second  race  wearing Notfast colours and both getting  PB’s !!!

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Mike Bullock drove up to Blackpool for their Marathon. Now this race is billed as ‘Flat and Fast’ and is two laps of a Half Marathon circuit,  taking in in the local sights of Lytham St Annes and the Golden Mile.  Sounds good eh ?

Mike had been “Not well” for the two days before and was perhaps ill advised to have a KFC the night before the run, especially as it reappeared not long afterwards, proving beyond any doubt that these Fast Food ‘Restaurants’ are very poor value for money.  Mike was not well set up for 26 miles next morning.

Mike reports somewhat chaotic organisation with a massed start resulting in Half-Marathoners blocking the first mile. Once through Mike was ok till mile 4 when throwing-up was his only option and this was repeated (sorry !) at mile 5.  Quite how he got to 26 plus miles with the energy to sprint the last 400 metres is any ones guess, but that’s what he did.

Time  – an amazing 3 hours 19 minutes. That is only about 4 to 5 mins off his PB. Mike, chirpy as ever reported that in the words of Wallace and Gromitt..” It was a Grand Day Out”…Nitwit !