Notfast Running Club had 15 members compete at the Notts AAA Summer League event at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham. The course winds around the National Water Sports Centre and is often run off with difficult winds, due to the exposed nature of the course. Only County Clubs can participate in the League series. The race distance was 5 miles-ish

In the Ladies Vets category four took part:
Jodie Walton 38.54
Kate Fisher 41.53
Lyn McDonnell 43.19
Victoria Needle 43.20

Results for the Mens Vets race;

Richard Hallam 30.37
Chris McDonnell 32.54
Colin Parker 37.22
Martin Dickenson 38.28
Noel Henderson 39.51
Darren Appleton 39.53
Andy Pritchett 41.17
Steve Needham 41.45
David Gill 44.20
Andy Watts 51.40
Peter Tatton 53.34

More Notts AAA action two days later was again at Holme Pierrepont. This time a 10 mile event, again around the Water Sports Centre.

This time 3 members took part :

Noel Henderson 1hr 21mins 39secs
Kate Fisher 1hr 27mins 12secs
Andy Pritchett 1hr 27mins 12secs

For Kate who was running with an injury this was a special race as she had her best 10 mile result in 6 years having inproved her 2011 time by 5 minutes

Over in Cranwell, two members ran the Sleaford Lions Charity 10k. This is a multi terrain’10’.

This race is in its second year and the participants reported a good course, largely off-road, with a good wooded finish…Results :

David Watt 47mins 24 secs

Liz Walton 54 mins 49 secs


For those who like to go to the ‘Dark Side’ for running challenges, lets look at the trio of Lee Crossland, Mark Jackson and Steve Hodson-Mackey

Fun for these three came in the guise of .’The Toughmudder’……………………

This is how it goes…
1 Go to Kettering, to some Country Estate…somewhere.

2 Run an endurance course designed by British Special Forces, ..just the 12 miles..easy…

This is not a race, no,..this is a challenge.. all funds for the Help for Heroes

Get thoroughly wet, run through Fire + 30 obstacles in total ..including dashing through a barrier of electrified wires (only cattle prod stuff, nothing to be scared
of !). Unreal hills where only the help of others will get you through…oh, and cow dung and nettles.
Nice day out , all-in-all

Before the start a pledge is taken:

This is NOT a race
Do not complain.
Help all around you to succeed.
Build your own team on the day, as it happens

Lee, Mark and Steve have no finishing time to post, and if they had one what would it mean ??

These guys demonstrate vividly the new sporting direction that so many people embrace. This defies the natural law of Sport.

20% of starters never make it to the finish

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