RESULTS 17 JULY

Sunday saw the fifth Sherwood Pines 10k Trail Race run up Edwinstowe way. As ever, very well run by the organisers Karen and Reg. As the name suggests this is an all off road event over an interesting and undulating course with no ‘boring bits’ but with no shortage of challenging surfaces from forest bark via sand and grass to some quite tricky rough rocky stuff that required every footfall to be carefully chosen…ankle turning being a real risk at times. Eight Notfast Running Club members took part, gathering round the yellow flag that was also a Toonie Express meeting point, Later after the race finish we were joined by the famous John Burkhill “the mad man with the pram” as he is known as in his native Sheffield. This was Johns 856th race in aid of Macmillan…a true English Eccentric Gent, he told us that he will carry the Olympic Flame next year. On a bright morning all had a good time, a couple of showers later did nothing to dampen the atmosphere that had taken on a new interest in the shape of the Air Ambulance that landed on the Finish clearing to tend to a competitor that needed emergency assistance..( a bloke called John, who is, on good information, on the mend) In no particular order this is how they did :

Ann Manley………………….56.45

Bob Oakham………………..63.57

Mike Bullock………………..38.02…..8th runner in and winner of the 1st Male Vet prize + 2mins quicker than last year..good stuff.

Wyn Thomas………………..52.14

Jill McIntyre………………….55.43

Lyn McDonnell………………56.30

Chris McDonnell…………….43.04

John Geeson…………………58.06

The Clubs junior contingent..the NUTFASTS..namely the Manley Girls and the Bullock Boys ran thier legs off in the 1k and 2k events that took part after the main run.