RESULTS 19TH MARCH

ASHBY 20 (Sunday 18th) – Martin & Diane’s Race Report

Well, things were not looking good …. at 4.20am this morning the rain was hammering so heavily on the windows that I woke up wondering what on earth I’d let myself in for.  It was no better when Martin collected me later BUT when the air horn sounded at 10am the sun came out (well vaguely) and off we went.  Ashby 20 is a hard race and although scenic and interesting, you can’t help but notice the hills; there’s one around every corner.  The worse one, in my opinion, within the last mile of finishing …. now that’s just downright unfair.  We both finished with brimming smiles having knocked 10 minutes off our previous time, and getting a PB!!  Yippee, two very happy bunnies J  Definitely recommend this race for marathon training; fantastically well organised, lots of water stops, gels, jelly babies, great marshals and a cheese sandwich and hoodie to finish!  What more could you ask for ….. umm now I need to think seriously hard before answering that one!

Times:  3hr 5 mins for both of us

Diane.

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DAFFODIL DAWDLE  Stuart’s report.

A good day weather wise, despite the showery day that was forecast we got virtually no rain although there was a little mud around in places, so at last I’m sure the residents of East Anglia will be pleased they had had a little rain although a lot more is required.

The Daffodil Dawdle 26.3 miles  7 hours 12 mins. ( a PB for the course

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About eleven Notfast runners met at Flintham Cricket Club last Sunday morning . The day looked far from promising earlier in the morning, as it had been lashing down with rain and the prospect of a good soaking seemed to be guaranteed.  As it turned out the great god or running had a change of heart, with the weather turning to blissful conditions for the morning out.  Andy Pritchett had devised courses of 4ish, 6ish and 10ish miles and off we all trotted.  The courses took in Flintham, Screveton, Car Colston,  Hawksworth and Sibthorpe.  The terrain round that neck of the woods can be a bit roly-poly, particularly  round Sibthorpe to Flintham…everyone got round without incident.

So with all safely back home to the Clubhouse…itself a great venue, with showering and changing facilities,…the task in hand was to get down to some good old fashioned gossip and leg-pull.  Ably catered for by Nigel Dalby, Jean Dickenson and Chris Maxwell the  aptly named Bacon Butty Run became just that,…loads of tea and coffee and the opportunity to put away quite the biggest bacon baps that this writer has ever seen.  By this time the number had swelled to 15 or so.

Many thanks to Andy for masterminding the outing and the Caterers for making sure that no-one left for home un-fed-and-watered.