Notfast Runners were, as ever,out pounding away the miles up and down the Country and over a variety of distances.

On a chilly but very nice November morning 21 members and some family members set out from Flintham Sports Pavilion to do a Bacon Butty Run. Runners chose a distance between 5 and 10 miles to run around the quiet local country lanes. On our return they enjoyed hot drinks and bacon butties.

The Heanor 10K ‘Pudding Race’ attracted two from the Club.   Kathleen Davis whizzed round in 51.38 and Steve Hodson-Mackey excelled himself with a new Personal Best of 46 minutes , now this was in Derbyshire…his previous PB was a 46.11 in Stathern, a much flatter course

Jodie Walton did the Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile Road Race.  Jodie spoke of Sunshine, Sleet and Scenery, which I’m amazed she had time to enjoy.  In her words she “Legged it round” in 1hour 17minutes..not only does this demonstrate 7.7 minute miles  but incredibly she took  10minutes off her old PB.  Brilliant !

Jill McIntyre was in London to do not just one tough Obstacle race but another on a little later in the dark….…

Stuart Ashley was also ‘Down South’  to stride out a full Marathon distance event. Once again ,his own account tells it all :

The Sundon Saunter.

Starting at Barton Le Clay, just north of Luton the route took us westwards towards Milton Keynes. The first 8 or 9 miles were on nice woodland paths and grassy paths but soon changed to mud as we went westwards. If it wasn’t the ‘claggy mud ‘ that made you feel as thought you were wearing diving boots it was slippery mud which made it difficult to stand up let alone walk – all adds to make it an interesting day and at least we couldn’t fault the weather, sunny, no wind and not too hot although I had to shed a layer and was only wearing a tee shirt for much of the day having got a sweat on up the hills (1750 feet of ascent). We got as far west as Woburn Abbey and through the deer park before turning back east to head back home.

27  hard miles  —   8 hours 27 mins.

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