Eight Notfast Runners went to Erewash last week to take on the third of five Summer League events:
Mike Bullock 35mins 17secs
Martin Dickenson 44. 26
Colin Parker 44, 46
David Baker 45. 32
Andy Pritchett 48. 14
Colin Green 52. 40
Pete Tatton 62. 01
Kate Fisher 48. 14
The Vale of Belvoir village of Stathern had its annual 10k, with its traditional ‘good feel’ and quickish course. The race was on the same morning as the Clubs social run and barbecue but didnt stop a handfull taking part:
Darren Appleton 50mins 40secs
Andy Pritchett 50. 05
Kate Fisher 51.24
Pete Tatton 66.39
Colin Green 57.15
Last Friday evening in Long Bennington, Grantham Running Club put on the first Solstice 10k,…and what a good job they made of it..excellent marshaling..good course…a proper finish arch…and, a bottle of Solstice Beer for all runners, brewed in Sleaford..(do they brew runners in Sleaford..Ed ?). But best of all for three of our runners,..Personal Bests, on an accurate measured course.
It was a shame that the weather was a tad dreary but the above did more than compensate for a bit of drizzle (its called Rain..Ed )..ooh, there were burgers over the road at the newly refurbished Royal Oak:
Mike Bullock 37.55….PB
Wyn Thomas 48.04….PB
Anne Manley 56.10….PB
Jill McIntyre 53.14
Andy Pritchett 48.11
John Miller 60.03
Bob Oakham 61.15
The Collingham Crawl and Canter is a Three Miler and is a bit of a “Local Race for Local People” as Jill Mc Intyre put it. Jill was happy enough being ‘3rd Lady’ (always first in our books though) with a time of 25.08 but reports that a certain ‘Pesky Welshman’ rained on her parade …more like stomped on it…with a searing 23.04. Wyn Thomas reports that the race was “enjoyed by all that entered”,..so come on guys Kiss and Make Up !!
Well done to you both.
Many thanks to Diane Thorpe, aided by Sue Sterling and Martin Dickenson for the Sunday morning Social Run. Choices of 6,8,or 10 mile circuits followed by a Barbecue Banquet at the Kingfisher Lakes at Sibthorpe. A good two dozen or so Club members and friends/partners/ever-patient spouses..(spice ?)..tucked into a small hillock of grub in the fashion that only runners can, namely, with gusto. Always a great time to chat/gossip/leg-pull and generally chill out at a nice venue…if you want you can watch a bit of fishing as well. Thanks Diane from us all.
The two Liz Girls might have been there had they not decided that swimming a MILE on Windermere would be a much more refreshing morning out…whats all this about ??
The Great North Swim, that’s the challenge. A total of 10,000 took part, going off in ‘waves’ of about 300…so our wet-suit, hatted and begoggled duo battled it out with the best
Liz Fleuty did the mile in 35mins 16secs
Liz Walton finished in 38mins 15secs
Ok so its not Running, but its a Leggy Sport so it counts in my book..Snooker and Darts don’t count even though you are standing on your legs….(Leave it ! .Ed )
Congrats to all who got their Heart and Lungs going last weekend…keep on running !